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Waste, Chemical and Cleanup Enforcement Policy, Guidance and Publications

This section provides policy and guidance documents related to the enforcement related to pollution by waste, chemical, and cleanup sites.

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Waste - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Administrative Authorities

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Civil/Criminal Enforcement

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Interim Status

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Land Disposal Requirements

Miscellaneous (RCRA)

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Chemical Policy and Guidance Documents

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

Chemical Accident Prevention [CAA Section 112 (r)]

Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA)

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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)


New and Existing Chemicals


Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)


Good Laboratory Practice

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Cleanup Enforcement Policy and Guidance, Models, and Publications

Agency policy and guidance on the federal authority to implement the cleanup and corrective action enforcement programs for the following statutes:

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund)

Resource Conservations and Recovery Act

Addressing Liability Concerns to Support Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Lands

  • Policy and Guidance Documents - access to liability, prospective purchaser, contaminated aquifers, and other policy and guidance documents associated with addressing liability concerns to support cleanup and reuse of contaminated lands.
  • Reports and publications - collection of reports, manuals, and factsheets on landowner liability protections, state and local government acquisition of contaminated property, and enforcement tools to promote cleanup and reuse of contaminated lands
  • Cleanup and Reuse Success Stories: Cleanup Enforcement Benefit Communities - success stories highlight the cleanup enforcement program's efforts to clean up contaminated sites and work with responsible parties, communities, state and local governments, and other stakeholders to protect human health and the environment and bring about economic, recreational, and habitat improvements.

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