On November 6, 2012, EPA published the update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket. The Agency has maintained the Docket since 1988 under Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 120(c) requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains information reported to EPA by federal facilities that manage hazardous wastes or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released. The Docket is used to identify federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public.
The newly published Docket identifies federal facilities not previously listed on the Docket and reported to EPA since the Docket was last updated on October 13, 2010. In addition to the list of additions, the notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list. The revisions in the update include 52 additions and 17 deletions, as well as 19 corrections to the Docket since the previous update. The new total number of federal facilities listed on the Docket stands at 2,334.