“Geotracker” is the State Board’s Internet-accessible database system used by the State Board, regional boards, and local agencies to track and archive compliance data from authorized or unauthorized discharges of waste to land, or unauthorized releases of hazardous substances from underground storage tanks. This system consists of a relational database, on-line compliance reporting features, a geographical information system (GIS) interface and other features that are utilized by the State Board, regional boards, local agencies, regulated industry and the public to input, manage, or access compliance and regulatory tracking data. Geotracker was initially known as the Geographical Environmental Information Management System (GEIMS) database.
GeoTracker was initially developed in 2000 pursuant to a mandate by the California State Legislature (AB 592, SB 1189) to investigate the feasibility of establishing a statewide GIS for LUST sites. In its pilot phase, Geotracker assembled public drinking water well and LUST data from two study areas, Santa Clara and Santa Monica. Now, Geotracker includes data for non-UST cleanup cases in addition to LUST cases. This makes it an important resource to both regulators and the public.
All of the information formerly contained in the LUSTIS database now resides in the Geotracker database
GeoTracker is an online database that (1) provides access to statewide environmental data and (2) tracks regulatory data for the following types of sites:
- Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) cleanup sites
- Cleanup Program Sites (CPS, also known as Site Cleanups [SC] and formerly known as Spills, Leaks, Investigations, and Cleanups [SLIC] sites)
- Military sites (including Military UST sites, Military Privatized sites, and Military Cleanup sites [formerly known as Department of Defense (DOD) non-UST])
- Land Disposal sites (Landfills, Surface Impoundments, Waste Piles, Land Treatment Units, Mining Units)
- Permitted Underground Storage Tank (UST) facilities (Note: Permitted UST information is now being maintained by California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) (http://cers.calepa.ca.gov/); information in GeoTracker related to Permitted USTs is no longer current)
- Composting Operations
- Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) sites
- Confined Animal / Concentrated Animal Feed Lots facilities
- Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) sites
- Oil and Gas Monitoring sites (Aquifer Exemption, Produced Water Ponds, Underground Injection Control, Well Stimulation Projects)
The tools built into Geotracker can quickly identify and display the number of public drinking water wells within various distances of LUFT sites. Due to the security concerns, these tools are not currently available to the public. Further, a set of on-line tools allows the user to integrate well specific and contaminant site specific information and facilitates the analysis of various aspects of vulnerability. In other words, Geotracker gives users the ability to assess potential threats to drinking water sources.
Geotracker Help Desk