Common Types of Site Information

Common Types of Site Information
How Used in the PHA Process
Site name and address
  • Company facility name
  • Physical street address
Identify relationship of site to entities such as towns and cities
Geographic location
  • Floodplains
  • Locations of major surface water bodies
Understand climatic and geologic conditions
Site boundaries Fenced areas Delineate on- and off-site areas
Location of site within the community Map showing distance from site to closest residence or potential future residence Help identify population potentially affected by the site
Visual representations of the site (health assessors should determine the available GIS layers to visually represent the site)
  • Site plans
  • USGS maps
  • Aerial photographs
  • Satellite images
  • Indicate the size of operations
  • Show possible extent of surface contamination
  • Identify conduits for and barriers to potential contaminant transport
  • Pinpoint land use near the site (distances to populations, schools, hospitals, and tribal lands)
Physical hazards
  • Stacked drums
  • Accessible chemical products
  • Unexploded ordnance
  • Dams
  • Dikes
  • Unsafe structure
Help identify hazards that may represent a public health concern
Contact Information
  • Site representatives
  • Local, state, tribal, and federal officials involved with site activities
  • Community members
Reach out for detailed site information that may not otherwise be available (e.g., in published reports)
Page last reviewed: August 4, 2022