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Third Party Agreements to Support Cleanup and Reuse of Superfund NPL Sites

Joint EPA/DOJ memorandum encourages Regions to consider more frequent use of site-specific agreements with third parties at sites on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). As reflected in the Superfund Task Force Report, EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are committed to addressing liability concerns to encourage third party investment in cleanup of contaminated sites. EPA and DOJ recognize that a site-specific agreement with the federal government may be necessary at certain sites to address the liability concerns before the site cleanup and reuse can happen. Issued April 17, 2018.

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