EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): ER_CERCLIS

Metadata Updated: March 31, 2016

This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry System (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) non-NPL sites. Superfund is a program administered by the EPA to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. Before Superfund, Americans were less aware of how dumping chemical wastes might affect public health and the environment. Hazardous wastes were often left in the open, where they seeped into the ground, flowed into rivers and lakes, and contaminated soil and groundwater. Consequently, where these practices were intensive or continuous, there were uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites. These sites include abandoned warehouses, manufacturing facilities, processing plants, and landfills. Citizen concern about the extent of this problem prompted Congress in 1980 to establish the Superfund Program to eliminate the health and environmental threats posed by hazardous waste sites. EPA administers the Superfund program in cooperation with individual states and tribal governmentsFRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to CERCLIS non-NPL facilities once the CERCLIS data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/fii/index.html.

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Dates

Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date November 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date March 31, 2016
Reference Date(s) June 22, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update monthly

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Harvested from Environmental Dataset Gateway FGDC CSDGM

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date November 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date March 31, 2016
Reference Date(s) June 22, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: These data should not be distributed. 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., Access Constraints: Data Are Restricted to Internal EPA Personnel Only
Bbox East Long 144.783
Bbox North Lat 64.997222
Bbox South Lat -14.2738
Bbox West Long -170.6855
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Frequency Of Update monthly
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Harvest Source Title Environmental Dataset Gateway FGDC CSDGM
Licence https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Licence Url https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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