Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Superfund is EPA's program to identify, investigate and clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. The program was established in 1980 when Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), better known as Superfund.
With the support of our states, tribes and communities, the Superfund program in Region 9 has identified more than 5000 hazardous waste sites. Of these, 124 sites have been placed on the National Priorities List and have been or are being cleaned up under EPA's authority.
Superfund is also home to EPA Region 9's Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response activities under Superfund law, the Community Right to Know Act, the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan Regulations, and the Clean Water Act as amended by the 1990 Oil Pollution Act.
To report an environmental emergency, hazardous substance release, or oil spill, call the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802. To contact a Region 9 Duty Officer for oil or chemical spills in Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, please call (800) 300-2193. Both of these phone numbers are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
General Environmental Information
Region 9's Environmental Information Center can be contacted for general environmental information, EPA publications, directions on using the Internet, and contacts for other agencies.
To contact a staff person in Region 9's Superfund office, or for specific Superfund information, please contact the Superfund receptionist at (415) 947-8709.
To leave a message for Superfund community involvement staff, please call toll free (800) 231-3075 and your call will be returned.
Superfund Organization and Program
The Superfund Division Organizational Chart shows the structure of our division and the different programs it encompasses.