Frequent Questions

What are EPA Headquarters' Corrective Action Responsibilities?

EPA Headquarters oversees the national Corrective Action Program through its Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) and its Office of Site Remediation Enforcement (OSRE). These offices maintain the RCRA Corrective Action and RCRA Cleanup Enforcement web pages respectively. EPA Headquarters' responsibilities include, for example: developing goals for the regional Corrective Action Programs and monitoring progress toward those goals; developing regulations, policies, and guidance on implementing corrective action; providing technical and policy assistance; acting as a liaison to other EPA programs (e.g., Superfund) and Federal Agencies (e.g., Departments of Defense and Energy) involved in cleanup issues; providing information and testimony to Congress; and, seeking input from outside stakeholders (e.g., regulated community, public interest groups, and environmental groups) to consider various and diverse interests.

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