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Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites

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The National Priorities List is updated periodically, as mandated by CERCLA (CERCLA Overview). EPA publishes the list of NPL sites in the Federal Register. EPA published a Final rule on December 11, 2014, adding one site to the NPL and withdrawing one site from proposal to the NPL. The previous update, September 22, 2014, proposed the addition of three sites and added five sites to the NPL.

The Superfund program publishes documents with each rulemaking adding or proposing sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). Notification and listing of the sites are published in the Federal Register.

Depending on the action being taken by EPA, the Federal Register notice describes either the addition of sites to the NPL (final rule) or the proposal to add sites to the NPL (proposed rule). Notices for both actions provide a list of sites; background information about the NPL process, including information about the Superfund rules; and other site actions. The proposed rule notice also provides information about submitting comments on the sites proposed.

New Proposed NPL Sites

EPA published a rule proposing to add three sites to the NPL in the September 22, 2014 Federal Register. On December 11, 2014, EPA withdrew the ASARCO, Inc. (Globe Plant) site from proposal to the NPL. A total of 47 sites are currently proposed (Proposed National Priorities List (NPL) Sites) to the NPL as of December 11, 2014. General information about site location, operations, contaminants, and site investigation activities is provided by the NPL Site Narrative at Listing. The HRS Documentation Record provides in-depth information about each site that is scored using the HRS (Introduction to the HRS). The document provides the basis for EPA's decision to propose sites to the NPL. A letter from the State is provided in lieu of the HRS Documentation Record when a site is proposed to the NPL as a State or Territory top-priority site regardless of HRS score. A letter from the State and other supporting documentation is provided in lieu of the HRS Documentation Record when a site is proposed to the NPL as an ATSDR site without the need to apply the HRS.

DISCLAIMER: The documentation records and narrative summaries provided on this page are the documentation records and narrative summaries available at the time of proposal. These documents are provided for informational purposes. The official copies of the documentation records, narrative summaries, and State concurrence letters are available at the EPA Headquarters Superfund Docket.

EPA accepts public comments regarding these proposed listings during a 60-day comment period following the publication date in the Federal Register.
Location Site Name
Birmingham, Alabama     35th Avenue
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 33 K)
HRS Documentation Record (PDF) (78 pp, 7.1 MB)
Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Contaminated Ground Water Plume
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 33 K)
HRS Documentation Record (PDF) (55 pp, 1.9 MB)
Gibraltar, Michigan DSC McLouth Steel Gibraltar Plant
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 33 K)
HRS Documentation Record (PDF) (66 pp, 5.4 MB)

New Final NPL Sites

The Superfund (About Superfund) program added one site to the NPL in a rulemaking published in the December 11, 2014 Federal Register. A total of 1,322 uncontrolled hazardous waste sites are listed (Final National Priorities List (NPL) Sites) on the NPL as of this rulemaking. The EPA previously added five sites to the NPL in a rulemaking published in the September 22, 2014 Federal Register.

December 11, 2014 Final Rule
Location Site Name
Pueblo, Colorado               Colorado Smelter
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 68 K)
Support Document (PDF) (450 pp, 24.0 MB)

September 22, 2014 Final Rule
Location Site Name
Elkhart, Indiana North Shore Drive
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 36 K)
Houma, Louisiana Delta Shipyard
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 53 K)
Newark, New Jersey Pierson's Creek
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 152 K)
HRS Documentation Record (PDF) (42 pp, 7 MB)
Support Document (PDF) (194 pp, 21.4 MB)
Harleysville, Pennsylvania Baghurst Drive
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 55 K)
Bennington, Vermont Jard Company, Inc.
NPL Site Narrative at Listing | PDF Version (1 pg, 37 K)

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