Compendium of Federal Facilities Cleanup Management Information
EPA Publication Number: 505-B-03-002
- Statutory Authority
- Executive Orders
- Department of Defense
- Department of Energy
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Program Overview
- Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)
- Military Munitions/Unexploded Ordnance
- Quality Assurance
- Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS)
- Superfund Program Implementation Manual (SPIM)
- Institutional Controls (ICs)
- One Cleanup Program
- Lead-Based Paint
- Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
- Federal facilities Hazardous Waste Docket
- Long Term Stewardship (LTS) and Post Construction Completion (PCC)
- Environmental Justice
- Tribes and Federal facilities
- Community Involvement
- Guidance for General Enforcement Actions
- Guidances for Site Remediation Enforcement Actions
Across the country, thousands of Federal facilities are contaminated with hazardous waste, unexploded ordnance, radioactive waste, fuels, and a variety of other toxic contaminants. These facilities include many different types of sites, such as abandoned mines, nuclear weapons production plants, fuel distribution areas, and landfills.
To facilitate cleanup and reuse, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken a major role in forging proactive, creative solutions to environmental problems at Federal facilities. Within EPA, there are several offices that conduct activities relating to Federal facilities, such as the Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), Office of Federal Activities (OFA), and Federal Facilities Enforcement Office (FFEO).
FFRRO works with the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), and other Federal entities to help them develop creative, cost-effective solutions to their environmental problems. You can directly contact us.
The Office of Federal Activities' primary areas of responsibility are:
- Coordinating EPA's review of all federal Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) prepared by other agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
- Maintaining a national EIS filing system and publishing a weekly notice of EIS documents available for review;
- Assuring that EPA's own actions comply with NEPA and other environmental requirements;
- Providing technical assistance and capacity building for environmental compliance, enforcement and impact assessment in other countries; and
- Working with federal and state agencies, foreign governments and international organizations in order to ensure compliance with United States environmental laws.
As part of EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office (FFEO) is responsible for ensuring that Federal facilities take all necessary actions to prevent, control and abate environmental pollution. FFEO and OFA contact information.
FFRRO redesigned this compendium to assist you in learning about the background of the cleanup program and conducting your duties. The compendium will allow you easy access to selected documents, providing you with a better understanding of the issues and regulations related to cleanup of federal facilities.
How to Use the Compendium
The compendium does not include all documents that are pertinent to Federal facilities; rather it contains the most commonly used policy and guidance documents. Most of these documents were produced by EPA, DoD, or DOE. The compendium does not include brochures or draft documents.
The compendium is current as of August 2006; because policy and guidance documents often are modified or updated, it is suggested to contact appropriate EPA staff to ensure the most current information or check the FFRRO website. In addition, some documents included in the compendium are for background information only, and may not reflect EPA policy. These documents are footnoted in the table of contents.
For more information about individual documents, contact the office responsible for producing that document. A list of document sources appears at the end of this introduction.
How to Find Information in the Compendium
To assist you in quickly locating the information you need, the compendium is organized in three separate chapters:
- Chapter 1: Federal Facility Cleanup Response Authorities and Orders
- Chapter 2: Federal Facilities Response Program
- Chapter 3: Federal Facility Enforcement at U.S. EPA