Superfund Cleanup Subject Listing

Information Requests/Exchanges

This category includes guidance and models related to requesting information from potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and other parties relating to contamination at Superfund sites.

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Transmittal of Model Geospatial Data and Electronic Submission of Deliverables Language for Inclusion in CERCLA Statements of Work - (9/29/14)
Transmittal memorandum and model geospatial data language for inclusion in CERCLA statement of work (SOW) documents.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-model-geospatial-data-language-use-cercla-sows (PDF 2 MB)
Model Application/Information Request for the Service Station Dealer Exemption under Section 114(c) of CERCLA - (11/8/04)
Transmittal memorandum and model language document application/information request for service station dealers exemption under CERCLA
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/model-applicationinformation-request-service-station-dealer-exemption-under-cercla (PDF 55 K)
Transmittal of Guidance on Issuing CERCLA Section 104(e)(2) Information Requests to Federal Agencies at Privately-owned Superfund Sites - (6/14/04)
Guidance on information requests to federal agencies at privately-owned superfund sites. Attachment A contains the list of federal PRP points of contacts dated October 2003.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-issuing-superfund-104e2-information-requests-federal-agencies-privately-owned (PDF 126 K)
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publication of the EPA Federal Register notices and to make minor modifications to the notices themselves from 8/16/95 superseded memorandum.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)
Answers to Comments Submitted After the Superfund ROD is Signed - (10/11/95)
Memorandum addresses the Agency's responsibility for responding to comments submitted after the Superfund Record of Decision (ROD) is signed and the comment period has closed.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-responding-comments-after-rod-signed (PDF 98 K)
Transmittal of Sample Documents for More Effective Communication in CERCLA Section 104(e)(2) Information Requests - (6/30/95)
Samples intended to address concerns raised by past recipients of information request letters to more effectively convey our initial information requests to recipients & encourage a more complete response from the recipients of initial information request
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-sample-documents-effective-communication-under-cercla-section-104e (PDF)
Model Administrative Order for CERCLA Information Requests - (9/30/94)
Transmittal memorandum and model Administrative Order for CERCLA Information Requests.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-model-cercla-section-104e5a-administrative-order-information-collection (PDF 632 K)
Communications Strategy for Settlements with Small Volume Waste Contributors - (9/30/93)
Memorandum outlines communication strategy and attaches model documents for assist the Regions settlements with de minimis parties. Memorandum outlines communication strategy and attaches model documents for assist the Regions settlements with de minimis parties.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-communication-strategy-superfund-settlements-small-volume-waste-contributors (PDF 694 K)
Revised Policy on Discretionary Information Release Under CERCLA - (3/31/93)
The purpose of the revised CERCLA information release policy is to minimize potential impediments to facilitating PRP organization and coalescence. OSWER Directive 9835.12-01a.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-discretionary-information-releases-under-superfund (PDF 168 K)
Issuance of Interim Rule: Disclosure of Confidential Data to Authorized Representatives of the United States, and Potententially Responsible Parties - (1/8/93)
Transmittal memorandum attaching the January 5, 1993 Federal Register interim final rule on disclosure of confidential data.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-disclosing-confidential-data-authorized-us-representatives-and-prps (PDF 1190 K)
Recommendations Concerning the Use and Issuance of Administrative Subpoenas under CERCLA Section 122 - (8/30/91)
Memo addresses CERCLA 122 which gives EPA authority to issue subpoenas administratively to require the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documents.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-use-and-enforcement-cercla-information-requests-and-administrative-subpoenas (PDF 179K)
Final Guidance on Preparing Waste-in Lists and Volumetric Rankings for Release to Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) under CERCLA (Waste-in Guidance) - (2/22/91)
Provides guidance on the compilation and release of waste-in lists and volumetric rankings to help you comply with the information release requirements of CERCLA section 122 (e) and the information release and exchange policies outlined in OSWER Directive
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-preparing-waste-lists-and-volumetric-rankings-release-prps-waste-guidance (PDF 1206K)
Transmittal of Model Consent Decree for CERCLA Section 104(e) Information Request Enforcement Actions - (8/29/90)
Transmittal memorandum and model Consent Decree for CERCLA Section 104(e) Information Request Enforcement Actions. OSWER No. 9834.14.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/model-cercla-section-104e-information-request-enforcement-actions-consent-decree (PDF 445 BK)
Releasing Information to Potentially Responsible Parties at CERCLA Sites - (3/1/90)
Memorandum addresses releasing information to potentially responsible parties at sites being addressed under CERCLA for the purpose of facilitating settlement. OSWER Dir. No. 9835.12
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-releasing-information-prps-cercla-sites (PDF 228K)
Transmittal of Guidance on Use and Enforcement of CERCLA Information Requests and Administrative Subpoenas - (8/25/88)
Guidance gives an overview of the information-gathering tools under CERCLA 104(e) and 122(e)(3)(B), and it focuses on the steps to be taken. OSWER No. 9834.4-a
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-use-and-enforcement-cercla-information-requests-and-administrative-subpoenas (PDF 1859 KB)
Interim Guidance on Notice Letters, Negotiations, and Information Exchange - (10/19/87)
Memorandum re-emphasizes the importance of timely issuance of notice letters and the exchange of information between EPA and PRPs.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/interim-guidance-notice-letters-negotiations-and-information-exchange (PDF 3061KB)
Policy on Enforcing Information Requests in Hazardous Waste Cases - (9/10/84)
Memorandum assists the regions in enforcing information request letters issued pursuant to Section 104 of CERCLA and Section 3007 of RCRA. OSWER Dir. 9834.4
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-enforcing-information-requests-hazardous-waste-cases (PDF 1156K)
Releasing Identities of Potentially of Responsible Parties in Response to FOIA Requests - (1/26/84)
The memo states EPA Policy on responding to requests under the FOIA for the names of PRPs at CERCLA sites. OSWER Dir. No. 9834.0
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-releasing-prp-identities-foia-responses (PDF 148 K)

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