Superfund Cleanup Subject Listing

Superfund Alternative Approach

This category includes guidance and documents related to the Superfund Alternative approach. The Superfund Alternative approach is a cleanup approach equivalent to the approach used at sites listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) and may be used at sites that meet certain criteria.

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White Paper: Examine Opportunities to Achieve Protection Cleanup at NPL-Caliber Sites Without Listing on the NPL - (7/1/19)
Report provides a summary of the Superfund Task Force Recommendation 13 workgroup review other federal, state and tribal approaches that may be used in lieu of listing a site on the NPL, and it evaluated the status of a sample of NPL-caliber sites using non-NPL approaches.
Transmittal of Updated Superfund Response and Settlement Approach for Sites Using the Superfund Alternative Approach (SAA Guidance) - (9/28/12)
Transmittal memorandum and updated guidance on the selection of and settlements using the Superfund Alternative Approach to ensure consistency between the NPL sites and sites with SAA agreements. OSWER Directive No. 9200.2-125
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/transmittal-memo-updated-superfund-response-and-settlement-approach-sites-using (PDF 401 K)
Interim Guidance: Providing Communities with Opportunities for Independent Technical Assistance in Superfund Settlements - (9/3/09)
Transmittal memorandum and six attachments provide guidance on Technical Assistance Plan (TAP) provisions in Superfund settlements. Six Attachments include: model TAP language for AOCs for RI/FS and CDs for RD/RA using Superfund Alternative Approach; Sample language for TAP language in settlement SOW; FAQs about TAPs; Sample application by community group for TAP; Sample langague for PRP TAP; and Sample directive by Community Group for specific tasks by Technical Advisor
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/interim-guidance-opportunities-independent-technical-assistance-superfund-settlements (PDF 375 K)
Sample General Notice Letter for a Site at which the Superfund Alternative Approach may be Used - (4/30/08)
Sample model general notice letter for use at a site that may use the Superfund alternative approach.
https://cfpub.epa.gov/compliance/models/view.cfm?model_ID=652 (PDF 57 K)
Evaluation of Superfund Alternative Sites Approach - (4/1/05)
Memorandum outlining the goals and phases of the SAS guidance evaluation process.
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/guidance-evaluation-superfund-alternative-sites-approach (PDF 28K)

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