[DOD Allowable Cost Provisions and CERCLA]

B-246822.2: Published: Feb 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1992.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the relationship between the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) provisions for allocating responsibility for payment of environmental cleanup costs. GAO noted that: (1) under CERCLA, DOD shares liability with its contractors for hazardous waste cleanup at sites where DOD hazardous wastes are processed or disposed; (2) DOD and its contractors are not likely to avoid liability for cleanup costs, since damages result in the course of normal cleanup operations; (3) there are no specific provisions in the applicable laws or regulations governing the allowability of costs incurred by a government contractor in complying with various environmental laws and regulations; (4) a contractor can recover its CERCLA cleanup costs if its contract contains cost reimbursement provisions; (5) cleanup costs are allowable if they meet federal acquisition regulation criteria; and (6) fines and penalties for violating environmental laws are not considered allowable costs unless they result from contract compliance.

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Sep 6, 2017

Aug 16, 2017

Aug 3, 2017

Jun 20, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

Looking for more? Browse all our products here