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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Comprehensive, and Liability Act Self-Assessment Tools

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, established requirements and procedures for the cleanup of closed and abandoned hazardous waste sites, provided for liability of persons responsible for releases of hazardous waste at these sites, and created a trust fund to provide for cleanup when no responsible party could be identified. It also contains provisions specifying when releases of hazardous substances must be reported. Regulations addressing environmental cleanup and response are in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR Parts 300-311, 355 , and  373 . Below are available checklists and audit protocols to help organizations determine their compliance with CERCLA. 

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act  This protocol was developed by EPA in 1998 to assist businesses and organizations in conducting environmental audits related to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). It is intended to promote consistency among regulated entities when conducting environmental audits and to ensure that audits are conducted in a thorough and comprehensive manner. It provides guidance on key requirements, defines regulatory terms, and also include a checklist containing detailed procedures for conducting a review of facility conditions.


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