Sample Demand Letter

Demand Letter (.Doc/.Docx, 4 pp, 25 K)

Model Information



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A "demand letter" is the form of written demand that is issued where response costs have been incurred under CERCLA but are not contained in a special notice letter.

Supporting Documents

Written Demand for Recovery of Costs Incurred Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Date: 03/21/1991
Memorandum outlines Regional responsibilities for documenting costs, issuing written demands for costs, and pursuing parties that do not reimburse EPA to maximize cost recovery under CERCLA. Model document attached to this memorandum is superseded by the 2014 revision to the model document.

Revision History

Review and Update URLs

  • Reviewed and updated existing URLs throughout the document – page 4.

Amended paragraph adding information on resources for small businesses

  • Updated paragraph addressing information resources for small business to add sentence on availability of fact sheet on the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) and other resources.

Grammatical and formatting changes

  • As part of conversion to Word, made general grammatical and formatting updates to model document. No substantive changes.

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