Enforcement

Superfund Cleanup Subject Listing

Oversight

This category covers EPA oversight of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) who are performing investigations, studies, and cleanups under EPA orders or agreements, and judicial consent decrees.

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Superfund Task Force Recommendation 20 : Workgroup Findings and Recommendations - (11/7/18)
Memorandum provides the Superfund Task Force (SFTF) Recommendation 20 workgroup's findings and recommendations on opportunities to engage independent third parties to oversee certain aspects of potentially responsible party (PRP) lead cleanups at Superfund sites.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/sftf-report-recommendation-20-findings-third-party-oversight-aspects-prp-lead-cleanups
Final Implementation of the National Strategy to Manage Post Construction Completion Activities at Superfund Sites - (2/16/12)
Summarizes the results of the Post-Construction Completion (PCC) Strategy, which was implemented from 2005 to 2011. EPA closed out the PCC Strategy with this final report since the elements of the PCC Strategy have become EPA’s way of doing business for the Superfund program.
http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/174124
Superfund Oversight Guidance - (1/24/07)
Transmittal memorandum for two guidance documents addressing Superfund oversight: site specific conditions and prepayment of oversight and site specific accounts.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-superfund-oversight-policies (PDF 503 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)
Using RCRA's Results-Based Approaches and Tailored Oversight Guidance when Performing Superfund Oversight - (12/22/06)
Memorandum providing additional information in support of Superfund's administrative reform on PRP oversight. Superfund program managers should consider RCRA's Results-Based Guidance when developing oversight plans with PRPs.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-using-rcras-results-based-approaches-and-tailored-oversight-guidance-when (PDF 368 K)
National Strategy to Manage Post Construction Completion Activities at Superfund Sites - (10/12/05)
The Post Construction Completion National Strategy assures that CERCLA remedies continue to protect human health and the environment over the long term. Final report issued 2/16/2012.
http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/174761 (PDF 240 K)
CERCLA Future Response Costs: Settlement, Billing and Collection - (6/20/02)
This memorandum addresses some of the most common issues that arise with the billing and collection of future response costs.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-cercla-future-response-costs-settlement-billing-and-collection (PDF 189 K)
Transmittal of Final Report: PRP Compliance with CERCLA Obligations - (9/28/00)
Summarizes the findings of efforts to assess potentially responsible party (PRP) compliance with EPA's active orders and settlement agreements for CERCLA studies, response work and cost recovery.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/report-prp-compliance-cercla-obligations (PDF 1,110 K)
Interim Guidance on Implementing the Superfund Administrative Reform on PRP Oversight - (5/17/00)
This memorandum provides direction and guidance to Regions on implementation of the Superfund Reform on the Administration of Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Oversight.
http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/175071 (PDF 105K)
Transmittal of Sample Documents for Compliance Monitoring - (7/1/96)
Transmittal memorandum and eleven sample documents to assist the Regions when faced with non-compliance with CERCLA UAOs, AOCs, and CDs, or RCRA documents requiring corrective action.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-superfund-settlements-and-rcra-corrective-action-compliance-monitoring (PDF 671 K)
Guidance on Oversight of Potentially Responsible Party Remedial Investigations and Feasibility Studies - Final, Volume 1 - (7/1/91)
Volume 1 addresses oversight of remedial investigations and feasibility studies (RI/FS) conducted by potentially responsible parties (PRPs) at enforcement-lead sites under CERCLA, OSWER Dir. No. 9835.1(c), dated July 1, 1991
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-oversight-prp-rifs-volumes-1-and-2 (PDF 451KB)
Guidance on Oversight of Potentially Responsible Party Remedial Investigations and Feasibility Studies - Final, Volume 2: Appendices - (7/1/91)
Volume 2 describes oversight of sampling and analysis activity and of well-drilling and installation activity conducted during a remedial investigation (RI) by potentially responsible parties (PRPs), OSWER Dir. 9835.1(c), dated 7/1/1991
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-oversight-prp-rifs-volumes-1-and-2 (PDF 402 KB)

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