Superfund Recycling Equity Act (SREA)

Program Information

Order 2014 Reports

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2014 SREA Reports are still available.

Members may purchase 2014 compliance reports at a cost of $25.00.

The Superfund Recycling Equity Act ("SREA") protects scrap processors from liability if their consumers' facilities become a Superfund site. However, SREA requires recyclers to take certain affirmative actions—one is conducting due diligence on the environmental compliance of your consumers' facilities.

ISRI makes it easier for members to get the reasonable care due diligence required to get under the SREA protective shield. Taking reasonable care will help protect your business from Superfund liability.

Get Your SREA Reasonable Care Compliance Program Reports to Protect Your Company.

Program Costs

$25.00* per report

The ISRI SREA Reasonable Care Compliance Program is an exclusive benefit of ISRI membership available only to ISRI members in good standing. Reports have a retail value of more than $500 each but are being made available to ISRI members for a nominal $25.00* per report handling charge.

ISRI’s SREA reports are ordered between March 16 and April 30. In early May, after the window for ordering has closed, those requesting reports are emailed payment information detailing the cost for each report ordered.

Once payment is received using the online payment system, a private password-protected URL link will be e-mailed to access ordered reports as soon as they are ready, beginning usually in August of the current year.

*Due to budget restrictions, ISRI can provide only a limited number of unique SREA due-diligence reports at the reduced rate of $25 per report. If the number of unique reports reserved exceeds the ISRI SREA Program budget, a computer logarithm will determine which requested reports can be provided at the discounted rate. ISRI will notify members which of their reports will be at the discounted rate and which will be available at ISRI’s wholesale cost, currently $300. At the time of purchase, members will have the opportunity to remove reports that cost $300 from their order. 

Why is ISRI SREA Important?

Because under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), when an initial polluter is unable to pay the clean-up costs of their pollution, the government can seek clean-up costs from firms that were deemed to have contributed to that pollution. This includes recyclers.

However, the Superfund Recycling Equity Act (SREA) gave recyclers and exemption to these clean-up costs if they can show they took reasonable care to determine the environmental compliance status, as it applies to the recyclable material, of the facility to which the recyclable material was sent?

How does SREA Protect You?

By helping you get the reasonable care due diligence you are required to get under the SREA protective shield. Taking reasonable care will help protect your business from Superfund liability. Without it, or similar due diligence, you will not be protected from liability.



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