Minimize use of hazardous materials and eliminate known hazardous wastes on BLM-administered lands.
Land Use Allocations
No allocations are made for hazardous material sites in the planning process.
Identify, investigate, and arrange for removal of hazardous wastes on BLM-administered lands in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (the 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.
Remove and replace, if appropriate, all existing underground storage tanks with above ground storage facilities following state and federal regulations.
Until known hazardous wastes on BLM-administered lands are removed, protect employees and the public from exposure.
Provide information to the public regarding the need to properly dispose of hazardous wastes and the danger of becoming exposed.