Chapter 16: Hazardous Materials

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Section 1: List of Terms Used in this Chapter

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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), commonly referred to as “superfund”, provides the Environmental Protection Agency authority to respond to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants that may endanger human health or the environment. For more information on CERCLA, refer to the TxDOT environmental procedures in the Project Development Process Manual.

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