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The California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year 2009-10

CLEAN UP: GROUNDWATER

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GROUP: MILITARY SITES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAM
MEASURE: CASES CLOSED
CASES OPEN
MESSAGE:   The number of military sites cases are concentrated on regions 2, 4, 5, 6, and 9.
KEY STATISTICS FOR FY 2009-10
Number of Active Cases 2,172
Number of New Cases 238
Number of Cases Closed 482

MEASUREMENTS

 

WHAT THE MEASURE IS SHOWING

A low percentage of military cases were closed during Fiscal Year 09-10 with the exception of Region 4 that closed 81% of the total number of active cases at the beguinning of the Fiscal Year. Region 2 open 75% of all cases with 177 new cases.

WHY THIS MEASURE IS IMPORTANT

Measuring the number of active cases, new cases and the number of cases closed is important because it shows the level of activity of the program and the level of resources necessary to handle the workload. It also shows the number of pending cases that need to be cleaned up. Note that the cases represented by the data do not include all cases managed by the water boards.  They only include cases with direct impacts to ground or surface waters.

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Data Source: GEOTRACKER.  Period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Extracted on August 3, 2010.
  • Unit of Measure: Number of cases.
  • Data Definitions:Active Cases: The number of cases that had an Open status as of June 30, 2010. Cases In Active Remediation: Cases with a status of Open-Remediation any time between 07/01/2009 and 06/30/2010.
  • References: More information on the Water Boards’ Department of Defense program is available at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/dept_of_defense/overview.shtml
  • Public reports and data are available at: http://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/

GLOSSARY

Military Sites - Department of Defense Program
Decades of defense activities have degraded water quality on and around federally-owned facilities. Working with other agencies, the Regional Boards are involved with remedial investigation and cleanup actions. Agreements with the Department of Defense provide for accelerated cleanups at military bases and other Defense sites scheduled for closure and reuse. Site investigation and cleanup procedures are consistent with State laws and regulations as well as applicable provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) which guides the federal Superfund program.

( Updated 9/20/11 )

 
 

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