Risk Management Methodology (RMM) State-EPA Training

ASTSWMO-EPA Webinar on conducting baseline risk assessments on munitions response sites using the Department of Defense’s Risk Management Methodology (RMM). During this training State and EPA regulators will review the unique challenges of munitions response, examine the RMM model framework, and present case studies on RMM implementation.

2024 ASTSWMO Geophysical Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about how military contractors find and clear unexploded ordnance (UXO) from former live-fire ranges? Would you like to learn more about the latest technologies being used to detect munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and how data from those technologies are being used to streamline the process of identifying and clearing areas of concern? On Thursday, February 8th ASTSWMO and the Army Corps of Engineers will host a webinar on Geophysical Munition detection technologies. The training will be presented by Army Corps of Engineers subject matter expert John Jackson. This training will cover the framework, methodologies, and technology used to evaluate a munitions site and conduct a comprehensive cleanup. The training will also cover an overview of the DoD Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program (DAGCAP) and pertinent quality considerations that can affect projects. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the webinar which will include input from State regulators experienced in oversight of munitions response sites. If you have any current questions about the webinar, please submit them in the question box in the registration form. The webinar covers the following categories: • Geo 101 • QA/QC • DAGCAP • Lessons Learned/Standard Limitations Overcome • Underwater Scenarios • Q&A Section We look forward to your attendance and participation, thank you!

ASTSWMO Webinar on RCRA-CERCLA Integration

ASTSWMO’s State Federal Coordination Focus Group hosted a webinar on CERCLA/RCRA integration at federal facilities. This webinar is a two-hour session which aims to build upon the current CERCLA/RCRA integration course offered by the EPA on CLU-IN. The webinar is broken into four sections designed to educate Waste Management officials at varying levels of experience. The topics cover: – Creation RCRA & CERCLA – RCRA vs. CERCLA: Legal Framework Breakdown – State Perspective on RCRA/CERCLA Integration – Question and Answer Session

The following webinar presents EPA OECA’s position on RCRA/CERCLA Integration.

View Presentation


Identifying and Considering ARARs at Federal Facility Cleanups

The Federal Facilities Subcommittee’s Remediation & Reuse Focus Group developed this paper to address the ASTSWMO members’ concerns with the identification of and federal agency acceptance of State applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs) in CERCLA federal facility cleanups. The Focus Group reviewed statutory requirements and policies, guidance, and decisions documents from EPA and other federal agencies to summarize when and how State ARARs are identified throughout the CERCLA process for both removal and remedial actions. The paper also includes a resource table and flow chart for identifying, considering, and selecting ARARs, short case summaries and site examples, recommendations, and a list of resources to assist States.

2022 ASTSWMO Position on Performance-Based Contracting at Federal Facilities

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.

2022 ASTSWMO Position on Advanced Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response

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.

2021 ASTSWMO Annual Meeting Presentations


State Coordination with Civilian Federal Agencies

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.

2021 ASTSWMO Mid-Year Webinar Recordings