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2. What Is A Natural Resource Trustee?



 
FEDERAL OFFICIAL designated by the President;
STATE OFFICIAL designated by the Governor;
INDIAN OFFICIAL designated by the governing body of any Indian tribe; and
FOREIGN OFFICIAL designated by the head of any foreign government,
who acts on behalf of the public (of the nation, the State, the tribe, or the foreign country) by:
  • participating in National Response System preparedness and response activities intended to avoid or minimize injury to natural resources;
  • assessing damages for injury to, destruction of, or loss of natural resources under their trusteeship;
  • obtaining compensation from the responsible party for these damages through negotiation or litigation; and
  • developing and implementing a plan for restoration of injured resources.

Authority: NCP ( 40 CFR 300.210(c)(4), 300.615(c)(3)(i), 300.910(a) ) and CERCLA section 107(f)(2) and CWA section 311 (as amended by OPA section 1006).

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[1. Why Are Trustees Involved?]
[3. Who Are The Federal Trustees?]
[4. Who Are The State Trustees?]
[5. Who Are The Indian Trustees?]
[6. What Are Natural Resources?]
[7. Co-Trusteeship.]
[8. On-Scene Coordinator Responsibilties.]
[9. The Trustees' Responsibilities?]
[10. Major Concepts In NRDA.]
[11. NRDA Process.]