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Guidance: Superfund Liability Protections for Local Government Acquisitions

Guidance memorandum provides an overview of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) liability framework and protections that may apply to local government acquisitions of contaminated property. Through this guidance, the agency is clarifying its enforcement intentions by describing circumstances when it may exercise its discretion to not pursue enforcement actions against certain parties that may fall within a category of liable parties under Section 107 of CERCLA. Issued June 15, 2020.

The guidance supersedes the 2011 factsheet on "CERCLA Liability and Local Government Acquisitions and Other Activities."

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