- What is Site Assessment?
- What is the Site Assessment Process?
- Site Assessment and Superfund Information
- Additional Resources
- EPA Region 8 Site Assessment Contacts
What is Site Assessment?
The Site Assessment program works with states and tribes to assess and prioritize hazardous waste sites for cleanup. We evaluate sites to determine whether they qualify for listing on the National Priorities List (NPL) and consult with states and affected tribes to determine which sites should be listed.
The Site Assessment program is the first door into the Superfund process. Site Assessment Managers (SAM) evaluate sites for potential threats to public health and the environment, and will also direct sites to different programs if it is determined that another program could better address the site conditions.
Once a site is discovered and it is determined that it would be most beneficial to address the site conditions through the site assessment process the SAM begins the evaluation process.
What is the Site Assessment Process?
SAMs can at any time during the Site Assessment process refer sites to other programs such as the emergency response, removal, RCRA or a state Voluntary Cleanup program. SAMs would do this if the information gathered through the investigation supports the decision that the site would benefit more from being addressed under one of the programs mentioned above, than going through the Site Assessment process.
Site Assessment and Superfund Information
Superfund Frequently Asked Questions
Superfund 101: Provides basic information about the Superfund program and process.
Superfund Sites Where You Live: search for Superfund sites by state.
Sites Proposed and Finalized on the NPL: Lists the current status of sites that are proposed and finalized on the NPL nationally.
Search the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) for information on sites that have been evaluated by the Site Assessment program. You may search by site name, zip code and other parameters.
EPA Region 8 Site Assessment Contacts
Site Assessment Team Leader
NPL Coordinator and Site Assessment Manager for Colorado and South Dakota
Site Assessment Manager for Colorado and South Dakota
Site Assessment Manager for Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming
Site Assessment Manager for Utah