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Guidance: CERCLA Settlement Policy (Interim)

Memorandum sets forth the general principles governing private party settlements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund), and specific procedures for the Regions and Headquarters to use in assessing private party settlement proposals. OSWER Directive No. 9835.0. Issued 12/5/1984.

An addendum to the policy, addressing potential compromises of CERCLA cost recovery claims due to the existence of a significant orphan share was issued to address the 6/3/1996 interim guidance on orphan share compensation for RD/RA and non-time-critical removal settlors. Issued 9/30/1997.

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