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Compendium of Federal Facilities Cleanup Management Information

EPA Publication Number: 505-B-03-002


Chapter 1: Federal Facility Cleanup Response Authorities and Orders

Chapter 2: Federal Facilities Response Program

Chapter 3: Federal Facility Enforcement at U.S. EPA

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Across the country, thousands of Federal facilities are contaminated with hazardous waste, unexploded ordnance, radioactive waste, fuels, and a variety of other toxic contaminants. These facilities include many different types of sites, such as abandoned mines, nuclear weapons production plants, fuel distribution areas, and landfills.

To facilitate cleanup and reuse, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken a major role in forging proactive, creative solutions to environmental problems at Federal facilities. Within EPA, there are several offices that conduct activities relating to Federal facilities, such as the Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), Office of Federal Activities (OFA), and Federal Facilities Enforcement Office (FFEO).

FFRRO works with the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), and other Federal entities to help them develop creative, cost-effective solutions to their environmental problems. You can directly contact us.

The Office of Federal Activities' primary areas of responsibility are:

As part of EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office (FFEO) is responsible for ensuring that Federal facilities take all necessary actions to prevent, control and abate environmental pollution. FFEO and OFA contact information.

FFRRO redesigned this compendium to assist you in learning about the background of the cleanup program and conducting your duties. The compendium will allow you easy access to selected documents, providing you with a better understanding of the issues and regulations related to cleanup of federal facilities.

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How to Use the Compendium

The compendium does not include all documents that are pertinent to Federal facilities; rather it contains the most commonly used policy and guidance documents. Most of these documents were produced by EPA, DoD, or DOE. The compendium does not include brochures or draft documents.

The compendium is current as of August 2006; because policy and guidance documents often are modified or updated, it is suggested to contact appropriate EPA staff to ensure the most current information or check the FFRRO website. In addition, some documents included in the compendium are for background information only, and may not reflect EPA policy. These documents are footnoted in the table of contents.

For more information about individual documents, contact the office responsible for producing that document. A list of document sources appears at the end of this introduction.

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How to Find Information in the Compendium

To assist you in quickly locating the information you need, the compendium is organized in three separate chapters:

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