TSDFs: Financial Assurance Resources
EFAB January 11, 2006 Letter)
Letter from EFAB to Administrator Johnson regarding the use of the financial test and corporate guarantee to meet financial assurance requirements under RCRA.
Enforcement Alert News Letter: Financial Assurance Requirements: A Fundamental Compliance Obligation. Volume 6, Number 2 (April 2003) (EPA 300-03-003) (PDF) (4 pp., 52 KB, About PDF)
Provides information on the requirements, common violations, and significant court cases addressing financial assurance requirements.
RCRA Training Module: RCRA Financial Assurance (PDF) (15 pp., 39 KB, About PDF)
Addresses the hazardous waste financial assurance requirements, explaining first the allowable financial assurance mechanisms and then the extent of financial coverage required.
RCRA Orientation Manual: Chapter 5. Regulations Governing Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (PDF) (36 pp., 681 KB, About PDF)
Provides introductory information on the financial assurance requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
RCRA Online Database
Indexes thousands of letters, memoranda, publications, and questions and answers issued by EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR). These documents represent EPA Headquarters interpretations of the RCRA regulations governing the management of solid, hazardous, and medical waste.
RCRA FAQ Database
Enables users to search frequently asked questions, or submit their own question/comment on a variety of RCRA issues and topics.
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Financial Assurance Programmatic Oversight (10/25/07) (PDF) (2 pp, 390K)
Memorandum from Matt Hale to the Regional RCRA Waste Management Division Directors on the importance of states' implementation of the RCRA financial assurance requirements as part of routine program oversight.
File Management for RCRA Financial Assurance (10/16/2007) (PDF) (3 pp, 29K)
Memorandum from Matt Hale to the Regional RCRA Waste Management Division Directors on the importance of having a file management system in place for RCRA Subtitle C financial assurance documentation.
Interim Guidance for Corrective Action Facilities (9/30/03) (PDF) (17 pp., 295 KB)
Provides information on implementation of corrective action financial responsibility requirements that may become necessary, and assists corrective action-authorized states in the implementation of the financial assurance requirements.
Memo (OSWER Policy Directive 9477.00-5) on "Risk Retention Groups and Financial Assurance," from Marcia Williams to the EPA Regional Waste Management Division Directors (11/23/87) (PDF) (5 pp., 52 KB)
Memo (OSWER Policy Directive 9477.00-6): Guidance for Reviewing Exclusions for Pre-Existing Conditions in RCRA TSDF Insurance Policies," from Marcia Williams to the EPA Regional Waste Management Division Directors (11/23/87) (PDF) (7 pp., 45 KB)Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Corporate Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Final Rule; April 10, 1998