Jump to main content or area navigation.

Contact Us

Waste and Cleanup Risk Assessment

Federal Facilities Risk Assessment: Federal Facility Cleanup

FFRRO Ecological Risk Topics:


FFRRO Risk Assessment Health Risk Topics:


FFRRO Additional Risk Assessment Topics:

Federal Facility Cleanup

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies

FFRRO’s work consists of two core components: the Superfund Federal Facility Response program and the Base Realignment and Closure program.

FFRRO works internally within EPA, as well as with DoD, DOE, and other Federal agencies to find protective, creative, and cost-effective cleanup solutions. Under FFRRO, EPA provides technical and regulatory oversight at Federal facilities on the National Priority List (NPL) to ensure protection of human health, effective program implementation, and meaningful public involvement. FFRRO approves other Federal agencies cleanup remedies. As of October 2003, there are a total of 158 final sites, Federal facilities (which includes proposed, final, and deleted sites), 13 deleted sites, and six sites proposed to be listed on the NPL.

FFRRO’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program develops policies, plans and programs to expedite the cleanup and reuse of closing military installations. Since 1993, EPA’s BRAC program has worked with DOD, state environmental programs, local governments and communities to achieve the Administration's goal of "making property environmentally acceptable for transfer, while protecting human health and the environment."

More about FFRRO’s Program Components

Documents | External Links


  1. Final Report of the Federal Facilities Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee: Chapter 2- Principles for Environmental Cleanup of Federal Facilities
    This document discusses 14 principles the committee created that should be the basis for making Federal Facility Cleanup decisions.

  2. Improving Federal Facilities Cleanup: Report of the Federal Facilities Policy Group
    This report identifies areas of management and regulatory reform essential to protect public health and restore the environment.

  3. Issuance of Final Guidance: Ecological Risk Assessment and Risk Management Principles for Superfund Sites
    This guidance is intended to help Superfund risk managers make ecological risk management decisions that are based on sound science, consistent across Regions, and present a characterization of site risks that is transparent to the public.

  4. Lead Regulator Policy for Cleanup Activities at Federal Facilities
    This document clarifies roles and minimizes overlapping Federal and state regulatory oversight of cleanups at federal facilities on the National Priorities List (NPL).

  5. Policy on Decommissioning Department of Energy Facilities Under CERCLA
    This policy establishes the approach agreed upon by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for decommissioning surplus DOE facilities consistent with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

Top of page

External Links

  1. Department of Energy Environmental Policy and Guidance Documents

  2. Department of Energy Cleanup Criteria/Decision Document Risk Assessment Database

Top of page

OSWER Home | Waste and Cleanup Risk Assessment Home

Jump to main content.