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

The National Priorities List (NPL) is updated periodically, as mandated by CERCLA (CERCLA Overview). The EPA publishes the list of NPL sites in the Federal Register.

The EPA published rules in the Federal Register on September 3, 2020, proposing to add four sites and adding six sites to the NPL. The EPA also withdrew its previous proposal to add the Capitol City Plume site in Montgomery, AL to the NPL. Additional information about this site can be found in the De-Proposal Memo (130 pp, 14.0 MB, About PDF).

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.

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

Proposed NPL Sites

The Superfund (About Superfund) program proposed four sites to the NPL in a rulemaking published in the September 3, 2020 Federal Register. A total of 48 uncontrolled hazardous waste 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 documents provide the basis for EPA's decision to propose sites to the NPL.

Location Site Name
Weir, Kansas

Cherokee Zinc – Weir Smelter

Billings, Montana

Billings PCE

Franklinville, New Jersey

Pioneer Metal Finishing Inc

Odessa, Texas

Northwest Odessa Groundwater

New NPL Sites

The Superfund (About Superfund) program added six sites to the NPL in a rulemaking published in the September 3, 2020 Federal Register. A total of 1,339 uncontrolled hazardous waste sites are listed (National Priorities List (NPL) Sites) on 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.

Location Site Name

Orange County, California

Orange County North Basin

Blades, Delaware

Blades Groundwater

Caney, Kansas

Caney Residential Yards

St. Louis Park and Edina, Minnesota

Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume

Henryetta, Oklahoma

Henryetta Iron and Metal

Clearwater, South Carolina

Clearwater Finishing

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