Summary: H.R.4272 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4272. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/27/1996)

Hazardous Waste Facilities Financial Responsibility Act of 1996 - Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise financial responsibility and post-closure care standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to provide for: (1) a post-closure care period of at least 30 years where wastes or residuals remain on site; (2) financial responsibility from the issuance of an operating or post-closure permit through closure and the post-closure care period; (3) liability assurances through such period; and (4) post-closure care cost estimate revisions. Precludes satisfaction of these standards, for any facility closed after enactment of this Act, by means of certain financial tests or a corporate guarantee for closure issued by a parent corporation.