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Guidance: EPA Participation in Bankruptcy Cases

Guidance identifies the factors to be considered by EPA in determining whether to participate in a bankruptcy case, including whether to pursue-collection of costs or penalties
against debtors who have liability under CERCLA or other environmental statutes. Issued 9/30/1997.

This guidance supersedes the "Guidance Regarding CERCLA Enforcement Against Bankrupt Parties," OSWER Directive #9832.7 (May 24, 1984) and the "Revised Hazardous Waste Bankruptcy Guidance," 0SWER Directive No. 9832.8 (May 23, 1986).

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