The Saga of Senate Bill 2067

by Philip Hall, Senior VP; CH2M Hill, 6060 S. Willow Dr., Greenwood Village, CO 80111-5112,
Edward Gerber, President; Gerber & Assoc., Sacramento, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1989, Vol. 59, Issue 4, Pg. 50-52

Document Type: Feature article


With the advent of the California Superfund program, liability related to toxic waste cleanup became a critical issue in California. The state had no authority to indemnify consultants selected for hazardous waste cleanup evaluations, and the consultants were unwilling to do the work without protection. A group of engineering firms banded together in a two year effort to get protective legislation passed.

Subject Headings: Waste treatment | Consulting services | Liability | Toxicity | Hazardous wastes | Legislation | California | United States

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