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Guidance: Recovering Indirect Costs in Superfund Cost Recovery Actions

Memorandum clarifies the Agency's policy regarding the recovery of indirect costs in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) cost recovery actions. Policy clarification was made to address existing cost recovery actions under section 107 prior to issuance of several financial management documents. OSWER Directive No. 9832.5. Issued 6/27/1986.

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