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Current NPL Updates: New Proposed NPL Sites and New NPL Sites

The National Priorities List is updated periodically, as mandated by CERCLA (CERCLA Overview). The EPA publishes the list of NPL sites in the Federal Register. The EPA  published a rule in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018, that proposed ten sites and added four 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

The EPA published a rule proposing ten sites to the NPL in the January 18, 2018, Federal Register. A total of 55 sites are proposed (Proposed National Priorities List (NPL) Sites) to the NPL as of this rulemaking. 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 Comment Now
Orange County, California

Orange County North Basin

Comment Now
Hockessin, Delaware

Hockessin Groundwater

Comment Now
Anderson, Indiana

Broadway Street Corridor Groundwater Contamination

Comment Now
Spencer, Indiana

Franklin Street Groundwater Contamination

Comment Now
Spring Park, Minnesota

Spring Park Municpal Well Field

Comment Now
Grenada, Mississippi

Rockwell International Wheel & Trim

Comment Now
Cheraw, South Carolina

Burlington Industries Cheraw

Comment Now
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Southside Chattanooga Lead Site

Comment Now
Dallas, Texas

Lane Plating Works, Inc.

Comment Now
San Antonio, Texas

River City Metal Finishing

Comment Now

New NPL Sites

The Superfund (About Superfund) program added four sites to the NPL in a rulemaking published in the January 18, 2018 Federal Register. A total of 1,345 uncontrolled hazardous waste sites are listed (National Priorities List (NPL) Sites) on the NPL as of this rulemaking.

Location Site Name
Newark, Delaware

Newark South Ground Water Plume

DeRidder, Louisiana

American Creosote DeRidder

Pascagoula, Mississippi

Mississippi Phosphates Corporation

Midwest City, Oklahoma

Eagle Industries

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