skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 228494 Find in a Library
Title: Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup
Corporate Author: US Environmental Protection Agency
United States of America
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20024
Publication Number: EPA-530-R-08-008
Sale Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF (2013 Update )|PDF (2009)
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Voluntary guidelines are outlined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on methamphetamine laboratory cleanup.
Abstract: The production and use of methamphetamine (meth) across the United States poses considerable challenges to the Nation. Meth is easy to make, is highly addictive, and its production and use can have serious impacts on human health and the environment. In 2007, the Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act was passed, which directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish voluntary guidelines for the remediation of former meth labs based on the best currently available scientific knowledge. In response, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepared this document outlining voluntary cleanup guidelines to homeowners, cleanup contractors, industrial hygienists, policymakers, and others involved in meth lab mediation. It begins with background information on quantitative meth remediation standards from across the United States. Next, it presents users with a possible sequence of remediation activities from securing the site to delivering the final report. Once the process of remediation is understood, users find the best practices on how to clean specific items and/or materials found within a former meth lab, such as walls, floors, fabrics, and electronics. The document concludes with detailed information on sampling techniques and methods. Endnotes and appendixes A-F
Main Term(s): Drug manufacturing
Index Term(s): Clandestine laboratory enforcement programs; Controlled Substances; Environmental laws; Environmental quality; Methamphetamines; Methcathinone
Note: Downloaded October 20, 2009
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.