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[121 STAT. 1810]
[121 STAT. 1810]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1810

PUBLIC LAW 110–143—DEC. 21, 2007

including guidelines regarding preliminary site assessment and the remediation of residual contaminants. (b) CONSIDERATIONS.—In developing the voluntary guidelines under subsection (a), the Administrator shall consider, at a minimum— (1) relevant standards, guidelines, and requirements found in Federal, State, and local laws and regulations; (2) the varying types and locations of former methamphetamine laboratories; and (3) the expected cost of carrying out any proposed guidelines. (c) STATES.—The voluntary guidelines should be designed to assist State and local governments in the development and the implementation of legislation and other policies to apply stateof-the-art knowledge and research results to the remediation of former methamphetamine laboratories. The Administrator shall work with State and local governments and other relevant nonFederal agencies and organizations, including through the conference described in section 5, to promote and encourage the appropriate adoption of the voluntary guidelines. (d) UPDATING THE GUIDELINES.—The Administrator shall periodically update the voluntary guidelines as the Administrator, in consultation with States and other interested parties, determines to be necessary and appropriate to incorporate research findings and other new knowledge. SEC. 4. RESEARCH PROGRAM.

The Administrator shall establish a program of research to support the development and revision of the voluntary guidelines described in section 3. Such research shall— (1) identify methamphetamine laboratory-related chemicals of concern; (2) assess the types and levels of exposure to chemicals of concern identified under paragraph (1), including routine and accidental exposures, that may present a significant risk of adverse biological effects, and the research necessary to better address biological effects and to minimize adverse human exposures; (3) evaluate the performance of various methamphetamine laboratory cleanup and remediation techniques; and (4) support other research priorities identified by the Administrator in consultation with States and other interested parties. SEC. 5. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CONFERENCE.

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(a) CONFERENCE.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and at least every third year thereafter, the Administrator shall convene a conference of appropriate State agencies, as well as individuals or organizations involved in research and other activities directly related to the environmental, or biological impacts of former methamphetamine laboratories. The conference should be a forum for the Administrator to provide information on the guidelines developed under section 3 and on the latest findings from the research program described in section 4, and for the non-Federal participants to provide information on the problems and needs of States and localities and their experience with guidelines developed under section 3.

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