D.8.2 - Environmental remediation
Environmental remediation supports the immediate and long-term activities associated with the correcting and offsetting of environmental deficiencies or imbalances, including restoration activities.
The following security categorization is recommended for the environmental remediation information type:
The confidentiality impact level is the effect of unauthorized disclosure of environmental remediation information on the immediate and long-term activities of responsible agencies with respect to correcting and offsetting environmental deficiencies or imbalances. Serious adverse effects are likely to result from 1) exposure of information that is premature and not fully checked for accuracy and that can damage public confidence in an organization targeted for remedial action, 2) unauthorized disclosure of information that is proprietary to an organization, 3) unauthorized disclosure of information concerning proposed remediation that may be used by organizations opposing particular remedial actions, and 4) disclosure of an agency's tactics for enforcing remediation that will have an adverse effect on the enforcement action. The consequences of such unauthorized disclosures may have a serious adverse effect on public confidence in the agency, have a serious adverse effect on agency operations, and place the agency at a significant disadvantage. Recommended Confidentiality Impact Level: The provisional confidentiality impact level recommended for environmental remediation information is moderate.
The integrity impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to detect the modification or destruction of information. The consequences of unauthorized modification or destruction of environmental remediation information may depend on the urgency with which the information is typically needed. Unauthorized modification or destruction of information affecting external communications (e.g., web pages, electronic mail) may adversely affect operations, public confidence in the agency, and the agency mission. Recommended Integrity Impact Level: The provisional integrity impact level recommended for environmental remediation information is low.
The availability impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to re-establish access to environmental remediation information. Except for cases of emergency bulletins necessary to correct existing threats to public safety, environmental remediation processes are usually tolerant of reasonable delays. Recommended Availability Impact Level: The provisional availability impact level recommended for environmental remediation information is low.