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Guidance: Prospective Purchaser Agreements and other Enforcement Tools for use at RCRA Sites

Memorandum highlights three tools useful to EPA and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) authorized States for overcoming real or perceived barriers to cleanup and reuse at RCRA sites: RCRA Prospective Purchaser Agreements (PPAs), the February 2003 Final Guidance on Completion of Corrective Action Activities at RCRA Facilities, and RCRA comfort/status letters. Issued 4/8/2003.

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