Hazardous Waste Program

"Cooperative Program"

The Remedial Project Management Unit also oversees the Cooperative Program - cleanup using state hazardous waste law authority instead of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) authority. The Cooperative Program is offered to PRPs who are willing to cooperate with the state toward accomplishing a streamlined cleanup outside of the traditional Superfund process. Sites are cleaned up faster and at a lower cost. Although DNR works cooperatively with PRPs in this program, PRPs are subject to strict timelines and penalties in order to prevent referral to the Superfund Program.

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