Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Laws and Regulations
- Treatment in a Similar Manner as a State
- Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act
- Safe Drinking Water Act
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
- Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Programs
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
- Toxic Substances Control Act
- National Environmental Policy Act
- Endangered Species Act
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Quick Links for CERCLA
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a 1980 law known commonly as Superfund, authorizes EPA to respond to releases to threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health, welfare, or the environment. CERCLA was amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthoriziation Act (SARA) on October 17, 1986.
- CERCLA Overview
- Overview of Superfund Laws and Regulations
- To learn more, visit the Superfund program.
Related Superfund programs:
Superfund Reforms — Recognizing that there are more hazardous waste sites nationwide than EPA alone can address, and acknowledging the ability of states and tribes to clean up sites effectively, EPA has implemented a variety of reforms to empower states and tribes in the cleanup process.
- Abandoned Land Mines (AML) — EPA's AML Program identifies ways to protect human health and the environment on tribal lands.