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Big Case Definition - Thresholds as of February 2011

Definition of "Big Cases" for Use in Making Big Case Projections

 

Big civil (non-Superfund) cases (judicial and administrative) are defined based on five criteria:

  • ·         Pounds of pollutants reduced, treated or eliminated, estimated amount of 10 million pounds or greater; or
  • ·         Pounds of hazardous waste treated, minimized or properly disposed of, estimated amount of 1 million pounds or greater; or
  • ·         Pounds of Pollutants reduced, treated or eliminated, estimated amount of 200,000 pounds or greater of hazardous (toxic) air pollutants (HAPs); or
  • ·         Injunctive relief and SEP combined, estimated value of $100 million or greater; or
  • ·         Civil penalty value of $1 million or greater.

 

Big Superfund civil cases (judicial and administrative) are defined based on four criteria:

  • ·         Volume of contaminated soil or water/aquifer clean-up commitment, estimated amount of 1 million cubic yards or greater; or
  • ·         Pounds of hazardous waste treated, minimized or properly disposed of, estimated amount of 1 million pounds or greater; or
  • ·         PRP clean up commitment value of $5 million or greater; or
  • ·         Cost recovery value of $5 million or greater.

 

Projection criteria:

Regions must believe that a case has at least a 50% chance of a conclusion in the current Fiscal Year based on what is known at the time of projection.

 

Multi-Regional Cases:

Multi-Regional Projected Cases and all outcome results should be entered by only the Lead Region.  Participating Regions should not enter their portion of results for Projected cases.

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