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Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Chapter 11: Performing Closure and Post-Closure Care (PDF) (40 pp, 4.1MB, About PDF)

This chapter explains how closure and post-closure care is an integral part of a unit's overall design and operation. It describes various closure options and demonstrates how facilities can provide long-term environmental protection by reducing or eliminating potential threats and mitigating the need for future corrective action at the site. Furthermore, this chapter describes why adequate funding should be set aside to cover the planned costs of closure and post-closure care.

This chapter helps to answer the following questions:

Resources

U.S. EPA Technology Transfer Website. Ordering information for numerous EPA documents.

U.S. EPA Website on Federal Register information on financial assurance mechanisms for local government owners.

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