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Contact information
For information on BRRTS on the Web, contact:
Danielle Wincentsen
BRRTS File Manager
Remediation & Redevelopment
715-623-4190 (ext. 3126)

Glossary of terms used in BRRTS on the Web

These following terms are used in the Bureau for Remediation and Redevelopment Tracking System (BRRTS) on the Web (BOTW).

Actions:
Specific events during the history of the cleanup of a contaminated site.
Activity Number:
The BRRTS identification number assigned to each activity in the database. The first two digits represent the activity type, the second two digits represent the county, and the last six digits are randomly assigned by the BRRTS system.
Activity Type:
Activity type divides the data in BRRTS into separate modules, or groups of activities. Those groups include:
Abandoned Container (AC):
An abandoned container with potentially hazardous contents has been inspected and recovered. No known discharge to the environment has occurred. If the container discharged a hazardous substance, a Spills activity will be created at this location (See “Spills” below). Abandoned Container activities in BRRTS have an activity number prefix of '08'.
Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST):
A LUST site has contaminated soil and/or groundwater with petroleum, which includes toxic and cancer causing substances. However, given time, petroleum contamination naturally breaks down in the environment (biodegradation). Some LUST sites may emit potentially explosive vapors. LUST activities in BRRTS have an activity number prefix of '03'.
Environmental Repair (ERP):
ERP sites are sites other than LUSTs that have contaminated soil and/or groundwater. Examples include industrial spills (or dumping) that need long term investigation, buried containers of hazardous substances, and closed landfills that have caused contamination. The ERP module includes petroleum contamination from above-ground (but not from underground) storage tanks. ERP activities in BRRTS have an activity number prefix of '02'.
SPILLS:
A discharge of a hazardous substance that may adversely impact, or threaten to impact public health, welfare or the environment. Spills are usually cleaned up quickly. Spill activities in BRRTS have an activity number prefix of '04'.
General Property Information (GP):
This activity type consists of records of various milestones related to liability exemptions, liability clarifications, and cleanup agreements that have been approved by DNR to clarify the legal status of the property. General Property activities in BRRTS have an activity number prefix of '07'.
Liability Exemption (VPLE):
VPLEs are an elective process in which a property owner conducts an environmental investigation and cleanup of an entire property and then receives limits on future liability for that contamination under s. 292.15, Wisconsin Statutes. An individual, business or unit of government can receive the liability exemption after a completed cleanup is approved. VPLE activities in BRRTS have an activity number prefix of '06'.
No Action Required by RR Program (NAR):
There was, or may have been, a discharge to the environment and, based on the known information, DNR has determined that the responsible party does not need to undertake an investigation or cleanup in response to that discharge. NAR activities in BRRTS have an activity number prefix of '09'.
Address:
Contaminated site address, not owner address.
Co-contamination:
“Yes” means there is at least one non-petroleum contaminant at a LUST site or an aboveground petroleum tank discharge site.
Drycleaner:
Solvents from dry cleaning operations have caused contamination.
End Date:
Date of case closure. Closure means DNR has determined that a satisfactory environmental cleanup has been completed and has sent a case closure approval letter to the responsible party. However, for "No Action" status the end date generally refers to the date that DNR determined that no site investigation was required.
EPA CERCLIS ID:
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) includes sites on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), proposed for the NPL, and deleted from the NPL.
EPA NPL Site:
Included in the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.
Facility ID/FID:
Other DNR programs also use these numbers to identify a location, but not all sites in BRRTS have Facility ID numbers.
GIS Registry:
This activity is included in the on-line “GIS Registry of Closed Remediation Sites” due to residual contamination at the time of case closure approval.
Investigator:
State responder, the person who was on scene at a Spill.
PECFA Funds:
The Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award (PECFA) - a program for reimbursement of eligible response action costs associated with petroleum site cleanup.
PECFA No.:
PECFA Tracker system number – for reimbursement claims.
Project Manager:
DNR's project manager (reviewer) for the site cleanup. The person who reviews the work of private consultants that are hired to do the site investigation and cleanup.
QR Codes:
A QR Code is a type of barcode. Using a smartphone (e.g. iPhone, Droid) or other device equipped with QR reader software, you may scan these codes from a screen or printed page to download a BOTW Activity Details page URL (i.e. web address), Google Maps URL or GIS Registry Packet (PDF) document URL.
Responsible Party:
The person (legal definition, including companies) that appears to be responsible for cleaning up the contamination.
RP Contact/Agent:
The responsible party’s contact person, or the agent for the responsible party.
Petroleum Risk:
Risk applies only to petroleum discharges from underground and aboveground tank systems. High risk factors are:
  • confirmed contamination in a water supply well above a Chapter NR 140 preventive action limit,
  • confirmed free petroleum product with a thickness of .01 feet or more,
  • groundwater contamination above an NR 140 enforcement standard within 1000 feet of a well operated by a public utility,
  • groundwater contamination above an NR 140 enforcement standard within 100 feet of any other water supply well, and
  • groundwater contamination above an NR 140 enforcement standard in fractured bedrock.
Start date:
This is usually the date that DNR was notified of a discharge to the environment, or otherwise became aware of a discharge to the environment.
Status:
Open:
Spills, LUST, ERP, VPLE and Abandoned Container activities in need of clean up or where cleanup is still underway. Not applicable to activity types of "General Property" and "No Action Required by RR Program".
Conditionally Closed (CONDCLS):
Activities where cleanup actions were approved, but the site closure will not be approved pending receipt of documentation of abandonment of wells or disposal of soil. Not applicable to activity types of "General Property" and "No Action Required by RR Program".
Closed:
Activities where investigation and cleanup of the contamination has been completed and the state has approved all cleanup actions. Not applicable to activity types of "General Property" and "No Action Required by RR Program".
Historic:
Spills where cleanups may have been completed prior to 1996 and no end date is shown. Spill Activities in this category show Historic status. Please contact the regional spills coordinator if you need more information. Click here for spill coordinator contact information.
General Property:
Liability exemptions, liability clarifications, etc. to clarify the legal status of the property. The same property may include other open or closed activities, e.g. Spills, LUST, etc.
No RR Action Required:
There was, or may have been, a discharge to the environment and, based on the known information, DNR has determined that the responsible party does not need to undertake an investigation or cleanup in response to that discharge.
Removed Status:
This Activity has been deleted from the BRRTS database but is shown here for archival purposes. In most cases the Activity was originally created by mistake or discovered to be a duplicate.
Last Revised: Monday May 22 2017