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2005 and 2008 Corrective Action Baselines - Final Results

2005 Corrective Action Baseline

In July 1999, EPA and the authorized States finalized the first RCRA Cleanup Baseline. A static list of 1,714 facilities, these facilities were identified in the early 1990s as appropriate sites for early cleanup when EPA and the States were prioritizing their corrective action workloads.

Because the facilities on the first RCRA Cleanup Baseline served as the basis for the Corrective Action Program’s 2005 GPRA goals, the group is also known as the 2005 Corrective Action Baseline. Progress toward the GPRA goals was measured by two interim cleanup milestones known as Environmental Indicators (EIs). The Human Exposures EI (CA725) measured whether or not all human exposure pathways were currently under control, or blocked. The Groundwater EI (CA750) measured whether or not the migration of contaminated groundwater had been stopped.

The 2005 GPRA goals were to have human exposures controlled at 95 percent of these facilities and the migration of contaminated groundwater controlled at 70 percent of these facilities. By the deadline of September 30, 2005, EPA had surpassed both goals, reaching 96 percent and 78 percent, respectively.

Most of these 1,714 facilities are also included in both the 2008 Corrective Action Baseline and the 2020 Corrective Action Baseline. Facilities transferred to the CERCLA Superfund Program are the major exception, with the Superfund program continuing to track the EIs at these sites. The links below contain information on the 2005 Baseline’s 1,714 facilities as of September 30, 2005, and thus serve as an historical record of the program’s achievements through 2005. For current facility information, see the 2020 Baseline.

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2008 Corrective Action Baseline

The second RCRA Cleanup Baseline represented an expanded list of 1,968 facilities at which EPA and the authorized States focused their attention from 2006 to 2008. Because the facilities on this list served as the basis for the Corrective Action Program's 2008 GPRA Goals, the group is also known as the 2008 Corrective Action Baseline. The Agency continued to emphasize the protection of both human health and groundwater resources during these years, but also expanded its focus to include final remedy events.

The 2008 GPRA goals were to have human exposures controlled at 95 percent of these facilities, the migration of contaminated groundwater controlled at 81 percent of these facilities, final remedy decisions made at 36 percent of these facilities, and final remedies constructed at 27 percent of these facilities. The RCRA Corrective Action Program surpassed all four goals, reaching 96 percent, 83 percent, 43 percent, and 34 percent, respectively.

The documents below contain information on the 2008 Baseline's 1,968 facilities as of September 30, 2008, and thus serve as an historical record of the program's achievements through 2008. For current facility information, please see the 2020 Universe.

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2020 Baseline Adjustments

In 2009, the 2020 Baseline was introduced. This represented the 3,746 facilities where EPA and the authorized States focused their attention to achieve the Agency's aspirational goal of 95 percent complete by the year 2020. Periodically, the Baseline has been updated for maintenance and quality control. In 2010, the 2020 Baseline was updated to include 3,747 facilities. Again in 2013, the 2020 Baseline was updated to include 3,779 facilities. The documents below contain information on the facilities that were both added and removed from the 2020 Baseline in 2010 and 2013.

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