U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)


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Technical guidance, online calculators and locators, and key background information are readily available to help decision-makers implement best management practices (BMPs) that can help minimize the environmental footprint of constructing and operating contaminated site remedies. BMP integration during early stages of cleanup, such as the remedy design phase, can help target the largest footprint contributions throughout a project's duration. Many of the resources focus on topics concerning a particular core element of green remediation.

Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office: Technologies. U.S. DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.

Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance (PDF) (12 pp, 269K). U.S. DOE Federal Energy Management Program. April 15, 2010.

Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup (PDF) (8 pp, 621K). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-F-11-006. April 2011.

Technology Deployment: Models and Tools. U.S. DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Air

Alternative Fueling Station Locator. U.S. DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.

Analysis of the Benefits of Green Remediation Best Management Practices for Local Air Quality (PDF) (14 pp, 422K). Charlene Lawson, U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response internship. December 2012.

Best Practices for Clean Diesel Construction: Successful Implementation of Equipment Specifications to Minimize Diesel Pollution (PDF) (9 pp, 1.2MB). Northeast Diesel Collaborative.

Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide (PDF) (56 pp, 1.6MB). U.S. DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-540-43672. Revised January 2009.

Clean Construction. U.S. EPA/Office of Transportation and Air Quality, National Clean Diesel Campaign.

Clean Diesel Technologies & Alternative Fuels: Fact Sheets. U.S. EPA Region 9.

fueleconomy.gov. U.S. DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and U.S. EPA/Office of Transportation & Air Quality.

Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Clean Fuel & Emission Technologies for Site Cleanup (PDF) (10 pp, 355K). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-F-10-008. August 2010.

Water

Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category. U.S. EPA Industry Effluent Guidelines/Construction and Development.

Guidelines for Water Reuse (PDF) (643 pp, 17.5MB). U.S. EPA Office of Water/Office of Wastewater Management and U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development/National Risk Management Research Laboratory. EPA/600/R-12/618. September 2012.

Implementing Instructions: Federal Agency Implementation of Water Efficiency and Management Provisions of EO 13514 (PDF) (28 pp, 688K). Council on Environmental Quality. July 10, 2013.

National Stormwater Calculator. U.S. EPA.

Reducing Stormwater Costs through Low Impact Development (LID) Strategies and Practices. U.S. EPA/Office of Water. EPA 841-F-07-006. December 2007.

Water Efficiency Manual (PDF) (150 pp, 2MB). North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. May 2009.

Land & Ecosystems

Ecological Revitalization: Turning Contaminated Properties into Community Assets (PDF) (83 pp, 4.4MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA 542-R-08-003. February 2009.

Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration: Analysis of Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration at Three Contaminated Sites Remediated and Revitalized with Soil Amendments (PDF) (56 pp, 5.2MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA-542-R-10-003. February 2011.

The Incorporation of an Ecosystem Services Assessment into the Remediation of Contaminated Sites. Sarah Slack, U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response fellowship. August 2010.

Materials & Waste

BioPreferred® Catalog. U.S. Department of Agriculture BioPreferred Program.

Coal Combustion Residuals: Beneficial Use. U.S. EPA/Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center. National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and U.S. EPA.

Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Materials and Waste Management (PDF) (4 pp, 397K). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-F-13-003. December 2013.

On the Road to Reuse: Residential Demolition Bid Specification Development Tool (PDF) (81 pp, 3.73 MB). U.S. EPA Region 5. EPA 560K13002. September 2013.

Recover Your Resources - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Construction and Demolition Materials at Land Revitalization Projects (PDF) (8 pp, 1.7MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA-560-F-08-242. April 2008.

Sustainable Facilities Tool: Green Products Compilation. General Services Administration.

Sustainable Materials Management in Site Cleanup (PDF) (12 pp, 1.3MB). U.S. EPA Technical Support Project Engineering Forum. EPA 542-F-13-001, March 2013.

Multiple Core Elements

Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities (PDF) (17 pp, 294.47K). U.S. DOE Federal Energy Management Program. November 2008.

Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers. National Institute of Building Sciences.

Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities (PDF) (49 pp, 1.2MB). U.S. DOE Federal Energy Management Program. September 2012.

Guidelines for Using Passive Samplers to Monitor Organic Contaminants at Superfund Sediment Sites (PDF) (32 pp, 1.6MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. OSWER Directive 9200.1-110 FS. December 2012.

Introduction to In Situ Bioremediation of Groundwater (PDF) (86 pp, 2.23MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA 542-R-13-018. December 2013. *New*

Life Cycle Assessment: Principles and Practice ("LCA 101"). U.S. EPA/National Risk Management Research Laboratory. EPA 600-R-06-060. May 2006.

Optimizing Site Cleanups. U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.

Reference Guide to Treatment Technologies for Mining-Influenced Water (PDF) (94 pp, 3.6MB). U.S. EPA/Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. EPA 542-R-14-001. March 2014.

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