California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year 2018-19
CLEAN UP: GROUNDWATER
|KEY STATISTICS FOR FY 2018-19|
MEASUREMENTS - Data last updated on:
|Region||Active Cases||Inactive Cases||New Cases **||Cases Closed||Percentage
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WHAT THE MEASURE IS SHOWING
WHY THIS MEASURE IS IMPORTANT
- Data source: GEOTRACKER. Period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 .
- Unit of Measure: Number of cases.
- Data Definitions: Active Cases: The number of cases overseen by Regional Boards that had an Open status as of June 30, 2019 . Inactive Cases: Cases that have a status of inactive at June 30, 2019 . New Cases: (Releases) The number of cases that had a status of Open - Case begin date occurring any time between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 . Cases Closed: The number of cases that had a status of completed - Case closed occurring any time between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 .
The Water Boards' Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Program
Public Reports and Data
- Site Cleanup
The Site Cleanup program addresses commercial, industrial and other non-military sites with non-fuel contamination. Many of these sites are considered Brownfields because of their reuse potential. Site Cleanup Requirements generally mandate a time schedule for specific tasks that must be performed by the responsible party(ies) to investigate and clean up the site. Water Board staff oversee implementation of these tasks including investigations, corrective actions, and human health risk assessments at sites with current or historic unauthorized discharges, which have adversely affected or threaten to adversely affect waters of the state.
Procedures for site investigation and remediation are promulgated in State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. 92-49 entitled Policies and Procedures For Investigation and Cleanup and Abatement of Discharges Under Water Code Section 13304. Responsible parties conduct work in a stepwise fashion, starting with preliminary assessment, then soil and water investigation; interim remedial measures if warranted; risk assessment; setting cleanup goals; cleanup plan; cleanup implementation and monitoring. Most often, responsible parties conduct the work voluntarily, but sometimes enforcement orders are necessary to compel the work to be performed.
- Case Closure
- UST site 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 under contol
- 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.