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Information Management

Information Management

 

Overview

 

NAVFAC relies on information management systems to manage, track, and report on the progress made by the Environmental Restoration Program (ERP). 

Jump to Resources to access Policies & Guidance, Publications, Related Sites, and Tools

 

Process

 

NAVFAC’s information management systems track ERP progress, manage site-specific data and documents, and forecast project budgets and schedules. These systems work together to ensure that ERP can adequately and efficiently store, access, track, and report its data. They serve as the authoritative source of information for the work accomplished, as well as documenting future needs and funding required to accomplish programmatic goals.    

Naval Installation Restoration Information Solution (NIRIS)

NIRIS is a centralized information management system to store, manage, analyze, and visualize Department of the Navy (DON) ERP data. NIRIS includes sampling and analytical results, munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) data, radiological data, land use control (LUC) inspection records, spatial data, and more. All ERP analytical data are required to be submitted to NIRIS following the Naval Environmental Data Deliverable (NEDD) standard. Various tools are available within NIRIS for Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) to query and track site data and to support overall project management. NIRIS also provides the capability to manage CERCLA Administrative Record (AR) files and other site files required for archiving documents. The NIRIS Document Review Tool was designed to streamline the process of submitting documents for internal review per Navy’s Quality Document Review (QDR) and other applicable policies. The required steps to request access to NIRIS can be found in the NIRIS Access Quick Reference Guide.

Administrative Record

Legal and regulatory requirements under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) include the establishment, documentation and management of CERCLA AR Files, Post-Decision Files (PF), Site Files (SF), and Information Repositories. The AR file for each ERP site includes key documents that form the basis for the selection of response actions and supports public participation via document review and comments. The NAVFAC Environmental Restoration Program Recordkeeping Manual provides information about documenting CERCLA cleanup efforts. The online AR files can be accessed here for ERP sites at active installations and here for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) sites nationwide. 

Normalization of Data (NORM)

NORM was established to provide financial transparency in reporting metrics and schedules to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Congress. NORM is a web-based computer system that performs environmental site registration, cradle-to-grave tracking, relative risk ranking, cost-estimating, budgeting, and reporting functions for the DON ERP. NORM integrates and centrally maintains the information necessary to manage the program including site and activity data, site risk ranking and prioritization, and site costs. Through NORM, individual budget requirements for each ERP site are incorporated into the overall Field Engineering Command (FEC) program budget and ultimately into the total NAVFAC budget. Access to NORM is limited to DON personnel working on ERP sites.

Audit Readiness

DON ERP financial reporting is based on cost-to-complete (CTC) estimates for each ERP site as developed by DON RPMs and documented in NORM. CTC estimates must be retrievable and defensible to comply with existing legislation and to provide assurance to the public that an accurate picture is being presented in financial statements. NAVFAC must produce ERP financial information on a timely basis to facilitate annual financial reporting requirements to DON, Department of Defense (DoD), and Congress. Audits of DON ERP continue periodically and require that CTC estimates and supporting documentation be complete, accurate, properly referenced, and retrievable.

For more information, Chapter 15 of the DON Environmental Restoration Program Manual summarizes records, reporting, and information management systems.

Resources

 

Topics

Title and Description

ERP Manual

DON Environmental Restoration Program Manual: Chapter 15 Records, Reporting, and Information Management (February 2018)

Summarizes NAVFAC’s information management systems to manage, track, and report on ERP progress.

Document Review

NAVFAC ER,N Program Directive for Quality Document Review (QDR) of DON Installation Restoration Program (IRP) Sites (June 2018)

Summarizes the process for obtaining the required internal reviews of key decision-making documents.

Recordkeeping

Environmental Restoration Program Recordkeeping Guidance (September 2009)

Provides guidance on the creation and maintenance of records under the ERP.

NIRIS

BRAC Program Management Office Policy for BRAC Program Implementation of the Naval Installation Restoration Information Solution (NIRIS) (May 2008)

Establishes the use of NIRIS for consistently managing and maintaining ERP AR and other file types for BRAC sites.

NIRIS

NAVFAC Instruction 4715.1 Environmental Restoration Program Implementation of the Naval Installation Restoration Information Solution (NIRIS) (April 2008)

Establishes the use of NIRIS for consistently managing and maintaining ERP AR and other file types for ERP sites.

Topics

Title and Description

AR File, Recordkeeping

NAVFAC Environmental Restoration Program Recordkeeping Manual

Provides information about compiling, documenting, managing and maintaining CERCLA AR files and other file types.

NIRIS

NIRIS Access Quick Reference Guide (May 2017)

Provides the steps involved in requesting access to NIRIS.

Topics

Title and Description

Administrative Record

 

Online Administrative Record Files for Active Installations (Click on Map to Locate Site)

View the AR file, which is the collection of documents that forms the basis for the selection of a specific cleanup response at a site. This map is for active installations under the Environmental Restoration, Navy (ER,N) Program. Find the AR link within the individual installation profile.

Administrative Record

BRAC 

Online Administrative Record Files for BRAC Installations (Click on Map to Locate Site)

View the AR file, which is the collection of documents that forms the basis for the selection of a specific cleanup response at a site. This map is for closed installations under the BRAC Program. Find the AR link within the individual installation profile.

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