What is the RCRA Cleanup Baseline?
EPA developed the RCRA Cleanup Baseline in conjunction with the states as a result of a mandate in the Government Performance & Results Act (GPRA) (PDF) (4K, 1p, About PDF) requiring EPA to measure and track program progress toward achieving clearly defined results (see questions # 9 and 10 Environmental Indicators). There are 1,714 facilities on the RCRA Cleanup Baseline. [click here to view the RCRA Cleanup Baseline] Most of the 1,714 facilities on the baseline were identified in the early 1990’s when EPA and the States were determining which situations would benefit from early investigation and cleanup activities. Today, many of these facilities have already made considerable progress in their cleanup efforts and towards meeting the Environmental Indicators.