Frequent Questions

When may EPA take enforcement action at a RCRA corrective action facility?

When EPA or an authorized state issues a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit, it must contain corrective action requirements (as well as a schedule for implementing those requirements) for investigating and, if necessary, cleaning up contamination at or from a RCRA-regulated facility. EPA may take action under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) corrective action enforcement authority when it discovers that:

  1. A facility is in violation of the corrective action requirements in its RCRA permit or order
  2. There has been a release at an interim status facility
  3. The nature and extent of a problem or potential problem at a permitted or interim status facility needs to be evaluated
  4. An imminent and substantial endangerment to health or the environment may exist

For more information, visit EPA's RCRA Corrective Action enforcement website.

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