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Serial No. 103-50: Underground Storage Tanks and Open Dumps on Indian Reservations, Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session on Abandoned and Leaking Underground Storage Tanks and Open Dump Sites on Indian Reservations, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, October 14, 1993   [open pdf - 55MB]

This is the October 14, 1993 hearing on "Underground Storage Tanks and Open Dumps on Indian Reservations," held before the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Eni F.N Faleomavaega: "Today, we will be hearing testimony on two pervasive environmental problems in Indian country, abandoned and leaking underground storage tanks and open dump sites. There are over 650 open dump sites on Indian lands. All but two of these sites do not comply with current Federal standards. In April 1994, when the new EPA regulations governing Federal land-fills go into effect, only one of these sites will be in compliance with the new regulations. It is estimated that it will cost over $130 mil-lion to effectively close these sites or bring them into compliance. Over the 5 year period of 1985 through 1990, EPA has expended just over $2 million on Indian lands under RCRA [Resource Conservation and Recovery Act]. These funds must address the hazardous and solid waste problems of over 500 Indian tribes and approximately 53 million acres of land." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David W. Ziegele, Patrick Hayes, and Gary J. Hartz.

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Serial No. 103-50
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1994
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