With the passage of SB 181, South Carolina became the 7th state to enact a SREA equivalent in its state Superfund law.
SB 181 uses a
similar strategy to that employed in Tennessee
last year by simply stating that, for the purposes of the state's superfund
law, the provisions of SREA shall apply. A similar bill in North Carolina has passed the legislature and was signed by the
Governor on July 21. Unfortunately, the third SREA equivalent bill that was
being considered, Texas HB 1856, was
held in the Senate until the session adjourned after receiving a unanimous vote
in the House.
ISRI has recently added links to our State
Policy Resources pages to each state's Superfund law, as well as information on
the seven states (AR, FL, GA, MI, PA, SC, & TN) that have adopted
provisions similar to SREA. In the overwhelming number of states without a SREA
equivalent statute, it is possible that scrap processors potentially could be
subject to liability if the action is brought under the state Superfund law.
For more information on state SREA efforts, please contact Danielle Waterfield at (202) 662-8516.