The Investigation and Remedy Selection Focus Group developed this assessment screening tool with the intention of helping regulators review risk assessments that do not fit typical residential or commercial/industrial scenarios. These atypical situations, selected with States feedback, include exposures from trespassing, recreating, or short-term work assignments, etc. This tool helps reviewers determine if the variables used are within reasonable ranges and what variables have the highest impact on the ultimate outcome of a risk assessment.
For this research project, the ASTSWMO Site Assessment Focus Group (FG) explored how States approached the challenges they face with Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs). The FG collected data from State staff to report what strategies were successful, and what barriers hindered assessment and progress in addressing CECs.
The ASTSWMO Board of Directors, in April 2023, approved the Position Paper supporting a permanent increase in the standard 128(a) Congressional appropriation. The paper acknowledges that the permanent increase of funding will ensure that State brownfields programs are able to provide the critical support necessary for a robust national brownfields program.
The Brownfields Focus Group located in the CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee (CaBS) has produced a technical assistance resource document for the reuse of Brownfield sites. This document provides an overview of available technical assistance opportunities including a description of each opportunity, how to access/apply for the assistance, example deliverables, and contact information for additional information. The intended audience for this document includes State Brownfield Coordinators and staff.