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Guidance: Communication Strategy for Superfund Settlements with Small Volume Waste Contributors

Memorandum outlines communication strategy and attaches a model first point of contact letter and a small waste contributor brochure to assist the Regions in settlements with de minimis and de micromis parties. Issued 9/30/1993.

The model document and brochure were updated and reissued in April 2008 as part of the Interim Revisions to CERCLA Notice Letters and Update of Superfund and Small Waste Contributors Brochure to Notify Potential Settlors about Atlantic Research Corporation Decision

  • The small waste contributors brochure listed below is the April 2008 version.
  • The model first point of contact letter is available from the Cleanup Enforcement Model Language and Sample Documents Database.
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