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Imminent and substantial endangerment (RCRA 7003/CERCLA 106(a))

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Revised Penalty Matrix for RCRA § 7003 Civil Penalty Policy - (9/6/16)
Revised penalty matrix for RCRA 7003 civil penalty policy
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-penalty-matrix-rcra-section-7003-civil-penalty-policy (PDF 510K)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision in Ecological Rights Foundation v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company Regarding the RCRA Definition of Solid Waste - (6/12/14)
Memorandum highlights issues raised in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Ecological Rights Foundation v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company regarding the definition of solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/rcra-ecological-rights-foundation (PDF 502K)
Revised Penalty Matrix for RCRA Section 7003 Civil Penalty Policy - (7/17/09)
Updated matrix for RCRA Section 7003 Penalty Policy.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-penalty-matrix-rcra-section-7003-civil-penalty-policy (PDF 28K)
Transmittal memorandum for Model RCRA Section 7003 Administrative Order on Consent (transmittal package) - (11/1/05)
Transmittal memorandum, model language and frequently asked questions for RCRA Section 7003 administrative order on consent model
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/model-rcra-section-7003-aoc (PDF 311 K)
Revised Penalty Matrix for RCRA Section 7003 Penalties - (4/20/05)
Memorandum updates penalty matrix for RCRA Section 7003 penalty policy issued Oct. 20, 1997. Supplemented by the July 2009 updated matrix.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-penalty-matrix-rcra-section-7003-civil-penalty-policy (PDF 33 K)
Use of CERCLA 106 to Address Endangerments That May Also be Addressed Under Other Environmental Statutes - (1/18/01)
This memo discusses the use of CERCLA 106 to address imminent and substantial endangerments that may also be addressed by other crose-media situations.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-using-cercla-section-106-address-cross-media-ise-situations (PDF 1500 K)
Transmittal of Guidance on Enforcement Approaches for Expediting RCRA Corrective Action - (1/2/01)
Memorandum provides guidance to EPA and RCRA authorized state project managers on a variety of enforcement approaches that can be used to accomplish timely, protective, and efficient corrective action at RCRA Subtitle C facilities.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-enforcement-approaches-expediting-rcra-corrective-action (PDF 1049K)
Transmittal of Guidance on the Use of Section 7003 of RCRA - (10/20/97)
Memorandum transmits the "Guidance on the Use of Section 7003 of RCRA" and expands upon and supersedes previously issued guidance.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-use-administrative-orders-under-rcra-section-7003 (PDF 208K)
Revised Model Notice Language for Compliance with Public Participation Requirements of Section 7003(d) of RCRA - (10/30/96)
Memorandum updates instructions for formatting and obtaining publication of the EPA Federal Register notices and to make minor modifications to the notices themselves from 8/16/95 superseded memorandum.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-model-language-compliance-public-participation-requirements-under-rcra-section (PDF 79 K)
Guidance on the Use of Stipulated Penalties in Hazardous Waste Consent Decrees - (9/21/87)
This guidance addresses the use of stipulated penalties in civil judicial settlements under CERCLA and RCRA Section 7003.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-use-stipulated-penalties-hazardous-waste-consent-decrees (PDF 511K)

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