Records of Decision System (RODS)
Entry ID: EPA0136

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Summary
Abstract: "Records of Decision System (RODS)" was developed to track site clean-ups under
the Superfund program and to justify the type of treatment chosen at each site.
Additionally, RODS stores information on the technologies being used to clean
up sites, and justification for this use. The system is used by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and its partners, law firms, engineers,
and the general public. RODS houses information on technology justification,
site history, community participation, enforcement activities, site
characteristics, scope and role of response action, and remedy. RODS is a
menu-driven system that can be used to generate reports. EPA Regions submit to
EPA Headquarters all information housed in RODS. Data updates are ongoing as
documents are received from the EPA Regions.
Data Center: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Dissemination Media: Hard copy (agency reports), tape, and online
File Format:
Access Instructions:

RODS is available on the EPA's mainframe. Tapes of the system are available via
the Freedom of Information Act process. The National Technical Information
Service at 800-553-6847 or 703-487-4650 maintains hard copies of Records of
Decision as well as Records of Decision abstracts.

The EPA and its partners (for example, states, contractors, and grantees) must
obtain a user ID through the National Data Processing Division to access the
EPA mainframe. To obtain access to RODS, users must then contact Mike Cullen at
703-603-8730.

Hours: The EPA mainframe is available 24 hours/day,
except from 8:00 p.m. Sunday to 7:00 a.m.
Monday (EST).

Size:
Memory Requirements:
Operating System:
Hardware Required:
Software Required: BASIS
Availability Status: Purchase
Documentation Available: RODS publishes a user's manual and a
training manual.

Data Center: National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Dissemination Media: Hard copy (agency reports)
File Format:
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Size:
Memory Requirements:
Operating System:
Hardware Required:
Software Required:
Availability Status: On Request
Documentation Available: RODS publishes a user's manual and a
training manual.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 23.0  E: -65.0  W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Record of Decision System
Dataset Publisher: U. S. EPA
Online Resource: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/rods/index.htm


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CARCINOGENS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TOXIC CHEMICALS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TRACE METALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >TOXICITY LEVELS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
APPLIED SCIENCES
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
HAZARDOUS EXPOSURES
HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
IDN_NODE GSFC/USEPA
INDUSTRIAL OUTPUTS
INDUSTRY AND ENERGY
LAW
LEGAL ACTIONS
SITE CHARACTERISTICS
SITE CLEAN-UP TECHNOLOGIES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
SUPERFUND
TOXIC MATERIALS
WASTE SITES
WASTES


Originating Center
USEPA


Data Center
National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ntis.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NTIS
Phone: 703-487-4650
Phone: TELEX: 64617
Fax: 703-321-8547
Fax: 703-321-9038
Email: info at ntis.fedworld.gov
Contact Address:
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
U.S. Department of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
City: Springfield
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22161
Country: USA


Superfund, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MARGRET BROWN
Phone: 800-775-5037
Email: brown.margret at epa.gov
Contact Address:
USEPA Headquarters
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Country: USA


Personnel
MIKE CULLEN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703-603-8730
Fax: 703-603-9133
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
401 M Street, S.W.\5201G
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Country: USA


Publications/References
SOURCE REFERENCES:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). 1993. Access EPA.
Washington, DC : USEPA. URL: gopher://gopher.epa.gov

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). May 1992.
Inventory of Exposure-related Data Systems Sponsored by Federal
Agencies. Washington, DC : USEPA.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17

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