An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »


EPA Enforcement Policy for GOCO Facilities

This enforcement policy is intended as guidance when dealing with private contractor operators at Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated (GOCO) Facilities. The policy defines GOCOs and the possible landlord/tenant and lessor/lessee arrangements and explains that EPA will exercise its discretion in pursuing enforcement against the responsible party, whether it be the federal agency, the contractor-operator, or both. Issued Jan. 7, 1994

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.