Waste and Cleanup Risk Assessment
Federal Facilities Risk Assessment: Federal Facility Cleanup
Additional FFRRO Information:
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."
Final Report of the Federal Facilities Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee: Chapter 2- Principles for Environmental Cleanup of Federal Facilities (PDF) (156 pp, 317K, About PDF)
This document discusses 14 principles the committee created that should be the basis for making Federal Facility Cleanup decisions.
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.
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.
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).
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).
- Department of Energy Environmental Policy and Guidance Documents
- Department of Energy Cleanup Criteria/Decision Document Risk Assessment Database