The DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) establish long-term surveillance and maintenance (LTS&M) requirements for remediated Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) sites based on site cleanup conditions. DOE works with the local communities to explore a range of beneficial site uses that maintain public and environmental protectiveness.
If a site poses no risk to human health and the environment under any future use scenario, then, the site is released for unrestricted use and no ongoing surveillance is required. LM responsibilities consist of preserving site records and responding to requests for information.
Sometimes contaminated material is still present after remediation. For example, site groundwater may still have residual contamination or contamination may be left in inaccessible soils, such as beneath roadways or railroad tracks. For these sites, LTS&M requirements might consist of environmental monitoring, inspections, or active management of institutional controls. These requirements are established in an LTS&M plan.
LTS&M requirements for each LM FUSRAP site are presented on individual site pages.