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Superfund Appropriation History

Funding for the Superfund, Brownfields, ATSDF, and NIEHS Programs, Fiscal Years 1993 through 2005 a

Dollars in millions

  Fiscal years
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Superfundb $1,467 $1,379 $1,224 $1,195 $1,239 $1,279 $1,273 $1,178 $1,179 $1,175 $1,265 $1,258 $1,247
Brownfieldsc 0 1 2 8 37 89 91 92 91 95 167 170 164
ATSDRd 60 67 69 59 64 74 76 70 75 78 82 73 76
NIEHSd 52 53 59 52 54 61 63 63 63 70 76 78 80
Total $1,579 $1,500 $1,354 $1,314 $1,394 $1,503 $1,503 $1,403 $1,408 $1,418 $1,590 $1,579 $1,567

Source: EPA, ATSDR, and NIEHS data.

a For purposes of this analysis, we excluded all emergency supplemental appropriations designated specifically for homeland security purposes.

b Superfund program funding is the enacted appropriations excluding amounts designated for the Brownfields, ATSDR, and NIEHS programs.

c Brownfields funding includes amounts received through the Superfund appropriations for fiscal years 1993 through 2002 and direct appropriations for fiscal years 2003 through 2005.

d ATSDR and NIEHS funding includes amounts received through the Superfund appropriations for fiscal years 1993 through 2000 and direct appropriations for fiscal years 2001 through 2005.

Chart Source: GAO, Hazardous Waste Programs: Information on Appropriations and Expenditures for Superfund, Brownfields, and Related Programs, GAO-05-746R (Washington, D.C.:June 30, 2005).

 

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