U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Involvement with Superfund Sites

As trustee of 95 million acres of Federal lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is required to ensure that releases of hazardous substances on Service-managed lands are cleaned up. The primary Federal law governing clean-up activities is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. The Service's Division of Environmental Quality provides information, data, and guidance to ensure that clean ups affecting Service-managed lands are protective of migratory birds, anadromous fish, marine mammals, and threatened and endangered species.

The information provided by Service contaminants specialists assists in ensuring that clean ups protect natural resources and the environment, as well as human health, and that public resources are protected.

Environmental Contaminants Program - Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) Program

EPA - Superfund

Last updated: February 13, 2013