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Significant Guidance Documents by Office - OSWER

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Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)
Name (ID Number) Comment Learn More Issuance Date Date Added to This List Most Recent Revision
CERCLA Compliance with Other Laws Manual: Interim Final (540-G-89-006)
08/01/1988
08/23/2007
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CERCLA Compliance with Other Laws Manual: Part II. Clean Air Act and Other Environmental Statutes and State Requirements (540-G-89-009)
08/01/1989
08/23/2007
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Clarification of April 6, 2004 Memo on Recommended Interim Practices for Disposal of Potentially Contaminated Chronic Wasting Disease Carcasses and Wastes
11/12/2004
08/23/2007
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Clarification of the Regulatory Determination for Wastes from the Exploration, Development and Production of Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Geothermal Energy (58 FR 15284)
03/22/1993
08/23/2007
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Community Involvement Handbook (540-K-05-003)
04/01/2005
08/23/2007
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Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance for Hazardous Waste Sites (540-R-05-012)
12/01/2005
08/23/2007
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Corrective Action for Releases From Solid Waste Management Units at Hazardous Waste Management Facilities; Proposed Rule (61 FR 19432)
05/01/1996
08/23/2007
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Criteria for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities: A Guide for Owner's/Operators (EPA-530-SW-91-089)
03/1993
08/23/2007
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Decision-Makers' Guide to Solid Waste Management (EPA-530-R-95-023)
08/1995
08/23/2007
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Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund: Process for Designing and Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments, Interim Final (540-R-97-006)

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06/01/1997
08/23/2007
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Exemption of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes from Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations (EPA-530-K-01-004)
10/2002
08/23/2007
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Final Comprehensive State Ground Water Protection Program Guidance (EPA 100-R-93-001)
12/1992
08/23/2007
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Final Guidance on Completion of Corrective Action Activities at RCRA Facilities (RCRA-2001-0004)
02/2003
08/23/2007
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Full Cost Accounting for Municipal Solid Waste Management: A Handbook (EPA-530-R-95-041)
09/01/1997
08/23/2007
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Guidance for Conducting Remedial Investigations and Feasibility Studies under CERCLA, Interim Final (540-G-89-004)
10/01/1988
08/23/2007
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Guidance for Developing Ecological Soil Screening Levels
11/2003
08/23/2007
02/2005
Guidance for Evaluating Technical Impracticability of Ground-Water Restoration, Interim Final (540-R-93-080)
09/01/1993
08/23/2007
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Guidance for Implementing the RCRA Dioxin Listing Rule ((NTIS) PB87-202-040)
08/1985
08/23/2007
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Guidance for the Analysis of Refinery Wastes ((NTIS) PB87-154 910/AS)
07/1995
08/23/2007
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Guidance for the Sampling and Analysis of Municipal Waste Combustion Ash for the Toxicity Characteristic (EPA530-R-95-036)
06/1995
08/23/2007
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Guidance Manual on the RCRA Regulation of Recycled Hazardous Waste (EPA530-SW-86-015)
03/1986
08/23/2007
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Guidance on the Definition and Identification of Commercial Mixed Low-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Waste and Answers to Anticipated Questions (EPA530-SW-90-016)
10/1989
08/23/2007
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Guidance on Demonstrating Compliance with the LDR Alternative Soil Treatment (EPA-530-R-02-003)
07/2002
08/23/2007
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Guidance on Remedial Actions for Superfund Sites with PCB Contamination (540-G-90-007)
08/01/1990
08/23/2007
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Guide for Industrial Waste Management (EPA-530-R-03-001)
02/2003
08/23/2007
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Handbook of Groundwater Protection and Cleanup Policies for RCRA Corrective Action (EPA-530-R-04-030)
04/2004
08/23/2007
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Hazard Ranking System Guidance Manual (540-R-92-026)
11/01/1992
08/23/2007
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Human Health Risk Assessment Protocol for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities (EPA-530-R-05-006 )
09/01/2005
08/23/2007
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Institutional Controls: A Site Manager's Guide to Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Institutional Controls at Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action Cleanups (EPA540-F-00-005)
09/29/2000
08/23/2007
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Land Disposal Restrictions as Relevant and Appropriate Requirements for CERCLA Contaminated Soil and Debris ((NTIS) PB91-214 973)
06/05/1989
08/23/2007
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Measuring Recycling: A Guide for State and Local Governments (EPA-530-R-97-011)
09/1997
08/23/2007
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Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Criteria-Technical Manual (EPA-530-R-93-107)
11/1993
08/23/2007
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Planning for Natural Disaster Debris (EPA530-K-08-001)
3/25/2008
04/02/2008
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Policy for Superfund Compliance with the RCRA Land Disposal Restrictions (OSWER Directive 9347.1-02)
04/17/1989
08/23/2007
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Presumptive Response Strategy and Ex-Situ Treatment Technologies For Contaminated Ground Water at CERCLA Sites: Final Guidance (540-R-96-023)
10/01/1996
08/23/2007
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RCRA Public Participation Manual (EPA 530-R-96-007)
08/1996
08/23/2007
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Recommended Interim Practices for Disposal of Potentially Contaminated Chronic Wasting Disease Carcasses and Wastes
04/06/2004
08/23/2007
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Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) Handbook (540-R-95-059)
06/01/1995
08/23/2007
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Revised Interim Soil Lead Guidance for CERCLA Sites and RCRA Corrective Action Facilities (540-F-94-043)
07/14/1994
08/23/2007
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Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS), Volume I: Human Health Evaluation Manual (Part A) (540-1-89-002)
12/1989
08/23/2007
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Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS), Volume I: Human Health Evaluation Manual (Supplement to Part A: Community Involvement in Superfund Risk Assessments) (540-R-98-042)
03/01/1999
08/23/2007
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Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS), Volume I: Development of Risk-Based Preliminary Remediation Goals (Part B) (540-R-92-003)
12/1991
08/23/2007
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Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS), Volume I: Risk Evaluation for Remedial Alternatives (Part C) (540-R-92-004)
12/01/1991
08/23/2007
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Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS), Volume I: Human Health Evaluation Manual (Part E, Supplemental Guidance for Dermal Risk Assessment) Final (540-R-99-005)
07/2004
08/23/2007
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Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS): Volume III - Part A, Process for Conducting Probabilistic Risk Assessment Volume 3 (3A) (540-R-02-002)
12/01/2001
08/23/2007
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Safer Disposal for Solid Waste: The Federal Regulations for Landfills (EPA-530-SW-91-092)
03/01/1993
08/23/2007
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Statistical Analysis of Ground-Water Monitoring Data at RCRA Facilities; Addendum to Interim Final Guidance
07/1992
08/23/2007
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Third Edition of SW-846 compendium of analytical methods
08/31/1993
08/23/2007
06/13/2005
Use of Monitored Natural Attenuation at Superfund, RCRA Corrective Action, and Underground Storage Tank Sites (540-R-99-009)
04/01/1999
08/23/2007
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Waste Transfer Stations: Involved Citizens Make the Difference (EPA-530-K-01-003)
01/2001
08/23/2007
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