William S. Cohen Papers | Senate Materials
on Waste Management and Clean-up
MS 188.8.131.52.6 Waste Management and Clean-up 1979-1996 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. The Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, (otherwise known as
Superfund), was the first Federal law designed to address the
potential environmental health hazards associated with waste sites.
Cohen co-sponsored this act, and the bulk of the material in this
subseries deals with Superfund initiatives that took place
throughout Maine. Files related to how and where trash is
transported, processed, recycled and disposed (flow-control
legislation) are also found in this series. Cohen supported the Flow
Control Act of 1995 (S. 3998), as well as 1995 amendments to the
Solid Waste Disposal Act (S. 534).
Records include reports and correspondence from the EPA, the Maine
Municipal Association, and the Eastern Maine Development
Corporation, as well as copies of bills, briefing memos, news
clippings, CRS reports, and "Dear Colleague" letters.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017.
Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
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