The proper collection, analysis, and documentation of a historical records review for a munitions response (MR) provide the basis for the MR site investigation and remediation process. Because the historical review is the first step in evaluating hazards resulting from military activities at project sites, national, state, and local interest has increasingly focused on this review. Since historical evaluations can vary greatly from site to site, regulators must understand the various processes involved in preparing a historical review to evaluate the adequacy of one performed on a project site.
This training introduces state regulators, environmental consultants, site owners, and community stakeholders to the ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance Document: Munitions Response Historical Record Review (MRHRR) (UXO-2, November 2003), created by ITRC’s UXO Team. It assists reviewers in assessing the adequacy of an MRHRR review of property potentially impacted by the use of military munitions. The course teaches the purpose, content, and terminology of munitions historical research; provides a uniform technical approach and useful tools for reviewing an MRHRR document independent of regulatory framework or authorities; and communicates state regulator expectations to those initiating, planning, and executing an MRHRR document.