Performance-based contracting (PBC) is frequently used for implementing environmental cleanup work at federal facilities under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP). The Federal Facilities Subcommittee drafted the position paper to identify challenges States continue to face and provides ASTSWMO positions and recommendations for improving the PBC process. The paper also includes a checklist to assist all parties involved in the development and implementation of PBC at federal facility cleanups. This document updates and replaces ASTSWMO’s March 2017 position on PBC at federal facilities with additional examples of challenges and recognizes the U.S. Air Force for utilizing the ASTSWMO PBC checklist as a template in its contracting process.
The Department of Defense (DoD) developed the advanced geophysical classification (AGC) for munitions response to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of munitions cleanup. This position paper summarizes the development and implementation of the AGC technology, outreach, training, and guidance activities, and provides ASTSWMO positions and recommendations on its acceptance at federal facility cleanups. This document updates and replaces ASTSWMO’s January 2017 position on AGC with revisions to definitions and the addition of new references.
ASTSWMO’s Remediation & Reuse Focus Group examined State involvement in response actions taken at federal facility cleanups by civilian federal agencies (CFAs) under the authority of Executive Order 12580. CFAs include any federal government agency except for the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. In preparing the report, ASTSWMO requested information from all State federal facility programs and reviewed current policies, guidance documents and studies from federal agencies and other sources. The report includes a short introduction to CERCLA, SARA, and Executive Order 12580, a summary of current environmental liabilities for CFAs in the United States, and an assessment of challenges and suggested improvements to implementing CERCLA at federal facility cleanups managed by CFAs.
Federal landholding agencies are required to comply with several environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders applicable to the acceptance and disposal of federal real property. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Real Property Utilization and Disposal works with all federal landholding agencies to promote sound real property asset management. GSA supports federal landholding agencies seeking to divest of unneeded real estate and works closely with them to develop strategies to comply with requisite environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders.
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of GSA’s role in ensuring compliance with applicable environmental requirements during the transfer and disposal of federal properties. Ralph Conner, Director of Real Property Utilization, and Lee Anne Galanes, Lead Realty Specialist, will focus their presentation on CERCLA Section 120(h)(3) requirements including its coordination with State and Federal government agencies during property disposals and the implementation of remedies including land use controls. Following GSA’s presentation, ASTSWMO will moderate a question and answer session for participants.
For additional information on GSA’s Environmental Framework visit: https://disposal.gsa.gov/s/environmentalinfo
In today’s age it is important to show our project successes and use technology and visual displays to help demonstrate the great work. This joint webinar from the CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee and the Federal Facilities Subcommittee will focus on how technology can tell a story and will showcase three examples from Idaho, Kentucky and Missouri. These case studies will focus on use of technologies and visual applications like unmanned aerial vehicles, Geographic Information System Mapping functionality, and story maps.
ASTSWMO members identified a number of issues in this paper that are current priorities for State federal facility programs. For each of the issues, ASTSWMO briefly summarizes the issues, describes current challenges identified by our membership, and offers recommendations for States and federal agencies. Additional information about the issues, including federal and State guidance and policies, previous ASTSWMO research projects, and fact sheets, are provided in the References section. ASTSWMO encourages its membership to utilize these informational resources to further inform and improve its work with federal facilities.
The goal of the five-year review is to evaluate the implementation and performance of the selected remedy and to ensure that the remedy chosen for a site remains protective of human health and the environment. As more federal facility cleanups reach Records of Decision there will be an increase in five-year reviews documents in the coming years. This paper highlights States’ involvement with five-year reviews at federal facility cleanups and steps States can take to ensure their comments and recommendations are addressed.