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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 May 17, 2018, that proposed three sites and added six 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 three sites to the NPL in the May 17, 2018, Federal Register. A total of 52 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
Peñuelas, Puerto Rico


Comment Now
Donnelsville, Ohio

Donnelsville Contaminated Aquifer

Comment Now
Grand Prairie, Texas

Delfasco Forge

Comment Now

New NPL Sites

The Superfund (About Superfund) program added six sites to the NPL in a rulemaking published in the May 17, 2018 Federal Register. A total of 1,347 uncontrolled hazardous waste sites are listed (National Priorities List (NPL) Sites) on the NPL as of this rulemaking.

Location Site Name
Hockessin, Delaware

Hockessin Groundwater

Cheraw, South Carolina

Burlington Industries Cheraw

Spencer, Indiana

Franklin Street Groundwater Contamination

Spring Park, Minnesota

Spring Park Municipal Well Field

Dallas, Texas

Lane Plating Works, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas

River City Metal Finishing

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