The National Guard follows the federal cleanup law, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 (also known as “Superfund”), and long-standing EPA regulations for the chemicals in its cleanup program, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). CERCLA provides a consistent, science-based approach across the nation for cleanup.
In collaboration with regulatory agencies and interested stakeholders, the National Guard follows the CERCLA process to investigate a release resulting from Army activities and assess the appropriate cleanup actions based on risk to human health and the environment. When the National Guard identifies that it has impacted drinking water above the EPA health advisory levels for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and/or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) on or off an installation, it takes appropriate actions to provide alternate water and ensure drinking water levels are promptly reduced below the health advisory levels (for example, by providing bottled water, shutting down wells, installing treatment systems or connecting to municipal water).
Final reports, points of contact, and/or site specific web links will be updated on this page as cleanup actions progress. Please click on the map below to see documentation associated with each State.
Last update: Jan. 4, 2022