The memorandum below confirms that, under current regulations, certain broad areas of contamination (AOCs) may be considered to be RCRA landfills. Under certain conditions, hazardous wastes may be moved within such areas without triggering RCRA land disposal restrictions or minimum technology requirements. This memorandum also describes the distinctions between the final Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU) regulations and the AOC approach and encourages appropriate use of both options to expedite remedial actions.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Area of Contamination Policy (PDF)(42 pp, 3 MB,
March 25, 1996)
Guidance to the Area of Contamination (AOC) concept during the RCRA cleanups