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Sample Documents for Effective Communication under CERCLA Section 104(e)

Transmittal memorandum and sample initial information request letters tailored to large businesses, small businesses, or individuals, and and sample instructions to recipients for responding to information request letters at a site. The sample letters supplement, but do not supersede, the August 1988 guidance on the use and enforcement of CERCLA information requests and administrative subpoenas. Issued 7/5/1995

Sample letters and instructions include:

  • Information request to Small or Large Entity
  • 104(e) Initial Letter for Small Entities (e.g. individuals, small businesses, employees, and citizens)
  • 104(e) Initial Letter for Large Entities
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