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Introduced in House (01/31/2001)

Recycle America's Land Act of 2001- Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to direct the President to establish assistance programs for: (1) assessment and remediation of brownfields; and (2) State voluntary cleanup programs.

Absolves of liability under CERCLA: (1) certain owners or operators, including heirs, specified treatment works, and owners or operators of rights-of-way; (2) certain non-owner/operators, including small businesses, landfills, de micromis contributors, and recyclers; and (4) contiguous property owners.

Limits the right to seek contribution from other parties in certain circumstances.

Revises provisions regarding settlements.

Establishes a liability allocation process for NPL facilities.

Reauthorizes appropriations to the Hazardous Substance Superfund through FY 2007.