Arranger for Disposal Law and Legal Definition

Arranger for Disposal is an environmental law term. It refers to an entity that owns or possesses hazardous waste substances or, and has a duty either to dispose of these hazardous substances, or to control them. An Arranger for Disposal can be held liable for environmental clean up costs under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

However, a research corporation cannot be held liable as "arranger" of disposal of hazardous waste at liquid waste site, where corporation never generated any waste itself, never selected or transported waste to site, and never "possessed" waste. But rather merely responded to its customers' calls for waste removal, and picked up, packaged, and delivered waste to disposal facilities other than site, because 42 USCS § 9607(a)(3) "arranger" liability can only derive from some sort of obligation regarding waste, which corporation never assumed. [United States v Davis (1998, DC RI) 1 F Supp 2d 125].

A parent corporation is not liable under 42 USCS § 9607(a)(3) as "arranger" of disposal of hazardous waste produced at mine operated by its subsidiary. The fact that the parent's officers were involved in making operational decisions at the mine does not invoke liability. [United States v Friedland (2001, DC Colo) 173 F Supp 2d 1077].