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Superfund Community Advisory Groups

What is a CAG?

A Community Advisory Group (CAG) is made up of representatives of diverse community interests. Its purpose is to provide a public forum for community members to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the Superfund decision-making process. A CAG can assist EPA in making better decisions on how to clean up a site. It offers EPA a unique opportunity to hear-and seriously consider-community preferences for site cleanup and remediation. However, the existence of a CAG does not eliminate the need for the Agency to keep the community informed about plans and decisions throughout the Superfund process.

Does my community need a CAG?

A CAG can be an effective mechanism for community involvement at almost any site, but are not appropriate for every site. In general, CAGs are a good fit in communities where there is a high level of interest and concern about site activities. CAGs may be beneficial at removal sites, particularly non-time critical removal sites, as well as sites involved in long-term cleanups.

How can I get more information?

At EPA Headquarters, contact Freya Margand (, 703-603-8889) or Leslie Leahy (, 703-603-8707). For assistance in the regions, contact your appropriate General Regional Contact listed below:

Region 1 – Sarah White (, 617-918-1026
Region 2 – Shereen Kandil (, 212-637-4333
Region 3 – Amie Howell (, 215-814-5722
Region 4 – Angela Miller (, 404-562-8561
Region 5 – Cheryl Allen (, 312-353-6196
Region 6 – Janetta Coats (, 214-665-7308
Region 7 – Althea Moses (, 913-551-7649
Region 8 – Libby Faulk (, 303-312-6083
Region 9 – David Yogi (, 415-972-3350
Region 10 – Julie Congdon (, 206-553-2752