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NACEPT Superfund Subcommittee

In May 2002, the EPA Administrator announced the formation of a new advisory panel to make recommendations on the role Superfund should play in addressing the nation’s most polluted and costly hazardous waste sites. This Superfund advisory panel was formed as a Subcommittee to the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). NACEPT was formed by EPA in 1988, under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), to provide a forum for public discussion and independent advice to the Agency.

The EPA Administrator appointed 32 senior-level individuals to the Superfund Subcommittee of NACEPT. The members reflected a wide range of interests and viewpoints from academia; business and industry; community and environmental advocacy groups; federal, state, local and Tribal governments; and environmental justice, non-governmental, and professional organizations. The Subcommittee was asked to have a public dialogue and reach consensus-based recommendations on three major issues: the role of the National Priorities List (NPL) in cleaning up the worst Superfund sites; the role of Superfund at so-called “mega sites” (sites where cleanup costs are expected to exceed $50 million); and measuring program performance.

The Superfund Subcommittee deliberated for 22 months and had intense discussions on the future direction of the Superfund Program. The Subcommittee’s term ended on March 31, 2004.

On April 12, 2004, the NACEPT Superfund Subcommittee submitted its draft final report to the NACEPT Council for the Council's review and approval. The Council approved the report on April 30, 2004. On May 6, 2004, the Council transmitted the report to the EPA Administrator.

Final Report

Subcommittee Charge

Subcommittee Members

Press Releases

Federal Register Notices

Fact Sheets

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

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