Superfund Cleanup Subject Listing

Special Accounts

This category contains guidance and policies on EPA's use of "special accounts" under CERCLA section 122(b)(3). Special accounts are site-specific sub-accounts within the Superfund Trust Fund that are generally used to retain money paid under settlement agreements for use at a specific site.

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Superfund Special Accounts Management Strategy for 2016 - 2018 - (4/11/16)
Updated FY 2016 - 2018 management strategy for Superfund special accounts to ensure that special accounts are used successfully nationwide to support cleanup at contaminated sites.
Superfund Special Accounts Management Strategy for 2013 - 2015 - (3/15/13)
Updated FY 2013 - 2015 management strategy for Superfund special accounts to ensure that special accounts are used successfully nationwide to support cleanup at contaminated sites.
http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/11/175868 (PDF 5,226K)
Use of CERCLA Section 122(b)(3) Special Accounts at RCRA Corrective Action Sites - (12/20/12)
Memorandum providing direction to the Regions on the scope of EPA's ability to retain and use funds in special accounts for the oversight of RCRA cleanups.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-use-superfund-special-accounts-rcra-corrective-action-sites (PDF 280K)
Effective Utilization of Superfund Special Accounts - (4/22/12)
Joint memorandum outlining the steps taken to improve the management and use of Superfund special accounts.
http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/175865 (PDF 2.69K)
Use of Special Account Funds to Facilitate Work Settlements with Potentially Responsible Parties and to Expedite the Cleanup of Superfund Sites - (1/26/12)
Use of Special Accounts in settlements with PRPs to expedite cleanup at Superfund sites.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-using-special-account-funds-facilitate-work-settlements-prps-and-expedite (PDF 601 K)
Model Notifications to Headquarters of Milestone Special Accounts Transactions - (4/22/11)
Memorandum announces changes to special account notification process and provides model notification emails and memorandum.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-notification-process-milestone-special-accounts-transactions (PDF 373K)
Guidance on the Planning and Use of Special Account Funds - (9/28/10)
guidance addresses the appropriate uses of settlement resources that are deposited in special accounts for future use. OSWER Directive 9275.1-20.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-planning-and-use-superfund-special-account-funds (PDF 552 K)
Revised Guidance on Reclassification on Superfund Special Accounts - (1/23/09)
Memorandum provides revised guidance on reclassification of special accounts. Supersedes portions of prior Agency documents related to the reclassification of special accounts. Transmittal memorandum contains four attachments, including model language for regional notice to HQ on plans to reclassify funds. Portion of this memorandum superseded in 2011.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-reclassification-superfund-special-accounts-revised-guidance (PDF 191 K)
Additional Guidance on Prepayment of Oversight Costs and Special Accounts - (12/22/06)
Memorandum providing additional guidance on the prepayment of oversight costs. Sample settlement language for the prepayment of oversight costs attached.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-prepayment-oversight-costs-and-special-accounts (PDF 116 K)
Consolidated Guidance on the Establishment, Management and Use of CERCLA Special Accounts - (10/4/02)
Guidance serves as a reference guide for issues involving the deposit and use of special accounts
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-establishment-management-and-use-superfund-special-accounts (PDF 195 K)
Interim Final Guidance on Disbursements of Funds From EPA Special Accounts to CERCLA Potentially Responsible Parties - (11/3/98)
Addresses the circumstances under which a PRP may receive special accounts funds; timing & amount of special account disbursements; special account disbursement priorities; disposition of special account funds after completion of response action ....
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-disbursements-funds-special-accounts-cercla-prps (PDF 33KB)

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