Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Action 6 – Promote Community Engagement Associated with CERCLA Enforcement Involving Federal Facilities
OECA is working to improve community awareness of its enforcement actions at federal facilities, and to encourage the facilities to promote public engagement in their various environmental activities. OECA's Federal Facilities Enforcement Office and Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), in collaboration with EPA Regional offices, will conduct pilots at designed cleanup sites, to:
- Identify pilot site(s) to determine feasibility of posting online schedules for response activities and improving the public’s access to EPA’s administrative records supporting federal facility settlements.
- Improve the public’s access to EPA’s administrative records supporting federal facility settlements.
- Based on the information obtained through the pilot site(s); provide recommendations for engaging communities in ongoing and future federal facility response actions and settlement agreements.
- Ensure that, despite changes, privileged litigation and enforcement-sensitive information continues to be protected from unauthorized disclosure.