SPSOC Affecting Surface Water - Databases

SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CONTAMINATION AFFECTING SURFACE WATERTO BE IDENTIFIED BY DATABASES
(Outside of Critical Area)

Higher Risk

  • Chemical/Industrial Plants

  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

  • Military Facilities

  • Remediation Sites (superfund and inactive/abandoned)

  • TRI Sites (Toxics Release Inventory)

Medium Risk

  • Airports

  • Airstrips

  • Mines

  • RCRA Sites (Resource Conservation & Recovery Act)

Lower Risk

  • Cemeteries

  • Hospitals

  • Injection Wells (all classes)

  • Sand & Gravel Pits

  • Sewage Disposal Ponds (Oxidation Ponds)

  • Solid Waste Disposal Facilities (Landfills)

  • Tailings Ponds

 
Line Potential Sources of Contamination

Railroads, Pipelines, and Roads are Line Potential Sources of Contamination subject to spills and leaks.  They will be rated based on a pertinent number per square mile in the delineated area.   

Oil & Gas Wells

Oil & Gas Wells will be reported as the number of wells per square mile in both the critical and non- critical areas. 

* Other important but not quantifiable considerations at this time include natural occurrences, saltwater intrusion, silviculture, and recreational 

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