Superfund Due-Diligence Requirements Now Available Through ISRI Website

Orders can be made until April 30.

April 3, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Legislation & Regulations

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C., has made available its Superfund Recycling Equity Act (SREA) Reasonable Care Compliance Program Reports to help members meet Superfund due-diligence requirements.

ISRI members can make reservations for and order SREA reports through what the association says is a user-friendly web-based form at The last day to place orders this year is April 30.

In 1999, ISRI worked with the U.S. Congress to obtain an exemption for recyclers from Superfund liability, but that exemption is not automatic. The 1999 law requires recyclers to conduct due diligence, demonstrating that they checked to make sure their customers are in compliance with applicable environmental laws before they can obtain exemption for the shipment of recyclable materials to these customers.

ISRI President Robin Wiener noted that while due diligence reports can cost upwards of several thousand dollars if done individually, ISRI has contracted with the environmental consulting firm URS to provide the reports at a discount. ISRI is in turn offering ISRI members the opportunity to reserve and receive the reports for a nominal handling charge of $15.

“ISRI is here to help our members protect themselves while saving time and money on compliance issues such as SREA,” says Wiener. “I strongly encourage our members to take advantage of this easy to use, money-saving system.”  

For more information on SREA, contact Danielle Waterfield at or at 202-662-8516.