Environmental Regulatory Agreements
Federal Facility Agreement:
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), requires a legally binding interagency agreement among agencies to establish timetables, procedures, and documentation for cleanup of federal sites on the National Priorities List (NPL). For the Oak Ridge NPL Site, this DOE, EPA, and TDEC interagency agreement is known as the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA).
The Oak Ridge NPL Site covers the areas where contamination exists associated with the Federal operations in Oak Ridge that pose a risk to the environment and/or human health. The FFA governs removal actions, interim cleanup actions, and final cleanup activities. It helps ensure that the environmental impacts associated with past activities are thoroughly investigated and the Department of Energy takes appropriate CERCLA actions and controls to protect human health and the environment.
Site Treatment Plan:
The Department of Energy (DOE) prepared the Oak Ridge Site Treatment Plan (STP) for developing treatment capacities and technologies at Oak Ridge to address generated and stored mixed waste at the Site, pursuant to Section 3021(b) of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended in the Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCA). DOE and TDEC are parties to this agreement.
The STP delineates how DOE will treat the Site’s mixed wastes or develop/modify technologies when necessary. For some waste streams, a plan and schedules for characterizing wastes for treatment, for undertaking technology assessments, and for providing the required plans and schedules for developing capacities and technologies, as appropriate, are provided.
ORR PCB Federal Facility Compliance Agreement
EPA and DOE, are the parties to this Oak Ridge Reservation Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Federal Facility Compliance Agreement, entered into pursuant to Executive Order 12088 and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This Agreement was entered into to bring Oak Ridge Reservation into compliance with TSCA for historical and operational use of PCB.
- Federal Facility Agreement for the Oak Ridge Reservation — This link allows you to view the complete FFA document.
- Appendices — Link to the FFA Appendices.
- FFA Primary Document Annotated Outlines – Link to the FFA Primary Document Annotated Outlines.
- FFA Dispute Resolution Agreements — Link to the FFA Dispute Resolution Agreements.
ORR PCB FFCA:
- ORR PCB Federal Facility Compliance Agreement — This link allows you to view the complete ORR PCB Federal Facility Compliance Agreement.
Verified Copy — if you wish to print the document or any pages within, you must first print the verified copy page, fill in the required information, and attach it to the document.
NOTE – The FFA and STP agreements are controlled documents. Changes and updates are routinely made within the provided links above. You cannot assume that a printed copy of these agreements remains current. If you desire a controlled copy of one of these agreements contact the DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, Program Support Branch at (865) 576-6387.