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Guidance: Coordinating RCRA Corrective Action Activity and Closure and Superfund Site Activities

Memorandum addresses coordination within enforcement program offices with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action, Superfund, and state/tribal cleanup programs. Issued 9/24/1996.

The memorandum discusses three issues:

  1. acceptance of decisions made by other remedial programs;
  2. deferral of activities and coordination among EPA RCRA, EPA CERCLA and state/tribal cleanup programs; and
  3. coordination of the specific standards and administrative requirements for closure of RCRA regulated units with other cleanup activities.

The memorandum also announces a revision to the Agency’s policy on the use of fate and transport calculations to meet the "clean closure" performance standard under RCRA.

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