Enforcement

Superfund Cleanup Subject Listing

Orphan Share

This category includes EPA policy on providing a compromise of certain costs for some or all of any "orphan share" at sites where potentially responsible parties (PRPs) enter into a settlement to do cleanup work or pay costs of response.

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Orphan Share Reform Implementation Update No. 3 - (8/8/02)
Third update memorandum regarding implementation of orphan share reform
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-updates-implementation-orphan-share-reform (PDF 144K)
Orphan Share Reform Implementation Update No. 2 - (4/19/01)
Second update memorandum regarding implementation of orphan share reform
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-updates-implementation-orphan-share-reform (PDF 126K)
Orphan Share Superfund Reform Questions and Answers (January 2001) - (1/1/01)
Questions and answer document to orphan share superfund reforms.
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/qa-orphan-share-superfund-reform (PDF 240K)
Model Language Relating to Orphan Share Compensation Through the Compromise of Future Oversight Costs - (9/28/00)
Memo suggests model language for inclusion in future remedial design, remedial action consent decrees and removal action administrative orders that provide orphan share compensation.
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-orphan-share-compensation-through-compromise-future-oversight-costs-model (PDF 238K)
Orphan Share Reform Implementation Update - (12/28/99)
Memorandum outlines orphan share reform activities since implementation in October 1995
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-updates-implementation-orphan-share-reform (PDF 158K)
Transmittal of Addendum to the Interim CERCLA Settlement Policy Issued on December 5, 1984 - (9/30/97)
Transmittal memorandum and addendum to the "Interim CERCLA Settlement Policy" issued on December 5, 1984 that provides the Regions with direction for addressing potential compromises of CERCLA cost recovery claims due to the existence of a significant orphan share.
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-cercla-settlement-policy-interim (PDF 18 K)
Fact Sheet: Orphan Share Reform - (6/4/96)
Fact Sheet: Orphan Share Reform
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-orphan-share-compensation-rdra-and-non-time-critical-removal-settlors (PDF 56K)
Interim Guidance on Orphan Share Compensation for Settlors of Remedial Design/Remedial Action and Non-Time-Critical Removals - (6/3/96)
Memorandum provides Regions with direction for providing orphan share compensation in settlements with PRPs.
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-orphan-share-compensation-rdra-and-non-time-critical-removal-settlors (PDF 437 KB)

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