These resources provide guidance on using Institutional Controls (ICs), which are used during long-term care at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facilities.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Memo: Transmittal of Final Fact Sheet (PDF)(2 pp, 9 K,
The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit the final fact sheet entitled “Institutional Controls: A Site Manager’s Guide to Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Institutional Controls at Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action Cleanups” EPA 540-F-00-005, OSWER 9355.0-74FS-P
Fact Sheet: A Site Manager's Guide to Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Institutional Controls at Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action Cleanups (PDF)(10 pp, 50 K,
This fact sheet provides Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action site managers and decision-makers with an overview of the types of Institutional Controls that are commonly used or implemented, and outlines the factors that should generally be considered when evaluating and selecting ICs as part of the remedy.
Ensuring Effective and Reliable Institutional Controls at RCRA Facilities (PDF)(9 pp, 355 K,
June 14, 2007)
This memorandum emphasizes the need for effective and reliable institutional controls at RCRA facility cleanups, corrective action and closures where such controls are necessary to provide protection of human health and the environment. It sets forth a number of guiding principles and recommendations that can help EPA and state decision makers on the use of institutional controls at RCRA facilities.