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:
- A facility is in violation of the corrective action requirements in its RCRA permit or order
- There has been a release at an interim status facility
- The nature and extent of a problem or potential problem at a permitted or interim status facility needs to be evaluated
- An imminent and substantial endangerment to health or the environment may exist
For more information, visit EPA's RCRA Corrective Action enforcement website.