UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
                                WASHINGTON, D.C. 20460
                                      JUI 28  2005
                                                                            OFFICE OF
                                                                      SOLID WASTE AND EMERGENCY
                                                                            RESPONSE
                                                      OSWER Directive #9272.0-19
MEMORANDUM
SUBJECT

FROM:
TO:
             Pre-Remedial Summary Guides for Federal Facilities

             Michael B. Cook, Direct
             Office of Superfund
             Office of Solid Waste, aru^Emergency Response

                    . WooIfoi'Q, Director
              ederal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office
             Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Resonse
             David J, Kling, Directoi|
             Federal Facilities Enforcement Office
             Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

             Director, Office of Site Remediation and Restoration, Region 1
             Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, Region 2
             Director, Hazardous Site Cleanup Division, Region 3
             Director, Waste Management Division, Region 4
             Director, Superfttnd Division, Regions 5, 6, 7, 9
             Director, Office of Ecosystems Protection and Remediation, Region 8
             Director, Office of Environmental Cleanup, Region 10
       This memorandum transmits the final Federal Facilities Remedial Preliminary
Assessment (PA) Summary Guide (PA Summary Guide) and the final Federal Facilities
Remedial Site Investigation (SI) Summary Guide (SI Summary Guide). EPA has produced these
Guides to aid its Regions and help other Federal Agencies improve the quality of PAs and Sis.

       Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and
Liability Act (CERCLA) requires EPA to establish the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste
Compliance Docket (Docket), The Docket contains certain information about facilities that are
owned and/or operated by the federal government and that manage hazardous waste or from
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which hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants have been, or may be, released.
CERCLA goes on to require that a PA, and as necessary, a SI, must be conducted for each
facility listed on the Docket by the responsible federal agency.  Information from the PA and/oi
SI is then documented in a report that is reviewed by EPA Regions. These reports provide
information for EPA to consider when evaluating the facility for potential listing on the
Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

       In the past, EPA Regions have sometimes received incomplete or poor quality Federal
facility PA and SI reports, thereby hindering EPA's evaluation. Federal Agencies have indicated
that EPA's existing PA and SI Guidance documents are too voluminous and confusing, causing
significant delays and sometime inadequate reports.

       hi order to help the Regions and improve the overall quality of Federal Agency-lead PAs
and Sis, a workgroup of EPA regional and headquarters staff, led by Helen Shannon (Region 2),
developed the attached Summary Guides. We greatly appreciate their work on both of the
subject guides.

       The Remedial PA Guide summarizes the information needed to conduct  a PA. It also
refers the user to places  to obtain needed information. We hope that the Remedial PA Guide will
help other Federal agencies improve their PAs by clearly explaining what information is needed
and indicating how to obtain or collect that information. Likewise, the Remedial SI Guide
summarizes the information needed to conduct a SI. These Guides extract key information from
the existing Guidance for Performing Preliminary Assessments under CERCLA, 1991 and
Guidance for Performing Site Inspections Under CERCLA, 1992, These Federal Facility Guides
do not supersede these existing guidances.

       These Guides will be distributed to other Federal Agencies. EPA staff are requested to
also provide these guides to their Federal Agency counterparts to assist in conducting sufficient
PAs and Sis.

       If you have any questions about the Guides,  please contact your EPA Regional Docket
Coordinator (see attached list). For questions related to data quality or quality assurance please
contact Mike Carter in FFRRO at 703-603-0046 or carter.mike@epa.gov.

Attachments

cc:    EPA Regional Docket Coordinators
       Renee Wynn, FFRRO
       Joshua Barber, FFRRO
       Joan Fisk, OSRTI
       Elizabeth Southerland, OSRTI
       Greg Snyder, FFEO
       Federal Facilities Leadership Council

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   FEDERAL AGENCY HAZARDOUS WASTE COMPLIANCE DOCKET
                    REGIONAL COORDINATORS
Gerardo Millan-Ramos (HBS)
US EPA Region 1
#1 Congress St., Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02114-2023
(617)918-1377
Fax (617) 918-1291

Helen Shannon (ERRD)
US EPA Region 2
290 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866
(212) 637-4260
Fax (212) 637-3256

Alida Karas (ERRD)
US EPA Region 2
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007-1866
(212) 637-4276
Fax (212) 637-3256

Cesar Lee (3HS50)
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215)814-3205
Fax (215) 814-3205

Gena Townsend (4WD-FFB)
US EPA Region 4
61 Forsyth St., SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 562-8538
Fax (404) 562-8518

Laura Ripley (SE-5 J)
US EPA Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312)886-6040
Fax (312) 886-6741
Philip Ofosu (6SF-RA)
US EPA Region 6
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
(214)665-3178
Fax (214) 665-7447

D. KarlaAsberry(FFSC)
US EPA Region 7
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913)551-7595
Fax (913) 551-7145

Stan Zawistowski (EPR-F)
US EPA Region 8
999 18th Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-2466
(303)312-6255
Fax (303) 312-6067

Philip Armstrong (SFD-9-1)
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 972-3098
Fax (415) 947-3520

KenMarcy(ECL-115)
US EPA Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206)553-2782
Fax (206) 553-0124

Monica Lindeman (ECL-115)
US EPA Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206)553-5113
Fax (206) 553-0124

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