EPA Environmental Dataset Gateway


Open/Close section Identification Information
Title: Cleanups In My Community (CIMC) - RCRA and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Federal Facilities, National Layer
Abstract: This data layer provides access to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) sites as part of the CIMC web service. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, among other things, helps ensure that wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner so as to protect human health and the environment from the potential hazards of waste disposal. In particular RCRA tightly regulates all hazardous waste from "cradle to grave." In general, all generators, transporters, treaters, storers, and disposers of hazardous waste are required to provide information about their activities to state environmental agencies. These agencies, in turn pass on the information to regional and national EPA offices. Accidents or other activities at facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes have sometimes led to the release of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents into soil, ground water, surface water, or air. When that happens, the RCRA Corrective Action program is one program that may be used to accomplish the necessary cleanup. This data layer shows those RCRA sites that are located at BRAC Federal Facilities. Additional RCRA sites and other BRAC sites (those that are not RCRA sites) are included in other data layers as part of this web service. 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 more broadly applied. 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: DC07B400-B9D0-4FBF-B2F8-8FC3356BF3F3
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-09
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998