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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) is informally called Superfund. The Superfund program is administered by EPA in cooperation with state and tribal governments. The Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and responding to environmental emergencies, oil spills and natural disasters. EPA’s Superfund website provides numerous links and resources for learning about Superfund, the Superfund Task Force, community involvement, cleaning up sites, the remedial program in Indian Country, contaminants, contaminated media, and policy, guidance, and laws.

The purpose of this website is to provide tribes with networking opportunities and resources that will strengthen tribal engagement in the multi-agency decision making process that is required for responding to and cleaning up contaminated sites.

Tribal Superfund Working Group (TSFWG)
The TSFWG is a network of tribal professionals, other experts, and government employees that are engaged in work with Superfund sites, Federal Facilities and other sites of special concern. Join the TSFWG listserv and learn more here.

Superfund Mentor Program
Onsite mentoring opportunities are available for tribal professionals involved in Superfund-related activities. Learn more here.

ITEP’s Superfund Trainings and Site Visits
The TSFWG hosts a 3-day training and additional site visits each year.

Superfund Case Studies
The case studies found here provide basic information on a random selection of Superfund sites across the country that are either on or near tribal lands.

Superfund Training Opportunities and Resources
Helpful websites, presentations, and documents such as example Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) can be found here.

Superfund News & Announcements
Please check back for current news and announcements about trainings, grants, consultation opportunities, or current events relating to Superfund issues. Additionally, see EPA’s Superfund News announcements and learn about what’s new in Superfund Redevelopment.
ITEP’s Archived Superfund News & Announcements can be found here.

For more information please contact:
Todd Barnell, Project Director

Julie Meikowski, Assistant Manager