United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
Office of Solid Waste and
Emergency Response
Publication 9221 2-01FS
April 1991
EPA Fact Sheet
CERCLIS - WasteLAN - CleanLAN
Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
Office of Program Management (OS-220)
Quick Reference Fact Sheet
What is CERCLIS?
With the enactment of CERCL A in 1980, its amendments, SARA in 1986 and the ex tension in 1990, Congress required the EPA to collect
and report detailed information regarding the progress in the remediation of Superfund sues. CERCLIS, the Comprehensive Environmen-
tal, Response, Compensation and Liability Information System was created to record Superfund targets and accomplishments and to
support the reporting of these efforts to the Administrator, Congress and the public. CERCLIS is an essential part of EPAs management
program to monitor and measure its progress in implementing the objectives of Superfund. Without complete and accurate information,
CERCLIS and the many reports based on CERCLIS data will not fully present EPAs plans and accomplishments.
CERCLIS and its predecessor systems have been operating on the EPA mainframe computer in Research Triangle Park (RTP) since 1983
and have grown to encompass a great deal of valuable information. EPA has found that this information is not only valuable in reporting
to Congress and the public but it is also important to the regions in evaluating the status and progress of local Superfund actions
As the power of PC based systems advanced over the last few years, the Agency has made deliberate efforts to place CERCLIS data
collection and reporting systems on locally operated hardware. Data maintained in this manner gives the regions greater opportunity to
use the data for local project management needs PC based systems also afford greater access to informauon at all levels of the regional
staff WasteLAN, a regional based system, was developed to address theseconcems. Each week WasteLAN data is uploaded to CERCLIS
and financial target, budget and Advice of Allowance data is downloaded to WasteLAN. WasteLAN is also designed to be a tool for
Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) to record detailed site plans and acuons from the initial discovery though the preremedial phase, NPL
listing, remedial or removal action, and final operation and maintenance.
In addition to supporting the Superfund Program planning, budgeting and accomplishment tracking process, WasteLAN has sought to bring
together the data needs of the entire Superfund program. The technical data incorporated in WasteLAN provides an in-depth understanding
for the On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) and RPMs of what has been found and what has occured. This informauon characterizes the site,
surrounding population area, environmental habitatand treatment technologies The RPMs and OSCs can also track enforcement activiues
for specific remedial and removal events through "LINKS". LINKS provides a mechanism loconnect specific remedial and removalevents
with the resulting enforcement acuvity. This "linking" wdl help RPMs, OSCs and regional managers to more accurately plan and track
site activities, especially at multiple operable unit sites.
A series of WasteLAN reports provide RPMs, OSCs, local program management and Informauon Management Coordinators (IMCs) a
"snapshot" of regional data. The IMCs use the reports to check SCAP budgets and targets and accomplishments while the program
management and staff use reports to help manage site cleanup and track detailed site activiues. Recognizing that it is difficult to include
in WasteLAN every report an RPM, OSC or regional manager may want, Relauonal Report Writer (R&R) software has been installed with
WasteLAN and training is available through the local IMC or System Administrates' (S A). R&R is an user-friendly report writing tool for
the computer novice which can be used locally to wnte ad hoc or special request reports.
Early in the development process, Headquarters recognized the need for RPMs, OSCs and program managers to have a project schedule
and management tool. The agency adopted the Time Line project management system as its standard for project management. Timc Line
can be used to create an effecuve project plan, or model, and track the progress of this plan once it has begun. This project plan is a
comprehensive list of tasks, milestones and resources and the interrelauonship of these elements. Using Time Line, RPMs have developed
a Fund Lead and an Enforcement Lead model. RPMs can and have used these models as a basis for PRP negotiations and site acuvity
scheduling. Based on this experience, a Time Line/WasteLAN interface has been designed and is awaiung implementauon upon request
or at the direcuon of RPMs interested in this capability.
What is WasteLAN?

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What is CleanLAN?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plays a significant role in Superfund remedial design and remedial acuon activities. In order
for USACE to serve EPA needs, USACE needs project information for workload projections. Since WasteLAN was already being
developed, it was easy to spinoff a system for US ACE, and so CleanLAN was initiated. An enhancement to WasteLAN was made to allow
the regions easy access to USACE data.
CleanLAN uses the same data concepts as WasteLAN, relying on the EPA developed site, operable unit and event structure to identify
projects. CleanLAN has been installed in the Missouri River Division (MRD) and Omaha (MRO) and Kansas City (MRK) Design District
Offices. Future plans include installing CleanLAN in other District offices as the need is identified. CleanLAN only tracks theRVFS, RD
or RA events. Once it is determined that USACE will assist EPA at a site, the event is "tagged" in WasteLAN, uploaded to CERCLIS and
downloaded to CleanLAN. Along with the event, target dates and site identification information is also transferred. This does not include
any enforcement sensitive or financial data. USACE project managers review the data and incorporate the USACE activities and
associated dates into the EPA schedule. The USACE data is then transferred back to WasteLAN via CERCLIS. At that point, the EPA
RPM in the region and the USACE Project Manager in the district can each review the overall site schedule and discuss the plan of action.
Although conflicts between schedules may exists, neither Agency may change the others data. This feature should serve as an early warning
of possible scheduling conflicts. This system provides mote real-time data than was available in the past.
Summary
WasteLAN
CERCLIS, WasteLAN andCleanLAN information management systems are	53 EPA RegiOFlS l-X
an integral component of the Superfund program site planning and manage-	/flu JD\
ment structure and progress reporting. These three integrated systems /J
provide information for Superfund regional program and project /vf
management as well as reporting activities to EPA management, jyv
Congress, USACE and the public
CERCLIS

IBl	JB\
CleanLAN
MRD • MRO • MRK
How DO YOU GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
For further information, contact your local IMC or System Administrator (SA) as listed below:
Region
IMC
SA
1
Lynn Megargle (573-9618)
Flint Horton (223-5506)
II
Donna Vizian (264-6478)
Dianne Cox (264-6265)
III
Joanne McKernan (597-8182)
Regina Pope (597-9810)
IV
Charlotte Williams (347-5242)
Karen Gurley (347-5242)
V
Debra Potter (886-7576)
Don Munroe (353-2886)
VI
Jana Enders (655-6720)
Alice Berry (655-6740)
VII
Diana Bailey (551 -7717)
Mary Gerken (551-7541)
VIII
Cinna Vallejas (294-7148)
Steve Barajas (294-1152)
IX
Tom McMenamin (744-2327)
Sandy Mah (744-2325)
X
Kirk Robinson (553-2104)
Jeff Leason (553-2592)
The CERCLIS • WasteLAN • CleanLAN Help Line can provide you with copies of documentation or resolution of technical issues. The
Help Line is open from 8 30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST and can be reached at 202-252-0056.
Further information including WasteLAN, R&R or Time Line training can be obtained from EPA Headquarters from Mike Cullen (FTS-
382-2131, commercial (202) 382-2131 or E-Mail # 5407) or Maja Lee (FTS-475-8105, commercial (202) 475-8105 or E-Mail #5175),
or inquiries can be sent to the OPM FAX machine at FTS-245-3847.

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United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
Office of Solid Waste and
Emergency Response
Publication 9221 2-01FS
April 1991
«vEPA Fact Sheet
CERCLIS - WasteLAN - CleanLAN
Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
Office of Program Management (OS-220)
Quick Reference Fact Sheet
What is CERCLIS?
With the enactment of CERCLA in 1980, its amendments, SARA in 1986 and the extension in 1990, Congress required the EPA to collect
and report detailed information regarding the progress in the remediation of Superfund sites. CERCLIS, the Comprehensive Environmen-
tal, Response, Compensation and Liability Information System was created to record Superfund targets and accomplishments and to
support the reporting of these efforts to the Administrator, Congress and the public. CERCLIS is an essential part of EPAs management
program to monitor and measure its progress in implementing the objectives of Superfund Without complete and accurate information,
CERCLIS and the many reports based on CERCLIS data will not fully present EPAs plans and accomplishments.
CERCLIS and its predecessor systems have been operating on the EPA mainframe computer in Research Tnangle Park (RTP) since 1983
and have grown to encompass a great deal of valuable information. EPA has found (hat this information is not only valuable in reporting
to Congress and the public but it is also important to the regions in evaluating the status and progress of local Superfund actions
As the power of PC based systems advanced over the last few years, the Agency has made deliberate efforts to place CERCLIS data
collection and reporting systems on locally operated hardware. Data maintained in this manner gives the regions greater opportunity to
use the data for local project management needs PC based systems also afford greater access to information at all levels of the regional
staff WasteLAN, a regional based system, was developed to address these concerns. Each week WasteLAN data is uploaded to CERCLIS
and financial target, budget and Advice of Allowance data is downloaded to WasteLAN. WasteLAN is also designed to be a tool for
Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) to record detailed site plans and actions from the initial discovery though the preremedial phase, NPL
listing, remedial or removal action, and final operation and maintenance.
In addition to supporting the Superfund Program planning, budgeting and accomplishment tracking process, WasteLAN has sought tobnng
together thedata needs of the enure Superfund program. The technical data incorporated in WasteLAN provides an in-depth understanding
for the On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) and RPMs of what has been found and what has occured. This information characterizes the site,
surrounding population area, environmental habitat and treatment technologies The RPMs and OSCs can also track enforcement activities
for specific remedial and removal events through "LINKS". LINKS provides a mechanism to connect specific remedial and removal events
with the resulting enforcement acuvity. This "linking" will help RPMs, OSCs and regional managers to more accurately plan and track
site activities, especially at multiple operable unit sues.
A series of WasteLAN reports provide RPMs, OSCs, local program management and Information Management Coordinators (IMCs) a
"snapshot" of regional data. The IMCs use the reports to check SCAP budgets and targets and accomplishments while the program
management and staff use reports to help manage site cleanup and track detailed site activities. Recognizing that it is difficult to include
in WasteLAN every report an RPM, OSC or regional manager may want, Relational Report Writer (R&R) software has been installed with
WasteLAN and training is avadable through the local IMC or System Administrator (SA). R&R is an user-friendly report writing tool for
the computer novice which can be used locally to write ad hoc or special request reports.
Early in the development process, Headquarters recognized the need for RPMs, OSCs and program managers to have a project schedule
and management tool. The agency adopted the Time Line project management system as its standard for project management. Time Line
can be used to create an effective project plan, or model, and track the progress of this plan once it has begun. This project plan is a
comprehensive list of tasks, milestones and resources and the interrelationship of these elements. Using Time Line, RPMs have developed
a Fund Lead and an Enforcement Lead model. RPMs can and have used these models as a basis for PRP negotiations and site activity
scheduling Based on this experience, a Time Luie/WasteLAN interface has been designed and is awaiung implementauon upon request
or at the direction of RPMs interested in this capability.
What is WasteLAN?

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What is CleanLAN?
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (US ACE) plays a significant role in Superfund remedial design and remedial action activities. In order
for USACE to serve EPA needs, USACE needs project information for workload projections. Since WasteLAN was already bein^
developed, it was easy to spinoff a system for USACE, and so CleanLAN was initiated. An enhancement to WasteLAN was made to allow
the regions easy access to USACE data.
CleanLAN uses the same data concepts as WasteLAN, relying on the EPA developed site, operable unit and event structure to identify
projects. CleanLAN has been installed in the Missouri River Division (MRD) and Omaha (MRO) and Kansas City (MRK) Design District
Offices. Future plans include installing CleanLAN in other District offices as the need is identified. CleanLAN only tracks the RI/FS, RD
or RA events. Once it is determined that USACE will assist EPA at a site, the event is "tagged" in WasteLAN, uploaded to CERCLIS and
downloaded to CleanLAN. Along with the event, larget dates and site identification information is also transferred. This does not include
any enforcement sensitive or financial data. USACE project managers review the data and incorporate the USACE activities and
associated dates into the EPA schedule. The USACE data is then transferred back to WasteLAN via CERCLIS. At that point, the EPA
RPM in the region and the USACE Project Manager in the district can each review the overall site schedule and discuss the plan of acuon.
Although conflicts between schedules may exists, neither Agency may change the others data. This feature should serve as an early warning
of possible scheduling conflicts This system provides more real-time data than was available in the past.
Summary
CERCLIS, WasteLAN and CleanLAN information management systems are
an integral component of the Superfund program site planning and manage-
ment structure and progress reporting. These three integrated systems
provide information for Superfund regional program and project
management as well as reporting activities to EPA management,
Congress, USACE and the public.
CERCLIS
WasteLAN
EPA Regions l-X
CleanLAN
MRD • MRO* MRK
How DO YOU GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
For further information, contact your local IMC or System Administrator (S A) as listed below:
Region
IMC
SA
1
Lynn Megargle (573-9618)
Flint Horton (223-5506)
II
Donna Vizian (264-6478)
Dianne Cox (264-6265)
III
Joanne McKernan (597-8182)
Regina Pope (597-9810)
. IV
Charlotte Williams (347-5242)
Karen Gurley (347-5242)
V
Debra Potter (886-7576)
Don Munroe (353-2886)
VI
Jana Enders (655-6720)
Alice Berry (655-6740)
VII
Diana Bailey (551-7717)
Mary Gerken (551-7541)
VIII
Cinna Vallejas (294-7148)
Steve Barajas (294-1152)
IX
Tom McMenamm (744-2327)
Sandy Mah (744-2325)
X
Kirk Robinson (553-2104)
Jeff Leason (553-2592)
The CERCLIS • WasteLAN • CleanLAN Help Line can provide you with copies of documentation or resolution of technical issues. The
Help Line is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST and can be reached at 202-252-0056.
Further information including WasteLAN, R&R or Time Line training can be obtained from EPA Headquarters from Mike Cullen (FTS-
382-2131, commercial (202) 382-2131 or E-Mail # 5407) or Maja Lee (FTS-475-8105. commercial (202) 475-8105 or E-Mail #5175),
or inquiries can be sent to the OPM FAX machine at FTS-245-3847.

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