Minimize use of hazardous materials and eliminate known hazardous waste.
Land Use Allocations
No allocations are made for hazardous material sites in the planning process.
Identify, investigate, and arrange for removal of hazardous substances on BLM-administered land in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Emergency response will be as specified in the District Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan. The response will include cleanup, proper notifications, criminal investigations, risk assessment, and other actions consistent with the Act and the nature of the emergency.
Store, treat and dispose of hazardous materials in accordance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and other appropriate regulations.
Use the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act to coordinate emergency planning with state and local jurisdictions concerning hazardous materials, emergency notifications, and routine reporting of hazardous materials inventories.
Until hazardous materials on BLM-administered land are removed, protect employees and the public from exposure to these materials.
Provide information to the public regarding the need to properly dispose of hazardous materials and the danger of becoming exposed to hazardous materials.