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Enforcement Process Overview - Live Online for States and Tribes
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Office of Site Remediation Enforcement

Enforcement Process Overview (Live Online), a 4-day course, provides an overview of the EPA’s Superfund enforcement process. This offering will be prioritized for State and Tribal audiences and is not intended for EPA staff. EPA staff interested in this material should sign up for Superfund 101 at
By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn about the goals, priorities, and actions of the Superfund enforcement program. The course provides an introduction to response actions and enforcement authorities under Superfund; illustrates the relationship between major enforcement actions and remedial and removal actions; defines Superfund enforcement goals and principles; identifies objectives of Superfund enforcement reforms; and highlights current enforcement priorities of the EPA.
  • Understand the EPA’s fundamental principles and policies related to enforcement, the four types of potentially responsible parties (PRP), common defenses against liability and other enforcement policies.
  • Understand the Superfund enforcement process and the roles of states, tribes, Federal agencies and communities in the enforcement process. The course examines and applies EPA’s cost recovery strategy and discretionary enforcement policies, as well as the roles of administrative and judicial law in the enforcement process.
  • Develop their ability to use the tools available to encourage settlements. Participants will learn about the various types of enforcement tools, such as alternative dispute resolution, that are used in the settlement process.


For general information contact Nadya Rose by telephone at 202-564-3408 or via e-mail at

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