PRP Search Manual
The Environmental Protection Agency's "PRP Search Manual" provides guidance on how to search for potentially responsible parties (PRPs) that may be liable for cleanup at a Superfund site. The manual was last updated on 9/29/2017 and gives the user historical background on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability (CERCLA) and the Superfund enforcement program.
The Manual describes the PRP search planning process, and discusses the baseline tasks and follow-up tasks recommended for assuring effective PRP searches. Procedures and information contained in the manual are based on current EPA policy and guidance.
The manual, divided into four chapters and 11 appendices, is available for download in PDF format as a complete document or by individual chapter or appendix. Appendices C, D, H, and I are also available for download in Word format for ease of use.
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|Chapter/Appendices||Download format||Issue Date|
|Chapter 1 - Overview of CERCLA and PRP Searches||September 29, 2017|
|Chapter 2 - PRP Search Overview||September 29, 2017|
|Chapter 3 - Baseline PRP Search||September 29, 2017|
|Chapter 4 - Follow-up PRP Search||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix A - Comptroller Policy Announcement No. 87-17||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix B - Performance Work Statement for Enforcement Support Services||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix C - Checklist for PRP Search Tasks||DOCx | PDF||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix D - Checklist for Removal/Pre-Remedial Sites||DOCx | PDF||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix E - SEMS Quick Reference Guide for Party Association and Search||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix F - Potentially Responsible Party Internet Information Sources (PRPIIS)||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix G - National PRP Search Enhancement Team||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix H - Individual Ability to Pay Claim Financial Data Request Form||DOCx | PDF||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix I - Ability to Pay Individual Request for Information||DOCx | PDF||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix J - Acronyms and Abbreviations||September 29, 2017|
|Appendix K - Glossary||September 29, 2017|
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