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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLIS), Version 2Entry ID: EPA0163
Abstract: The "Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability
Information System, Version 2 (CERCLIS)" supports Environmental Protection
Agency (USEPA) Headquarters and regions for the management and oversight of the
Superfund program. It has two purposes: maintain an automated inventory of
abandoned, inactive, or uncontrolled hazardous waste ... sites; and, act as a
vehicle for regions to report status of major stages of site cleanup. A hotline
will support CERCLIS operations at headquarters and regional program offices.
The system provides a decentralized national system where each region controls
and enters its respective data on regional systems.
CERCLIS contains one entry for each hazardous waste disposal or spill site that
has either been listed by the USEPA on the National Priorities List (NPL) for
cleanup under Superfund or nominated for consideration for the NPL. More than
38,000 sites across the United States were covered by the database at the last
update. The CERCLIS database is updated on a quarterly basis by the USEPA.
Data Set Citation
Online Resource: http://www.epa.gov/region4/r4data/cerclis/index.htm
Access Constraints CERCLIS is available on EPA's mainframe for EPA staff only. Magnetic tape
versions of all non-enforcement-sensitive information in the database are
available quarterly from the National Technical Information Service at
800-553-6847 or 703-487-4650.
Hardware Required: IBM ES/9000, IBM PC Stand alone
Software Required: SYSTEM 2000, COBOL, SAS, FOCUS or CISS
Distribution Media: Magnetic tape, online
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Emergency and Remedial Response 401 M Street, S.W.\5201G
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
(CIESIN). January 1995. Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Information System/CERCLIS [online].
University Center, MI : CIESIN. GuideInfo [URL]:
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-08