Oklahoma Statewide Comprehensive Restoration Plan

Public and Stakeholder Involvement Process

Oklahoma’s natural resources trustee (the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment; OSEE), along with cooperating agencies, developed this Statewide Comprehensive Restoration Plan (SCRP) to assist in carrying out the state’s responsibilities for discharges or substantial releases of hazardous substances or threats of discharges of hazardous materials under the Comprehensive, Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 9601 et seq. The goals of this SCRP are to provide an outline and process for selection of restoration alternatives; expedite and potentially reduce the cost of the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) process; provide for consistency and predictability by detailing Oklahoma’s NRDA process, thereby minimizing uncertainty to the public and industry; and, increasing restoration of lost natural resources and services. The state will administer and use the SCRP to assist in carrying out its natural resources trust mandates under CERCLA. Public participation and review is an integral part of the restoration planning process required under CERCLA (e.g., 43 CFR §11.81[d][2]). To demonstrate the state of Oklahoma’s (State) dedication to public involvement, the draft Statewide Comprehensive Restoration Plan (SCRP) is available for public review and comment for 30 days following posting of the SCRP on the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment website. The State will provide the State Historic Preservation Office with the SCRP as part of the public review and comment process. The state will address public comments and will document responses to those comments as part of the final SCRP. Comments may be submitted in writing and are due to the state by September 6, 2018. To submit a comment or to request a hard copy of the draft SCRP, or for additional information, please contact the following: Jay Wright Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality P.O. Box 1677 Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
Copies of the document are available online at: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/ or at https://ee.ok.gov/.