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Superfund: Remedial Action Project Completion and Construction Completions

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Remedial Action Project Completion

A remedial action project completion (RAPC) is the actual construction or implementation of a discrete scope of activities supporting a Superfund cleanup. Each RAPC is generally designed to achieve progress toward specific remedial action objectives (RAOs) identified in CERCLA remedy decision documents (e.g., a Record of Decision, a ROD amendment). RAPC is an EPA Annual Commitment System (ACS) performance measure established in 2011 that augments the site-wide construction completion measure to better communicate incremental progress toward completion of cleanup activities. As of October 2014, Superfund is reporting RAPC accomplishments at sites with Superfund Alternative Approach (SAA) agreements.

Section 2 of the Close Out Procedures for NPL sites provides more information on RAPCs.

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Construction Completion

Construction completion is a site-wide measure that documents the completion of physical construction of all cleanup actions, including actions to address all immediate threats and to bring all long-term threats under control. Construction completion is an EPA ACS measure that documents the successful completion of site cleanup activities. As of October 2014, Superfund is reporting construction completion accomplishments at sites with SAA agreements.

Sites qualify for construction completion when:

  • Any necessary physical construction is complete, whether or not final cleanup levels or other requirements have been achieved; or
  • EPA has determined that the response action should be limited to measures that do not involve construction; or
  • The site qualifies for deletion from the NPL.

See: Superfund Remedial Performance Measures for more information

Section 3 of Close Out Procedures for NPL Sites provides more information on construction completions.

Policy for Including Sites Deleted from the NPL on the Construction Completion List

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