Pursuant to section 941 of the federal “Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997,” Pub. L. 105-34, the Governor shall designate the Department of Environmental Protection as the appropriate
State environmental agency to issue statements that an area is within a targeted area
and that there has been a release, or threat of release, or disposal of any hazardous
substance at or on that area. For the purposes of this section “targeted area” and “hazardous substance” shall
have the meanings given to them in the federal act.
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