Accession Number:

ADA355126

Title:

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP: DoD's Implementation of the Relative Risk Site Evaluation Process.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

DOD adopted the relative risk site evaluation process in 1994 to address inconsistencies in the evaluation methods it used to prioritize contaminated sites. The process is intended to provide defense components with a common methodology for assigning high, medium, and low relative risk categorizations at each potentially contaminated site on the basis of evaluations of water, soil, and sediments for their contamination levels the likelihood of contaminant migration and the presence of potential receptors such as humans, plants, and animals. In addition, DODs relative risk site evaluation guidance requires that sites lacking sufficient information for a relative risk site evaluation be given a not evaluated designation, and provides that certain other sites do not require evaluation. Not evaluated sites, sites that do not require evaluation, and sites with risk characterizations are reported in the Defense Environmental Restoration Program annual reports and budget justification exhibits provided to Congress.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE