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Accomplishments, Benefits and Performance Measures

Annual Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2014 Summary (PDF) (3 pp, 340KB, About PDF)
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Fiscal Year 2012 Summary (PDF) (3 pp, 92.2KB, About PDF)
Fiscal Year 2011 Summary (PDF) (3 pp, 43KB, About PDF)
End of Year Report, 2010; Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (PDF) (12 pp, 228KB, About PDF)
Fiscal Year 2010 Summary
Fiscal Year 2009 Summary
Fiscal Year 2008 Summary
Fiscal Year 2008 Report (PDF) (22 pp, 1MB, About PDF)
Fiscal Year 2007 Summary
Fiscal Year 2007 Report (PDF) (33 pp, 1.88MB, About PDF)
Fiscal Year 2006
Fiscal Year 2005
Fiscal Year 2004
Superfund Program Implementation Manual (SPIM)


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Superfund Remedial Performance Measures

The Superfund Remedial Program has six performance measures that are included in the Agency's Annual Commitment System (ACS). ACS is a performance module located within the Agency's Budget Automated System (BAS) that is used to facilitate the bidding and tracking of significant program measures. These six measures are:

  • Remedial Site Assessment Completions: This measure tracks the number of remedial site assessments completed under the Federal Superfund program by EPA and its federal and state partners. The assessments are used to determine if sites warrant short- or long-term cleanup attention under a Superfund managed or monitored program.
  • Remedial Action (RA) Project Completions (PDF) (51 pp, 794K, About PDF): This measure augments the site-wide Construction Completion measure and applies to the actual construction or implementation of a discrete scope of activities supporting a Superfund site cleanup. Each "remedial action" (RA) project is generally designed to achieve progress toward specific remedial action objectives (RAOs) identified in a remedy decision document (e.g. ROD, ROD amendment, or ESD).
  • Construction Completion (CCs): This measure is a site-wide measure that documents sites where physical construction of all cleanup activities is complete, including actions to address all immediate threats and to bring all long-term threats under control.
  • Human Exposure Under Control (HEUC): This measure tracks sites on the NPL where all identified unacceptable human exposures from site contamination for current land and/or ground water use conditions have been controlled.
  • Groundwater Migration Under Control (GMUC): This measure tracks sites on the NPL where either: 1) contamination is below protective, risk-based levels or, if not, 2) where the migration of contaminated ground water is stabilized, there is no unacceptable discharge to surface water, and monitoring will be conducted to confirm that affected ground water remains in the original area of contamination.
  • Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Use (SWARU): This measure tracks sites on the NPL where: 1) construction of the remedy is completed, 2) all cleanup goals have been achieved to reduce unacceptable risk that could affect current and reasonably anticipated future land uses of the site, and 3) all institutional controls have been implemented.

The Agency's performance measures are included in the following categories:

Annual Performance Plan

EPA's Annual Performance Plan and Congressional Justification can be found on EPA's Planning, Budget, and Results page under the Annual Planning and Budgeting heading.

EPA's Annual Performance Plan defines the annual budget's goals and objectives in greater detail by linking the annual budget to the Strategic Plan. The Annual Performance Plan sets Annual Commitments for external performance measures, which includes those found in the Strategic Plan and also those found in the Justification of Appropriation Estimates for the Committee on Appropriations, referred to as the Congressional Justification (CJ). The Annual Commitments are calculated to ensure the successful accomplishment of each five-year cumulative Strategic Target set by the Strategic Plan.

Strategic Plan GPRA

For more information see the Agency Strategic Plan, Goal 3.

EPA's Strategic Plan is the foundation of the Agency's planning and budgeting process. The Strategic Plan is a five-year plan that outlines the Agency's mission, establishes quantifiable goals and objectives, and describes the means and strategies, including GPRA performance measures, that EPA programs will employ to accomplish specific desired environmental results.

Key Performance Indicators

EPA's senior leadership has identified a subset of existing annual programmatic measures that represent significant results in the agency called Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). KPIs are selected to advance Strategic Goals and Cross-Cutting Fundamental Strategies in EPA's FY 2011-2015 Strategic Plan.

Priority Goals

EPA also maintains Priority Goals (PGs) which are measurable commitments that represent high priorities for the agency; has high relevance to the public or reflects the achievement of key agency missions; and will produce significant, measurable results.

All six of the Remedial Program's measures are included in the Annual Performance Plan; three are included as GPRA measures in the FY 2011-2015 Agency Strategic Plan; two are used by EPA's senior leadership as Key Performance Indicators; and one is designated as a Priority Goal (see table below)

Superfund Remedial Program Performance Measures ACS Code Annual Performance Plan Strategic Plan GPRA KPI PG
Remedial Site Assessment Completions 122 (in PERS, code is 115)
Remedial Action (RD) Project Completions 131 (in PERS, code is 170)
Construction Completions (CCs) 141
Human Exposure under Control (HEUC) 151
Groundwater Migration under Control (GMUC) 152
Sitewide Ready for Anticipated use (SWARU) S10


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