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Financial Assurance Resources

Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) Report (March 20, 2007): The Use of Captive Insurance as a Financial Assurance Tool in Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Programs.

EFAB January 11, 2006 Letter)
Letter from EFAB to Administrator Johnson regarding the use of the financial test and corporate guarantee to meet financial assurance requirements under RCRA.

RCRA Training Module: RCRA Financial Assurance (PDF) (15 pp., 39 KB, About PDF)
Addresses the hazardous waste financial assurance requirements, explaining first the allowable financial assurance mechanisms and then the extent of financial coverage required.

RCRA Orientation Manual: Chapter 5. Regulations Governing Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (PDF) (36 pp., 681 KB, About PDF)
Provides introductory information on the financial assurance requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.

RCRA Online Database
Indexes thousands of letters, memoranda, publications, and questions and answers issued by EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR). These documents represent EPA Headquarters interpretations of the RCRA regulations governing the management of solid, hazardous, and medical waste.

RCRA FAQ Database
Enables users to search frequently asked questions, or submit their own question/comment on a variety of RCRA issues and topics.

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Financial Assurance Letters / Memoranda

Financial Assurance Programmatic Oversight (10/25/07) (PDF) (2 pp, 390K)
Memorandum from Matt Hale to the Regional RCRA Waste Management Division Directors on the importance of states' implementation of the RCRA financial assurance requirements as part of routine program oversight.

File Management for RCRA Financial Assurance (10/16/2007) (PDF) (3 pp, 29K)
Memorandum from Matt Hale to the Regional RCRA Waste Management Division Directors on the importance of having a file management system in place for RCRA Subtitle C financial assurance documentation.

Memo to Regions on the importance of reviewing cost estimates, from Matt Hale to Regional Waste Management Division Directors (1/30/07) (PDF) (3 pp., 52 KB)

Interim Guidance for Corrective Action Facilities (9/30/03) (PDF) (17 pp., 295 KB)
Provides information on implementation of corrective action financial responsibility requirements that may become necessary, and assists corrective action-authorized states in the implementation of the financial assurance requirements.

Memo on "Acceptable Bond Ratings for Use in Subtitle C Financial Test," from Joseph Carra to the EPA Regional RCRA Branch Chiefs (5/16/89) (PDF) (2 pp., 34 KB)

Memo regarding OSWER Directive 9477.00-6, from Jeffery Denit to Robert Duprey (2/25/88) (PDF) (2 pp., 34 KB)

Memo (OSWER Policy Directive 9477.00-5) on "Risk Retention Groups and Financial Assurance," from Marcia Williams to the EPA Regional Waste Management Division Directors (11/23/87) (PDF) (5 pp., 52 KB)

Memo (OSWER Policy Directive 9477.00-6): Guidance for Reviewing Exclusions for Pre-Existing Conditions in RCRA TSDF Insurance Policies," from Marcia Williams to the EPA Regional Waste Management Division Directors (11/23/87) (PDF) (7 pp., 45 KB)

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Federal Register Notices

Underground Storage Tanks Containing Petroleum: Financial Responsibility Requirements; Final Rule; February 18, 1993 (PDF) (36 pp., 2.3 MB)

Solid Waste Disposal Facility Criteria; Delay of Compliance and Effective Dates; Final Rule; October 1, 1993 (PDF) (14 pp., 2.1 MB)

Standards Applicable to Hazardous Waste, USTs, UIC Systems; Financial Assurance; Letter of Credit; Final Rule; Amendment; June 10, 1994 (PDF) (3 pp., 354 KB)

Financial Assurance Mechanisms; Corporate Owners and Operators of MSWLFs and Hazardous Waste TSDFs; Proposed Rule; October 12, 1994

Financial Assurance Effective Date for Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Final Rule; April 7, 1995.

Corrective Action for Releases From Solid Waste Management Units at Hazardous Waste Management Facilities; Proposed Rule; May 1, 1996

Financial Assurance Mechanisms; Corporate Owners and Operators of MSWLFs and Hazardous Waste TSDFs; Notice of Data Availability: September 27, 1996

Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Local Government Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfil Facilities; Final Rule; November 27, 1996

Financial Assurance Mechanisms for Corporate Owners and Operators of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities; Final Rule; April 10, 1998

Corrective Action for Solid Waste Management Units at Hazardous Waste Management Facilities; Partial Withdrawl of Rulemaking Proposal; October 7, 1999

Notice of Availability of RCRA Closure and Post-Closure Care Cost Estimating Software; May 20, 2009

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