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Main Title Superfund Public Information System (SPIS) June 1998 (on CD-ROM).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher Jun 98
Year Published 1998
Stock Number PB98-502354
Additional Subjects Data file ; Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Site characterization ; Pollution control ; Public relations ; Public information ; Information dissemination ; Communities ; Remedial action ; Waste management ; Site surveys ; Standards compliance ; Program management ; Data bases ; CD-ROM ; Records of Decision ; Explanation of Significant Difference ; NPL(National Priorities List) ; NFRAP(No Further Remedial Action Planned) ; CERCLIS(Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Information System)
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NTIS  PB98-502354 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/18/1999
Collation 1 CD-ROM
Abstract
The Superfund Public Information System (SPIS) on CD-ROM contains Superfund data for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Superfund data is a collection of four databases, CERCLIS, Archive (NFRAP), RODS, and NPL Sites. Descriptions of these databases and CD contents are listed below. The FolioViews browse and retrieval engine is used as a graphical interface to the data. Users can access simple queries and can do complex searching on key words or fields. In addition, context sensitive help, a Superfund process overview, and an integrated data dictionary are available. RODS is the Records Of Decision System. RODS is used to track site clean-ups under the Superfund program to justify the type of treatment chosen at each site. RODS contains information on technology justification, site history, community participation, enforcement activities, site characteristics, scope and role of response action, and remedy. Explanation of Significant Differences (ESDs) are also available on the CD. CERCLIS is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System. It is the official repository for all Superfund site and incident data. It contains comprehensive information on hazardous waste sites, site inspections, preliminary assessments, and remedial status. The system is sponsored by the EPA's Office of Emergency and Remedial Response, Information Management Center. Archive (NFRAP) consists of hazardous waste sites that have no further remedial action planned; only basic identifying information is provided for archive sites. The sites found in the Archive database were originally in the CERCLIS database, but were removed beginning in the fall of 1995. NPL sites (available online) are fact sheets that describe the location and history of Superfund sites. Included are descriptions of the most recent activities and past actions at the sites that have contributed to the contamination. Population estimates, land usages, and nearby resources give background on the local setting surrounding a site.