EPA Environmental Dataset Gateway


Open/Close section Identification Information
Title: Cleanups In My Community (CIMC) - Hazardous Waste Corrective Actions, National Layer
Abstract: This data layer provides access to Hazardous Waste Corrective Action sites as part of the CIMC web service. Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. They can be discarded commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes. The RCRA Corrective Action Program, run by EPA and 43 authorized states and territories, works with facilities that have treated, stored, or disposed of hazardous wastes (TSDs) to protect public health and the environment by investigating and cleaning up hazardous releases to soil, ground water, surface water, and air at their facilities. RCRA Corrective Action sites in all 50 states and four U.S. territories cover 18 million acres of land. EPA estimates that more than 35 million people, roughly 12 percent of the U.S. population, live within one mile of a RCRA Corrective Action site (based on the 2000 U.S. Census). RCRA Corrective Action facilities include many current and former chemical manufacturing plants, oil refineries, lead smelters, wood preservers, steel mills, commercial landfills, and a variety of other types of entities. Due to poor practices prior to environmental regulations, Corrective Action facilities have left large stretches of river sediments laden with PCBs; deposited lead in residential yards and parks beyond site boundaries; polluted drinking water wells in rural areas with chlorinated solvents; tainted municipal water supplies used by millions; and introduced mercury into waterways, necessitating fish advisories. At these sites, the Corrective Action Program ensures that cleanups occur. EPA and state regulators work with facilities and communities to design remedies based on the contamination, geology, and anticipated use unique to each site. Note: RCRA facilities which are not undergoing corrective action are not considered “Cleanups” in Cleanups in My Community. The complete set of RCRA facilities can be accessed via the EPA RCRA database in Envirofacts (https://www.epa.gov/enviro/rcrainfo-overview). The CIMC web service was initially published in 2013, but the data are updated twice a month. The full schedule for data updates in CIMC is located here: https://ofmpub.epa.gov/frs_public2/frs_html_public_pages.frs_refresh_stats.
Purpose: This web service was developed for the CIMC web application, which provides the public with access to data from numerous cleanup programs, although the data can generally be used more broadly. Accidents, spills, leaks, and past improper disposal and handling of hazardous materials and wastes have resulted in tens of thousands of sites across our country that have contaminated our land, water (groundwater and surface water), and air (indoor and outdoor). EPA and its state and territorial partners have developed a variety of cleanup programs to assess and, where necessary, clean up these contaminated sites. CIMC (https://www.epa.gov/cleanups/cleanups-my-community) brings together the data from many of these cleanup programs and lets people map, list and access cleanup progress profiles for sites across the US so that people can know what is going on in their communities. For more information on data uses, please visit https://www.epa.gov/cleanups/cleanups-my-community.
Open/Close section Distribution Information
Resource(Server) URL: https://map22.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/cimc/Cleanups/MapServer
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/metadata/
Reference URL: https://www.epa.gov/cleanups/cleanups-my-community
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 2013
Progress: In work
Frequency: Twice Monthly
Open/Close section Single Date
Date: 2015
Currentness: Ground Condition. Please note that though the CIMC web service was initially published in 2013, the data are updated twice a month. The full schedule for data updates in CIMC is located here: https://ofmpub.epa.gov/frs_public2/frs_html_public_pages.frs_refresh_stats.
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -176.652500
East Bounding Longitude: 151.783720
North Bounding Latitude: 70.455278
South Bounding Latitude: -14.360100
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Access: None.
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency
Email: Hook.James@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20004
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: 3472F667-A4B3-4C40-90A2-097B2858F913
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-09
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998