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Cleanup Laws, Regulations and Guidance

RCRA Corrective Action

RCRA is the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act - a state delegated program that includes solid and hazardous waste management and corrective action when hazardous waste accidents occur.


Superfund is the program for cleaning up abandoned hazardous waste sites.

Federal Facilities

The Federal Facilities program supports hazardous waste cleanups at federal facilities.


Brownfields grants include those that address assessments and cleanups on potentially usable property.

Underground Storage Tanks

The Underground Storage Tanks (UST) program oversees the state delegated program that addresses USTs and Leaking USTs.


This program addresses all kinds of emergencies including oil spills on land and inland waters.

Enforcement and Compliance

In addition