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An Overview of ARARs

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"CERCLA Compliance with Other Laws Manuals" (1988, 1989)
Assists Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) in identifying and complying with all applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs).

Part I: (Aug, 1988)
Covers potential ARARs of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and ground water protection policies. [243 pp]
EPA 540/G-89/006, OSWER 9234.1-01, NTIS: PB90-272535CDH
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Part II: (Aug, 1989)
Covers potential ARARs of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and other environmental statutes. [175 pp]
EPA 540/G-89/009, OSWER 9234.1-02, NTIS: PB90-148461INZ
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"Clarification of the Role of Applicable, or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements in Establishing Preliminary Remediation Goals Under CERCLA" (August 1997)
Clarifies the relationship between ARARs and protectiveness. [4 pp]
EPA 540/F-97/008, OSWER 9200.4-23, NTIS: PB97-963246INX
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"Section XII: Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements" from CERCLA/ Superfund Orientation Manual (October 1992)
Serves as a guide to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and assists EPA and State personnel involved with hazardous waste remediation and emergency response. [whole manual 177 pp] See Section XII for an overview of ARARS. [8 pp]
TIO, EPA 542/R-92/005, NTIS: PB93-193852
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"Permits and Permit 'Equivalency' Processes for CERCLA On-site Response Actions" (February 1992)
Clarifies the EPA policy on ARARs with respect to attaining permits for activities at Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites. [7 pp]
EPA 540/F-93/009, OSWER 9355.7-03, NTIS: PB93-963325INZ
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"ARARs Fact Sheet: Compliance with the Clean Air Act and Associated Air Quality Requirements" (Sept, 1992)
Provides updated guidance on compliance with the Clean Air Act, as amended November 1990, and related air quality rules under other environmental statutes. It addresses statutory and regulatory changes that have occurred subsequent to the publication of the CERCLA Compliance with other Laws Manual, Parts I & II (1989). [28 pp]
OSWER 9234.2-22FS
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"ARARs Q's and A's: General Policy, RCRA, CWA, SDWA, Post-ROD Information and Contingent Waivers"1 (June 1991)
Provides answers to questions that arose in developing applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs) policies, training sessions, and in identifying and complying with ARARs at specific sites. [5 pp]
OSWER 9234.2-01FSA, NTIS: PB91-921341CDH
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"CERCLA Compliance with Other Laws Manual, Part II, Clean Air Act and Other Environmental Statutes and State Requirements" (August 1989)
Addresses ARAR identification and CERCLA compliance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and other environmental and state statutes. [175 pp]
EPA 540/G-89/009, OSWER 9234.1-02, NTIS: PB90-148461INZ
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"CERCLA Compliance with Other Laws Manual, CERCLA Compliance with State Requirements" (December 1989)
Provides a guide to Chapter 6 of the "CERCLA Compliance with Other Laws Manual: Part II." The document discusses CERCLA compliance with State requirements, based on policies in proposed revisions to the NCP. [5 pp]
EPA 9234.2-05/FS, OSWER 9234.2-05FS, NTIS: PB90-272543INX
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Superseded Documents

1 This document supersedes: "ARARs Q's and A's" (May 1989) EPA 9234.2-01/FS

 

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