Document Category: MOA / MOU

08-1993 Transmittal of Guidance on conducting Non-Time-critical Removal Actions Under CERCLA

The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit new guidanceĀ  on the appropriate use of non-time-critical removal authority under Superfund and the development of Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) reports and EE/CA Approval Memorandums. This guidance supersedes the March 30, 1988, outline from Timothy Fields, Jr. to the Superfund Branch chiefs on the EE/CA process.

Management of Remediation Waste Under RCRA

The information in this memo is divided into three categories: information on regulations and policies that apply to all remediation waste; information on regulations and policies that apply only to contaminated media; and, information on regulations and policies that apply only to contaminated debris. Most of the references cited in this memo are available over the Internet. The Federal Register notices published after 1994 are available at; the guidance memos and other EPA documents are available at


This interpretation is consistent with Agency policy that EPA has the discretion to use its authorities under CERCLA, RCRA, or both to accomplish appropriate cleanup action at a site, even where the site is listed on the NPL. The integration of these authorities should be applied on a case by case basis, taking into account Regional priorities, to avoid duplication of efforts where possible.


This memorandum focuses on coordination between CERCLA and RCRA cleanup programs; however, we believe the approaches outlined here RO 11959 are also applicable to coordination between either of these programs and certain state or tribal cleanup programs that meet appropriate criteria.

OSWER 9355 Land Use 1995

This directive presents additional information for considering land use in making remedy selection decisions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) at National Priorities List (NPL) sites.