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Chapter 2: Federal Facilities Response Program

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This volume contains documents that are related specifically to base realignment and closure. One of FFRRO's primary goals is to assist DoD, by working through EPA's regional offices. The Fast-Track Cleanup Program accelerates cleanups and speeds economic recovery of communities affected by the closing and realignment of military bases under the Base alignment and Closure (BRAC) Program. The documents in Volume II focus on issues related to cleanup, property reuse, transfer, and liability. The documents in this volume are organized as follows:

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Program Overview

In 1994, EPA reorganized its enforcement and program responsibilities thus creating the Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO). FFRRO was charged with the responsibility to expedite the cleanup and reuse of Federal facilities. FFRRO communicates with Congress, other federal agencies, states, local governments, tribes, redevelopment interests, and the public on cleanup and reuse issues at Federal facilities. FFRRO functions with the following specific goals in mind:

In support of these goals, FFRRO is responsible for activities that support national policy development and implementation, outreach and training, stakeholder participation, and interagency coordination. To view a snapshot of the program's cleanup accomplishments, please see the End-of-Year 2006 NPL Program Snapshot and the End-of-Year 2006 BRAC Program Snapshot.

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Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)

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Military Munitions/Unexploded Ordnance

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Perchlorate

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance
This FFRRO page provides Quality Assurance Policy and Guidance, Data Quality, and Background.

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Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS)

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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) Database is an extensive database that contains general information on sites across the nation and U.S. territories, including information on location, contaminants, and cleanup actions taken. CERCLIS is also a planning tool, used in aiding workload forecasts. The regions are responsible for entering the site-specific information.

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Superfund Program Implementation Manual (SPIM)

The Superfund Program Implementation Manual (SPIM) is a planning document that defines program management priorities, procedures, and practices for the Superfund program (including Federal facilities). The SPIM provides a link between the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), EPA's Strategic Plan, and the Superfund program's internal processes for setting priorities, meeting program goals, and tracking performance. It establishes the process to track overall program progress through program targets and measures.

Measure: The Superfund Comprehensive Accomplishments Plan (SCAP) is used by the Superfund National Program, the managers, the AA OSWER, OECA, and others to monitor the progress each region and the overall program is making towards achieving the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) targets and annual performance goals.

To more clearly reflect the relationship between GPRA and the SCAP process, GPRA annual performance goals and measures and program targets and measures are defined as follows:

For a complete list of federal facility program targets and measures please see page D-10, D-11, and D-12 in Appendix D of the Superfund Program Implementation Manual (SPIM) Fiscal Year 2006/2007.

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Institutional Controls (ICs)

Institutional controls are actions, such as legal controls, that help minimize the potential for human exposure to contamination by ensuring appropriate land or resource use. Although it is EPA's expectation that treatment or engineering controls should be used to address principle threat wastes and that groundwater should be returned to its beneficial use whenever practicable, ICs can and do play an important role in remedies.

ICs are used when contamination is first discovered, when remedies are ongoing and when residual contamination remains onsite at a level that does not allow for unrestricted use and unlimited exposure after cleanup. The National Contingency Plan (NCP) emphasizes that ICs are meant to supplement engineering controls and that ICs should rarely be the sole remedy at a site.

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One Cleanup Program

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Lead-Based Paint

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Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)

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Federal Facilities Hazardous Waste Docket

FFRRO Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket

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Long Term Stewardship (LTS) and Post Construction Completion (PCC)

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Environmental Justice

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Tribes and Federal Facilities

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Community Involvement

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Department of Defense Restoration Advisory Boards

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