Frequent Questions

Does the EPA have information about the cleanup and enforcement of methamphetamine (meth) laboratories?

The Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2007 (PDF) (56pp, 5.7M, About PDFrequired EPA to develop guidelines for remediating former methamphetamine (meth) labs.

The Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup (PDF) (48 pp, 4 MB) provides technical guidance for state and local personnel responsible for meth lab cleanup. The Guidelines:

  • are based on an extensive review of the best available science and practices
  • address general cleanup activities
  • identify best practices for specific items or materials
  • discuss sampling procedures
  • provide additional technical resources.

View Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup for FAQs and additional information. Questions about these Guidelines can be directed to the Office of Emergency Management

Additional EPA resources about methamphetamine laboratories:

The following are additional non-EPA resources about methamphetamine laboratories: EXIT

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