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One Cleanup Program

In 2004, Pennsylvania DEP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that outlines a procedure where sites remediated according to Pennsylvania's Land Recycling Program may also satisfy requirements for three key federal laws: the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

By opting into this program, a remediator/facility can be provided with a “one-stop shop” for state and federal standards guiding the cleanup of brownfield sites. Sites owners or operators subject to RCRA Corrective Action may be able to satisfy federal RCRA obligations and obtain liability relief under Pennsylvania's Act 2 program.