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Application of Field-Based Characterization Tools in the Waterfront Voluntary Setting Published 1999
Voluntary action to redevelop potentially contaminated property operates under vastly different market constraints than mandated corrective action programs. Pressures exist that impact the time scale, cost/benefit ratio, priorities, and resources that allow the action to transpire. Non-market pressures, usually in the form of regulation, also affect decisions over the course of redevelopment. Together, these forces also determine the technologies and methods used to characterize the property, as well as the media sampled. This report will investigate the reasons behind that and detail the current level of field-based characterization tool application at 115 waterfront brownfield and Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) sites.

Assessing Contractor Capabilities for Streamlined Site Investigations Published 2000
The purpose of this document is to familiarize and encourage brownfields decision makers to investigate and employ innovative methods for characterizing their sites, to assist brownfields decision makers in assessing contractors' capabilities and familiarity with these methods, and to suggest additional items for contractors to consider in conducting their activities.

Best Management Practices: Use of Systematic Project Planning Under a Triad Approach for Site Assessment and Cleanup Published 2010
This technical publication is intended for environmental practitioners engaged in the investigation, design, remediation, and closure or reuse of contaminated sites. Systematic Project Planning is a rigorous project planning process that lays a scientifically defensible foundation for proposed project activities. The bulletin discusses important considerations and contingencies that need to be addressed, and key activities to be performed during SPP at hazardous-waste sites. It guides the reader to think about SPP from early assessment, to evolving to a mature conceptual site model, to looking ahead at site re-use; and emphasizes up-front effort. Included are references where the reader can find tools and more detailed technical guidance.

Brownfields Grant Recipients' Road Map to Understanding Quality Assurance Project Plans Published 2012
The U.S. EPA prepared this publication to help recipients of an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant design and complete site assessment projects more efficiently and effectively by increasing their awareness and understanding of the importance of quality assurance (QA) in Brownfields site projects. The Road Map describes a general process for developing and using a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), while highlighting the benefits of a well-prepared QAPP and helping those responsible for the process to better understand and communicate with all parties involved.

Brownfields Road Map to Understanding Options for Site Investigation and Cleanup, Sixth Edition Published 2018
The Brownfields Road Map 6th Edition breaks down Brownfields site investigation and cleanup into an easy to understand, step-by-step process that provides valuable and up-to-date information to a wide range of Brownfields stakeholders involved in or affected by the redevelopment of Brownfields sites. It introduces readers to a range of considerations and activities, and provides links to online technical resources and tools. The Road Map also highlights ten important issues, processes and initiatives commonly encountered by Brownfields stakeholders through "spotlights." These focus areas provide a quick look at topics currently relevant to Brownfields projects and provide links to additional information.

Brownfields Technology Primer: Requesting and Evaluating Proposals That Encourage Innovative Technologies for Investigation and Cleanup Published 2001
This 57 page primer expands on the guide for assessing contractor capabilities that was previously prepared by the BF Technology Support Center. The primer emphasizes techniques for soliciting proposals that encourage contractors to use innovative technologies. It also includes tips and questions to consider when interviewing contractors to assess their capabilities in the use of innovative technologies.

Brownfields Technology Primer: Selecting and Using Phytoremediation for Site Cleanup Published 2001
This primer explains the phytoremediation process, discusses the potential advantages and considerations in selecting phytoremediation to clean up brownfields sites, and provides information on additional resources about phytoremediation.

Brownfields Technology Primer: Vapor Intrusion Considerations for Redevelopment Published 2008
This primer is designed for land revitalization stakeholders concerned about vapor intrusion, including property owners, municipalities, and real estate developers. It provides an overview of the vapor intrusion issue and how it can affect redevelopment. It also summarizes techniques for quickly and cost effectively assessing the potential for vapor intrusion, as well as techniques for mitigating it. The topics covered will familiarize stakeholders with options for addressing vapor intrusion to help them communicate with their project contractors and consultants.

Directory of Technical Assistance for Land Revitalization Published 2003
This directory includes information about the different types of support available to help with site assessment and cleanup, including technical support and funding sources.

Directory of Technology Support Services to Brownfields Localities Published 1999
This directory provides information about EPA offices, nongovernment organizations funded by EPA, and other federal agencies, that may be able to provide expertise to assist in the selection of technologies to characterize and clean up brownfields properties.

Facilitating Brownfields Transactions Using Triad and Environmental Insurance Published 2003
This article, published in the Spring 2003 Remediation journal through a collaboration between Marsh Insurance and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, describes a case example where the Triad approach managed residual uncertainty about the extent of contamination at a Brownfields redevelopment property. Triad improved confidence in the conceptual site model (CSM) so that uncertainty about the costs and effectiveness of remediation were greatly reduced. This in turn significantly lowered the cost of the cleanup cost cap insurance policy.

Grand Plaza Site Investigation Using the Triad Approach and Evaluation of Vapor Intrusion Published 2006
This document provides a detailed report about a field study conducted by EQM/URS on behalf of EPA's National Risk Management Research Laboratory to characterize the subsurface contamination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at a Brownfield commercial site. The Triad approach was implemented to characterize the extent of soil, groundwater, and soil gas contamination. These data were used to assess impact on indoor air due to vapor intrusion. Seventy-seven soil samples, twenty-eight groundwater samples, and ten soil-gas samples were collected from Geoprobe(TM) borings and analyzed on-site by USEPA Method SW-846 8265 direct sampling ion trap mass spectrometry (DSTIMS). Additional SW-8260b and TO-15 analyses were performed on approximately 10% of the samples by off-site laboratories. Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE) and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE) were detected in all media with PCE as the prevalent compound.

Initiatives to Develop Web Sites Including Information about Brownfields Properties Published 2001
This web site was created to assist in planning, designing, and operating web sites that include information about individual brownfields properties. The report is of value to parties designing or managing such sites. Their target audiences could include owners of brownfields properties, purchasers, and non-profit organizations, as well as cleanup technology vendors, and other service providers. The 'Initiatives' web site is based on a study conducted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2000.

Land Revitalization Program Tools for Communities Published 2016
EPA's Land Revitalization Team works across EPA Regions and program offices, and in partnership with other federal agencies and the private sector to support communities in their efforts to implement sustainable redevelopment strategies. This fact sheet highlights some of the tools that have resulted from the regional community-based projects undertaken with assistance from the Land Revitalization Program. These useful tools can be adapted for use in other communities.

Quality Assurance Guidance for Conducting Brownfields Site Assessments Published 1998
This guidance document servers to inform Brownfields site managers of important quality assurance concepts and issues, and provides a road map for identifying the typoe and quality environment data needed to present a clear picture of the site's environmental conditions.

A Resource for MGP Site Characterization and Remediation: Expedited Site Characterization and Source Remediation at Former Manufactured Gas Plant Sites Published 1999
This document was prepared by the USEPA to provide current information on useful approaches and tools being applied at former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites to the regulators and utilities characterizing and remediating these sites. The document outlines site management strategies and field tools for expediting site characterization at MGP sites; presents a summary of existing technologies for remediating MGP wastes in soils; provides sufficient information on the benefits, limitations, and costs of each technology, tool, or strategy for comparison and evaluation; and provides, by way of case studies, examples of the ways these tools and strategies can be implemented at MGP sites.

Reusing Potentially Contaminated Landscapes: Growing Gardens in Urban Soils Published 2011
Communities throughout the country are turning to urban agriculture and gardening as a reasonable option to increase their access to healthy, nutritious, and low-cost produce. Some of the sites that communities are using for urban gardens were previously home to industrial and commercial operations.

Rutas a Tecnologías para Investigación y Limpieza de Terrenos Contaminados Published 2002
Rutas fue creado para una amplia gama de usuarios como ayuda a partes interesadas en recuperar terrenos contaminados para facilitar su reutilización. Rutas ayuda a identificar y seleccionar tecnologías innovadoras en cada uno de los pasos de la recuperación de terrenos contaminados -- evaluación, investigación, estudio de opciones de recuperación y su diseño e implementación. Cada una de sus secciones identifica qué preguntas sueln surgir y qué información existe para ayudar a contestarlas y tomar la mejor decisión para cada sitio. Los apéndices incluyen, entre otras cosas, una lista de los contaminantes más comunes encontrados en terrenos contaminados típicos y las tecnologías cuyo uso puede resultar más apropiado, una guía detallada de los términos y un glosario de términos técnicos en español e inglés

Streamlining Site Cleanup in New York City Published 2010
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC) and the New York City (NYC) Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) have jointly prepared this document as a technical transfer resource for organizations and individuals involved in the redevelopment of contaminated properties in NYC. This joint effort, supported by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), advances the environmental cleanup goals of PlaNYC 2030, the city’s comprehensive sustainability plan. The purpose of this document is to present how Triad Approach best management practices (BMP) for site investigation and remediation advance EPA’s and NYC Mayor’s Office initiatives in the areas of community revitalization and Brownfields redevelopment.

Using the Triad Approach to Streamline Brownfields Site Assessment and Cleanup Published 2003
EPA's Brownfields Technology Support Center (BTSC) has prepared this document to provide an educational tool for site owners, project managers, and regulators to help streamline assessment and cleanup activities at brownfields sites. Strategies that reduce costs, decrease time frames, and positively affect regulatory and community acceptance also can improve the economics of redevelopment at brownfields sites. Increased attention to brownfields sites and the manner in which they are redeveloped places greater importance on the approach to site cleanup. This primer is one in a series that will address specific cleanup issues.

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