|The Bureau's Project Tracking (PT) Database|
The Bureau's Project Tracking (PT) Database was developed as a tool for case officers to track their various projects. The Bureau has made this available to the general public as a source for finding and checking the status of remedial sites. The database includes both Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) cases as well as Corrective Action (non-regulated) sites. The following questions and answers were developed in an effort to assist the public in interpretation of the data:
Is there a way to tell a "LUST case" from a "Corrective Action case" in the data?
Not really. Since the database was developed as a tool for Bureau case officers it views all remediation cases without differentiation. In general, facilities which have federally regulated tanks (UST) will be assigned a facility identification number begining with a numeric (e.g., 1 through 9). Facilities/sites which have no federally regulated USTs will be assigned an "alpha" facility ID (e.g., A through I). The problem occurs that a regulated facility (UST site) may have non-LUST remedial activities. For example, a service station in the northern part of the state may have three regulated USTs but may also use heating oil to heat the building. In this case the clean-up of the heating oil release would be a remedial activity under the regulated facility ID (i.e., 1-000000, etc.) but IS NOT A LUST ACTIVITY.
How can I find out more information than is available on-line about a particular clean-up?
Most of the data relating to cases is still in written format in the hard copy files. For more detailed information contact the case officer directly or make an appointment to view the files in either the Carson City or Las Vegas offices.
How often is the actual data updated within the database?
The data in the database may be updated as often as daily depending on when an individual case officer inputs information.
Is the data available in a format I can manipulate in my own database?
Yes. The PT Data is available in htmll format which can be imported into a variaty of database programs. This data is only downloaded quarterly.