CIMC - Legal Notices

The following are Legal Notices and Disclaimers related to the data in Cleanups in My Community


Cleanup Universe

Currently, we can only show sites, facilities and properties for which EPA collects information by law, or voluntarily via grants. At present, this does not include state or locally funded cleanups. We are working with our state and local partners to expand the scope of cleanups to be accessed through Cleanups in My Community in the future. We are also working on expanding to include fuel spills and related hazardous waste locations like RCRA facilities. You can find links to additional spills, releases, and facilities at the bottom of this page. We welcome your ideas on what would be helpful to see in CIMC. In addition, data in this system is updated according to the data update schedule and may not yet reflect real changes at the locations covered here.

Appropriate Use of Data in CIMC

The information compiled on the website "Cleanups in My Community" (CIMC) is comprised of both EPA-produced and non-EPA data (e.g., data entered by Brownfields grant recipients or states). The Agency is providing this information as a public service. EPA cannot and does not vouch for the accuracy, completeness, or currency of data supplied on the CIMC website. EPA does not independently verify data entered on CIMC, and such data is made available to the public strictly for informational purposes. Data available through CIMC does not represent EPA's official position, viewpoint, or opinion, express or implied. This information cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States or third parties. EPA reserves the right to change information on CIMC at any time without public notice. We will strive to correct any errors brought to our attention, as appropriate. If you believe EPA is in possession of records that may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act, please visit EPA's FOIA Web page for information on how to file a request.

Location of ARRA locations

The placement of award locations on this map is from EPA's FRS Geospatial program and represents EPA's best estimation of recovery work locations. State-wide awards are placed at the location of the state capital. County-wide and city-wide awards are placed at the center of the county or city. For site-specific awards, a representative point within the site boundary was used. All other data comes from award recipient reported data as required by Section 1512 of the ARRA. This information cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States or third parties. EPA reserves the right to change information on CIMC at any time without public notice. We will strive to correct any errors brought to our attention, as appropriate.

Hazardous Waste Program Data

EPA maintains the RCRAInfo computer system which provides environmental data to Envirofacts for public access. The Envirofacts website is used as a single point of access to several EPA databases to obtain environmental information pertaining to activities that may affect the environment (air, water and land) and Human Health. The Agency provides this information as a public service. Much of this data have been converted from older data systems and the historical data is not always accurate. If you need verified status of the history of a facility, please contact the state directly. Data are typically entered by the states that are authorized to implement the RCRA Program. This is a service that is continually changing and under development. The Agency will make every effort to keep this site updated with current information and correct errors brought to our attention. However, EPA or the U.S. government does not guarantee or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information or data retrieved from this website.

Superfund

Be advised that the data contained in these profiles are intended solely for informational purposes use by employees of the EPA for management of the Superfund program. They are not intended for use in calculating Cost Recovery Statutes of Limitations and cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. EPA reserves the right to change these data at any time without public notice.

Tribal Lands

EPA makes no claims regarding the accuracy or precision of data concerning Indian country locations or boundaries on the EnviroFacts website. EPA has simply attempted to collect certain readily available information relating to Indian country locations. Questions concerning data should be referred to the originating program or Agency which can be identified in the Envirofacts tribal query metadata files Lower48 Tribal Areas, Alaska Reservation, Alaska Native Villages, or Alaska Native Allotments . The Indian country locations shown here are suitable only for general spatial reference and do not necessarily reflect EPA's position on any Indian country locations or boundaries or the land status of any specific location. The inclusion of Indian country information on the EnviroFacts website does not represent any final EPA action addressing Indian country locations or boundaries. This information cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States or third parties. EPA reserves the right to change information on EnviroFacts at any time without public notice.

EPA uses the US Census Bureau 2010 tribal boundary layer data when developing environmental data query responses for tribes in the lower 48 United States and Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office when developing environmental data query responses for tribes in Alaska. The tribal boundary locations identified are suitable only for general spatial reference and do not necessarily reflect EPA's position on any Indian country locations or boundaries, or the land status of any specific location. EPA seeks to use the best available national federal data and may refine the tribal boundary layer in the future as more accurate national federal data becomes available.