EPA NARMPA History of Superfund Data Management "EDD" in Region 2

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EPA NARMPA History of Superfund Data Management "EDD" in Region 2

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  • 1. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program History of Superfund Data Management “EDD” in Region 2 Robert M. Alvey – Geologist ERRD/PSB- Technical Support Section
  • 2. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 1 Introduction  Hello from Region 2! – Region 2 Basics  Superfund and RPMs  ‘Data’ Management – Adapting to:  Employee turnover  Budget reductions  IT developments  History of Region 2 EDD (Case Study)
  • 3. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 2 EPA Region 2 Basics  Region 2 basics:  Serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight tribal nations  Region 2 Headquarters in lower Manhattan  Regional Administrator: Judith Enck The Program Support Branch in Region 2 includes a Technical Support Section of Geologists and Risk Assessors assigned to support all Region 2 Superfund sites
  • 4. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 3 EPA Region 2 Basics  Region 2 and Superfund:  Currently 217 NPL Superfund Sites in Region 2 • NY – 114, NJ – 86, PR- 16, VI -1  Region 2 is the “home” of Love Canal in Niagara Falls – an initial site that lead to Superfund  There are also hundreds of “State Superfund” non- NPL sites in Region 2
  • 5. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 4 Superfund and RPMs  The RPM maintains responsibility for all aspects of a Superfund site  Hydrogeologists and Risk Assessors are assigned for technical support  Superfund site activities can last for decades  RPMs and Tech Support staff don’t last forever
  • 6. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 5 Data Management  A problem: Technical, Administrative, Financial and Legal data  Storage  Accessibility  Use Paper, paper, paper, disc, disc, disc
  • 7. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 6 Data Management  Having an electronic Superfund site database of technical data increases efficiency, communications, planning, and accuracy  The EDD technical data can be stored and doesn’t take up much space  The EDD data can be accessed easily  The EDD data can be readily used NOTE: A PDF FILE IS NOT Electronic data!
  • 8. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 7 Technical Data Management Planning Field Investigation Post Field Investigation Database Population Validation Laboratory Analysis Chain of Custody Data Packages/ EDD Field Notes/ Log Books Geoanalysis/ EDD EDD Data Analysis and Reporting/ Region 2 EDD Data Usability Data Flow Chart QC External Data QC Internal Data Complying with the Region 2 EDD
  • 9. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 8 Typical Data Flow
  • 10. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 9 Region 2 Superfund EDD History  Technical Support Team 1999-2000  Recognized data management problems  Researched IT systems  Pilot program – “EQuIS” through EarthSoft  May 2002 – EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory published Innovative Technology Evaluation Report (EPA/540/R- 02/503), “EarthSoft, Inc. Environmental Quality Information System – EquIS.”  2003-2004 License and Pilot Test  Sherwin Williams Superfund Site
  • 11. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 10 Region 2 Superfund EDD History  2007-2008 EDD Expansion – GET THE DATA:  EDD submittal formats, instructions, comprehensive manuals, and software links were incorporated to an EPA web site for easy access: http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/medd.htm  The requirements for providing data to EPA in Region 2 Superfund EDD format were incorporated into the new EPA RACS contracts for all Federal Lead Superfund sites.
  • 12. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 11 Region 2 Superfund EDD History  The requirements for EDD data submittal were added to Interagency Agreements between EPA, USACE, and USGS.  The EDD requirements for submitting data were incorporated as standard language to all PRP lead Superfund orders and agreements.  Free training courses, both “on line” and at Region 2 facilities, were provided to consultants, contractors and other agencies on preparation and submittal of EDD data.  All Superfund site contractors and consultants required to submit all data collected as of 2008 in the EDD format.
  • 13. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 12 Region 2 Superfund EDD History  2009-2010: Expand and refine  CLP data automatic EDD set-up  EPA National Notable Achievement Award for Superfund Cleanup Innovation of the Year  Multi-Regional EDD work group  NYSDEC selects EQuIS for their overall EDD  2011 Groundwater Forum  EDD Fact Sheet and Appendix published  2012 Region 2 – USGS Pilot  EDD and GIS – Nassau County well data
  • 14. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 13 Region 2 Superfund EDD History  2013-2014  EarthSoft continues to update their system  CDMSmith contract with NYSDEC on their EDD  Valid Values coordination  EPA EDD database as of June 2014: • 97 EPA Sites with data submitted • Total number of monitoring wells: 7,341 • Total number of water samples analyzed: Groundwater: 38,958, Surface Water: 3,437 • Total number of soils samples analyzed: 22,812 • Total number of sediment samples analyzed: 16,301 • Total number of water level measurements: 292,382
  • 15. 23rd Annual NARPM Training Program 14 Region 2 EDD EPA Region 2 updates and shares both the Valid Values and EDD format