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Superfund is EPA's program to identify, investigate and clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. The program was established in 1980 when Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act (SARA), better known as Superfund. Our Federal Facilities Branch also monitors and provides assistance to federal facilities in Region 4 to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and policies under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA).

With the support of our states, tribes and communities, the Superfund program in Region 4 has identified more than 7,000 hazardous waste sites. Of these, 239 sites have been placed on the National Priorities List and have been or are being cleaned up under EPA's authority. 

Superfund is also home to EPA Region 4's Emergency Response and Removal activities under Superfund law, the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan Regulations, and the Clean Water Act as amended by the 1990 Oil Pollution Act.

Contact Information

Emergencies

To report an environmental emergency, hazardous substance release, or oil spill, call the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802. To contact a Region 4 Duty Officer for oil or chemical spills in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, please call (404) 562-8705.  Both of these phone numbers are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Community Involvement

To leave a message for Superfund community involvement staff, please call toll free 1 (800) 564-7577 and your call will be returned.

Superfund Organization and Program

The Superfund Division Organizational Chart shows the structure of our division, the different programs it encompasses, and links to office and staff contact information.

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