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The California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year  2015-16 

CLEAN UP: GROUNDWATER

GROUP:  MILITARY SITES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAM
MEASURE:  NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF CASES WHERE GROUNDWATER CONTAMINANT MIGRATION IS CONTROLLED
MESSAGE: 
KEY STATISTICS FOR FY  2015-16 

 

MEASUREMENTS  - Data last updated on: 

Region Total Number of Cases Cases Where Groundwater Contaminant Migration Percent of Cases Where Migration is Controlled
IS Controlled IS NOT Controlled Pending Determi-nation
'Total Number of Cases' include both active and inactive cases
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WHAT THE MEASURE IS SHOWING

WHY THIS MEASURE IS IMPORTANT

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Data source: GEOTRACKER. Period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
  • Unit of Measure: Number of cases where groundwater contaminant migration is controlled.
  • Data Definitions: Active Cases: The number of cases overseen by Regional Boards that had an Open status as of June 30, 2016. Inactive Cases: Include cases where there is no funding or resources available to work on the case. Cases Where Groundwater Contamination Is Controlled: Groundwater contaminant migration is under control either because the source of the contamination has been identified, or the extent and magnitude of soil and groundwater contamination is defined and remedial activities are controlling further migration of the identified pollutant. It also includes those cases for which groundwater contaminant migration is not applicable. Cases Where Groundwater Contamination Is Not Controlled: An unacceptable migration of pollutants to surface water or groundwater or future risk to other sensitive receptors is determined to be present. Cases Pending Determination: Include cases for which there is insufficient data to determine that groundwater contaminant migration is controlled and those cases for which no data has been entered in the databases.
  • References:
    Information on the Water Boards' Department of Defense Program
    Public Reports and Data

GLOSSARY:

Military Sites - Department of Defense Program
Decades of defense activities have degraded water quality on and around federally-owned facilities. Working with other agencies, the Regional Boards are involved with remedial investigation and cleanup actions. Agreements with the Department of Defense provide for accelerated cleanups at military bases and other Defense sites scheduled for closure and reuse. Site investigation and cleanup procedures are consistent with State laws and regulations as well as applicable provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) which guides the federal Superfund program.

Number of cleanup cases with human health exposure controlled
Means a count of all open Water Board-lead cases and Shared-lead cases where human health exposure has been evaluated as of the end of the Fiscal Year.

Active Remediation
Active remediation comprises the phase(s) of work where the actual construction or implementation of activities to accomplish cleanup at a site occurs.

Case Closure
A site cleanup qualifies to receive a "No Further Action" (closure) letter once the owner or operator meets all appropriate corrective action requirements. After this occurs, the county agency or regional board will inform the responsible party in writing that no further work is required.

Number of cleanup cases groundwater contaminant migration is under control
Means a count of all open Water Board-lead cases and Shared-lead cases where groundwater contaminant migration has been evaluated as of the end of the Fiscal Year.

( Page last updated:  10/11/16 )

 
 

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