Superfund Information - The National Priorities List (NPL) is a published list of hazardous waste sites in the country that are eligible for extensive, long-term cleanup under the Superfund program. To evaluate the dangers posed by hazardous waste sites, EPA has developed a scoring system called the Hazard Ranking System. EPA uses the information collected during the assessment phase of the process to score sites according to the danger they may pose to public health and the environment. Sites that score high enough on the Hazard Ranking System are eligible for the National Priorities List. Once a site is scored and meets the criteria, EPA proposes that it be put on the List. A site may also be proposed for the National Priorities List, if the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry issues a health advisory for the site or if the site is chosen as the state's top priority site. The proposal is published in the Federal Register and the public has an opportunity to comment in writing on whether the site should be included on the National Priorities List. To obtain more information on a proposed site, contact your Community Relations Coordinator.
NPL Sites List:
CERCLIS Overview - CERCLIS is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System. CERCLIS contains information on hazardous waste sites, site inspections, preliminary assessments, and remediation of hazardous waste sites.
CERCLIS Hazardous Waste Sites:
The Archive (NFRAP) database contains information on sites which have been removed and archived from the inventory of Superfund sites. Archive status indicates that to the best of the EPA's knowledge, Superfund has completed its assessment of a site and has determined that no further steps will be taken to list that site on the NPL.
RODS is the Records of Decision System. The RODS database contains information on technology justification, site history, community participation, enforcement activities, site characteristics, scope and role of response action, and remedy.
RCRIS Overview - Hazardous waste data is contained in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS), in support of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA requires that generators, transporters, treaters, storers, and disposers of hazardous waste (as defined by the federally recognized hazardous waste codes) provide information concerning their activities to state environmental agencies. These agencies then provide the information to regional and national U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices. RCRIS is used by the EPA to support its implementation of RCRA, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA). The system is primarily used to track handler permit or closure status, compliant with Federal and State regulations, and cleanup activities. Other uses of the data include program management, regulation development, waste handler inventory, corrective action tracking, regulation enforcement, facility management planning, and environmental program progress assessment.
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http://www.epa.gov/ernsacct/pdf/index.html - The Emergency Response Notification System (ERNS) is a national computer data base used to store information on releases of oil and hazardous substances. ERNS supports the Emergency Response and the Title III program. The ERNS program is a cooperative effort among EPA Headquarters, the Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Systems Center (NTSC), the ten EPA Regions, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and the National Response Center (NRC). ERNS provides the most comprehensive data compiled on release notifications of oil and hazardous substances in the United States.
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TRI Overview - The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) contains information about more than 650 toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, treated, transported, or released into the environment. Manufacturers of these chemicals are required to report the locations and quantities of chemicals stored on-site to state and local governments. The reports are submitted to the EPA and state governments. EPA compiles this data in an on-line, publicly accessible national computerized database.
You may use the Toxic Releases Query for basic facility information and chemical reports, which tabulate air emissions, surface water discharges, releases to land, underground injections, and transfers to off-site locations.
TRI From Facility Information Query Form:
FFIS contains a list of all Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSDs) owned and operated by Federal agencies. The inventory identifies the agency, site location, status, management status, waste characterization, environmental damage, environmental monitoring and hydrology of response actions. The database is used by EPA to monitor and review compliance and cleanup activities at other federal agencies.
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BRS Overview - BRS is an automated data processing system that assists implementers (State and EPA Regional offices) in the process of compiling data for the purpose of the biennial report cycle. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), generators, transporters, treaters, storers, and disposers of hazardous waste, as defined by the federally recognized hazardous waste codes, are required to report their activities to state environmental agencies, which provide that information to regional and national EPA offices.
BRS From Facility Information Query Form:
NCDB supports implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The system tracks inspections in regions and states with cooperative agreements, enforcement actions, and settlements.
BRS From Facility Information Query Form:
PCS Overview - PCS is a computerized management information system which contains data on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holding facilities. PCS tracks permit, compliance, and enforcement states of NPDES facilities.
PCS From Facility Information Query Form:
DOCKET tracks civil judicial cases against environmental polluters - State Environmental Programs (STATE). This particular category shows if the facility is regulated by a state environmental program which may monitor air quality, waste water, drinking water, storage tanks, permits, and emergency response.
DOCKET From Facility Information Query Form:
AIRS/AFS Overview - AFS replaces the former Compliance Data System (CDS), the National Emission Data System (NEDS) and the Storage and Retrieval of Aerometric Data (SAROAD). AIRS is the national repository for information concerning airborne pollution in the United States. AFS is used to track emissions and compliance data from industrial plants. AFS data are utilized by states to prepare State Implementation Plans to comply with regulatory programs and by EPA as an input for the estimation of total national emissions. AFS is undergoing a major redesign to support facility operating permits required under Title V of the Clean Air Act. AIRS Home Page
AIRS/AFS From Facility Information Query Form:
PADS contains generator, storer, transporter or permitted disposer under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The PADS system contains over 5000 facilities that handle waste.
PADS From Facility Information Query Form:
SDWIS(WS) Overview - SDWIS Water Systems can have one or more water system facilities. The water system will purchase water from several facilities. Drinking water information is stored in EPA's SDWIS. SDWIS contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's regulations for safe drinking water. These statutes and accompanying regulations establish maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), treatment techniques, and monitoring and reporting requirements to ensure that water provided to customers is safe for human consumption.
SDWIS(WS) From Facility Information Query Form:
SDWIS(WSF) From Facility Information Query Form:
SSTS evolved from the FIFRA and TSCA Enforcement System (FATES). SSTS tracks the registration of all pesticide-producing establishments and tracks annually the types and amounts of pesticides, active ingredients, and devices that are produced, sold or distributed in each year.
SSTS From Facility Information Query Form:
The UIC Program works with State and local governments to regulate injection wells in order to prevent them from contaminating drinking water resources. EPA defines the five classes of wells according to the type of waste they inject and where the waste is injected.
UIC From Facility Information Query Form:
RMP*Info Overview - The goal of the Risk Management Program is to reduce chemical risk at the local level. RMPs contain a summary of information about each facility's Risk Management Program. This information helps local fire, police, and emergency response personnel (who must prepare for and respond to chemical accidents), and is useful to citizens in understanding the chemical hazards in communities. EPA anticipates that making the RMPs available to the public will stimulate communication between industry and the public to improve accident prevention and emergency response practices at the local level.
RMP From Facility Information Query Form:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - Maintains the Hazardous Substances Release/Health Effects database, which provides access to information on the release of hazardous substances from emergency events and Superfund sites. It also provides information about the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations. The ToxFAQs database provides hazardous substance summaries from the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles.