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Documents

  1. Approach for Addressing Dioxin in Soil and CERCLA and RCRA Sites (PDF) (6 pp, 24K,  About PDF) OSWER Directive 9200.4-26, April 13, 1998
    The purpose of this document is to recommend preliminary remediation goals (PRGs), or starting points for cleaning up dioxin in soil.
  2. Clarification of the Role of ARARs in Establishing Preliminary Remedial Goals under CERCLA (PDF) (4 pp, 412K,  About PDF) August 22, 1997
    This memorandum clarifies the relationship between the two key remedy selection mandates of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA).
  3. Clarification to the 1994 Revised Interim Soil Lead Guidance for CERCLA Sites and RCRA Corrective Action Facilities (PDF) (16 pp, 132K,  About PDF) 1998, OSWER Directive 9200.4-27, EPA/540/F-98/030 PB98-963244, OSWER Directive # 9200.4-27P.
    This document provides an approach for determining protective levels of lead in soil, including recommended screening levels, how to develop preliminary remediation goals, and a description of a clean-up plan for CERCLA (Superfund) and RCRA sites with multiple sources of lead.
  4. Current Drinking Water Standards
    List of regulated contaminants with links for more details.
  5. Establishment of Cleanup Levels for CERCLA Sites with Radioactive Contamination (PDF) (20 pp, 1.12 mb,  About PDF) August 22, 1997
    This memorandum presents clarifying guidance for establishing protective cleanup levels for radioactive contamination at Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) sites.
  6. Evaluation of Facilities Currently or Previously Licensed NRC Sites under CERCLA, (Interim Final) (PDF) (9 pp, 1 mb,  About PDF) February 17, 2000 (listed under OSWER Radiation Guidance)
  7. Guidance for Data Useability in Risk Assessment (Part A) April 1992
    Guidance for Data Useability in Risk Assessment, Part A, is designed to provide data users with a nationally consistent basis for making decisions about the minimum quality and quantity of environmental analytical data that are sufficient to support Superfund risk assessment decisions, regardless of which parties conduct the investigation. Part B of this guidance addresses radioanalytical issues.
  8. Guidance for Data Useability in Risk Assessment (Part B), May 1992
    This document is the second part of the two-part Guidance for Data Useability in Risk Assessment. Part B provides supplemental guidance to Part A on planning and assessing radioanalytical data needs for the baseline human health risk assessment conducted as part of the remedial investigation process at sites containing radioactive substances. Part B is not a stand alone document and at all times should be used in conjunction with Part A.
  9. Guidance for Data Usability in Risk Assessment: Quick Reference Fact Sheet (PDF) 8 pp, 350 K,  About PDF) September 1990
    Bibliography of entries from categories of EPA documents.
  10. Guidelines for Characterizing Background Chemicals in Soil at Superfund Sites (External Peer Review Draft) June 2001
    This document provides guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regions concerning how the Agency intends to exercise its discretion in implementing one aspect of the CERCLA remedy selection process. The guidance is designed to implement national policy on these issues.
  11. Guidance Manual for the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (PDF) (28 pp, 292K,  About PDF) (February 1994) NTIS #PB93-963510, OSWER #9285.7-15-1.
    Table of Contents and Glossary (PDF) (28 pp, 292K,  About PDF)
    Chapter 1 (PDF) (29 pp, 232K,  About PDF)
    Chapter 2 (PDF) (50 pp, 1.2 ?MB,  About PDF)
    Chapter 3 (PDF) (13 pp, 336K,  About PDF)
    Chapter 4 (PDF) (67 pp, 580K,  About PDF)
    Chapter 5 (PDF) (32 pp, 252K,  About PDF)
    Chapter 6 (PDF) (11 pp, 96K,  About PDF)
    Appendix A (PDF) (16 pp, 452K,  About PDF)
    Appendix B (PDF) (5 pp, 40K,  About PDF)
  12. Headquarters Consultation for Radioactively Contaminated Sites (4 pp, 420K,  About PDF) July 26, 2000
    Memo documenting a request by EPA Headquarters that EPA Regional offices consult with HQ in certain circumstances when dealing with radioactively-contaminated sites.
  13. Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (IEUBK)
    The Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (IEUBK) attempts to predict blood-lead concentrations (PbBs) for children exposed to lead in their environment. The model allows the user to input relevant absorption parameters (e.g., the fraction of lead absorbed from water) as well as intake and exposure rates.
  14. National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria (PDF) (36 pp, 404K,  About PDF)
    The criteria in this document (for 158 pollutants) provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act to protect human health and aquatic life.
  15. New Policy on Evaluating Health Risks to Children From Administrator Carole Browner to: Assistant Administrators, General Counsel, Inspector General, Associate Administrators and Regional Administrators. October 20, 1995.
  16. Presenters' Manual for: Superfund Risk and Assessment and How You Can Help (PDF) (77 pp, 1MB,  About PDF)
    EPA developed the 40-minute videotape "Superfund Risk Assessment and How You Can Help" to help explain in plain terms the Superfund human health risk assessment process and how communities can be involved.
  17. Radiation Preliminary Remedial Goals for Superfund February 7, 2002
    The purpose of this database is to provide a PRG calculation tool to assist risk assessors, remedial project managers, and others involved with risk assessment and decision-making at CERCLA sites in developing PRGs.
  18. Radiation Risk Assessment at CERCLA Sites, Q&A (PDF) (23 pp, 2.2MB) December 1999
    The guidance provides answers to several common questions about radiation risk assessments at CERCLA sites.
    Part 1 (PDF) (23 pp, 2.2MB  About PDF)
    Part 2 (PDF) (5 pp, 798K,  About PDF)
    Part 3 (PDF) (6 pp, 1.02 MB,  About PDF)
    Part 4 (PDF) (6 pp, 708K,  About PDF)
  19. Radiation Risk Assessment Guidance (PDF) (37 pp, 1MB,  About PDF)
    This chapter provides supplemental baseline risk assessment guidance for use at sites contaminated with radioactive substances that are included on the National Priorities List (NPL).
  20. Recommendations of the Technical Review Workgroup for Lead for an Approach to Assessing Risks Associated with Adult Exposures to Lead in Soils
    This report describes a methodology for assessing risks associated with non-residential adult exposures to lead in soil.
  21. Revised Interim Soil Lead Guidance for CERCLA Sites and RCRA Corrective Action Facilities (PDF) (18pp, 242K,  About PDF) 1993, OSWER Directive #9355.4-12
    This document provides an approach for determining protective levels of lead in soil, including recommended screening levels, how to develop preliminary remediation goals, and a description of a clean-up plan for CERCLA (Superfund) and RCRA sites with multiple sources of lead.
  22. (Revised) Policy on Performance of Risk Assessments During RI/FSs Conducted by PRPs (PDF) (3 pp, 43K,  About PDF)
    As part of the recently announced administrative reforms to the Superfund program, the Administrator stated that EPA would reaffirm its commitment to "allow PRP's to conduct risk assessments under proper circumstances as part of the overall site study (RI/FS)." This memorandum announces EPA's revised policy on allowing PRP's to conduct the risk assessment portion of the RI/FS.
  23. Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund, Volume I
    Part A (1989)
    Part B (1991)
    Part C (1991)
    Part D (1998)
    Part E (2004)
    Part F (2009)
    Supplement to Part A: Community Involvement in Superfund Risk Assessments (1999)
    The purpose of this guidance document is to provide the site team--risk assessor, remedial project manager (RPM), and community involvement coordinator--with information to improve community involvement in the Superfund risk assessment process.
  24. Role of the Baseline Risk Assessment in Superfund Remedy Selection April 22, 1991
    This memo describes the process and purpose of the baseline risk assessment (the latter steps) in terms of remedy selection.
  25. Soil Cleanup Criteria in 40 CFR Part 192 Uranium Mine Tailings Radiation Control Act, OSWER Directive 9200.4-25, February 12, 1998
  26. Soil Screening Guidance July, 1996
    The Soil Screening Guidance (SSG) presents a framework for developing risk-based, soil screening levels (SSLs) for protection of human health.
  27. Soil Screening Guidance for Radionuclides November 20, 2000 (date of the transmittal of *Standards, Advisories and Guidance for the Management of Radioactive Waste, July 1989, Chapter 5 of CERCLA Compliance with other Laws Manual: Part II)
  28. Supplemental Guidance for Developing Soil Screening Levels for Superfund Sites (PDF) (106pp, 1.9MB,  About PDF) December 2002, OSWER 9355.4-24
    This document is intended as companion guidance to the 1996 SSG for residential use scenarios at NPL sites.
  29. Technical Support Document for the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (December 1994) (PDF) (115 pp, 928K,  About PDF) NTIS #PB94-963505, OSWER #9285.7-22.
    The Technical Support Document describes in detail the basis for the parameters and equations that are used in the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children, version 0.99d. It is a supplement to the Guidance Manual that was published in February, 1994, and is available from the National Technical Information Service as document PB93-963510.
  30. Use of IRIS Values in Superfund Risk Assessment (PDF) ( 3 pp, 213K, About PDF) OSWER Directive 9285.7-16, December 21, 1993
    This memorandum clarifies the policy stated at section 7.4.1 of the December 1988 Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (Volume I) Human Health Evaluation Manual (Part A) (RAGS) on the use of Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) values in performing health risk assessments.
  31. Use of Uranium Drinking Water Standards under 40 CFR 141 and 40 CFR 192 as Remediation Goals for Groundwater at CERCLA Sites (PDF) November 6, 2001 (11 pp, 420K, about PDF Files)
    Memo addressing the use of uranium standards when establishing remediation goals in groundwater in CERCLA (Superfund) sites that may be current or future sources of drinking water.
  32. Validation Strategy for The Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (December 1994) (PDF) (30 pp, 232K,  About PDF)
    This document describes the considerations and methods for characterizing the confidence to place in output from the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic (IEUBK) Model for Lead in Children, version 0.99d.
  33. Vapor Intrusion Guidance
    OSWER Draft Guidance for Evaluating the Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air Pathway from Groundwater and Soils (Subsurface Vapor Intrusion Guidance). Provides current technical and policy recommendations on determining if the vapor intrusion pathway poses an unacceptable risk to human health at cleanup sites.

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EPA Links

  1. EPA's Envirofacts Database
    Provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.
  2. Greenbook Pesticide Labels and MSDS, EPA's Pesticide Program, PPIS Data, Biopesticides, and RED Pesticide Summaries
    EPA pesticide news stories, summaries, and featured sites.
  3. US EPA Laws and Regulations
    Links to various laws, and regulations.
  4. US EPA Region 5 Ecology Technical Center Ecological Risk Assessment
    Overview of ecological risk assessment process in Superfund, regional case studies, toxicity profiles, and regional contacts.
  5. US EPA Technical Review Workgroup for Lead (TRW)
    These Web pages are designed to provide readily-accessible information about the EPA's Technical Review Workgroup for Lead (TRW), the Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model for Lead in Children (IEUBK), and the Adult Lead Methodology.

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External Links

  1. Search for State Listed Hazardous Sites by Municipality Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer
    Conduct search using mlive.com - Everything Michigan

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