Best Practices to Ensure State Collaboration in Superfund

The ASTSWMO Remedial Action Focus Group has prepared this document as a resource for States as they coordinate with EPA on Superfund site characterization and cleanup. In an effort to draw upon the long history of coordination between States and EPA on activities at National Priority List sites, the Remedial Action Focus Group solicited feedback from States on their experiences to develop the Best Management Practices outlined in this document.

TI Waivers Webinar

The ASTSWMO Remedial Action Focus Group will present the data that came from the research tool on Technical Impracticability (TI) waivers at National Priorities List sites. The intent of this exercise is to evaluate the criteria used to justify TI waivers and evaluate the consistency on approval of TI waivers in the various EPA regions where TI waivers have been requested since 2010. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th at 2:30 PM Eastern. Speakers: • David Bartenfelder (EPA OSRTI) • Ashley Blauvelt (RI) • Jenny Chambers (MT) • Cherona Levy (GA) • Bill O’Connell (AK) • Ed Putnam (NJ) • Mark Rickrich (OH)

Site Assessment Focus Group Toolbox

The ASTSWMO Site Assessment Focus Group have published a report that provides additional follow-up to the August 2017 publication, On Time and Under Budget, Superfund Site Assessment Program Analysis, States’ Perspective, and includes a discussion of the variations identified for these tasks; including Pre-CERCLA Screening with sampling, Preliminary Assessment with sampling, combined Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection, and Abbreviated Preliminary Assessment.

Sediment Site Recontamination Paper

ASTSWMO’s Sediments Focus Group developed this report to evaluate efforts coordinated across CERCLA and Clean Water Act authorities that were aimed at preventing sediment recontamination. The Focus Group presents several case studies of CERCLA sites that involve a component of sediment remediation through which to explore application of collaborative recommendations jointly developed by several EPA offices.

Site Assessment Program Analysis

ASTSWMO’s Site Assessment Focus Group facilitated the collection of nationally representative data about States’ use of, and recommendations for, the Site Assessment Program tools. Based on information obtained from States regarding the Site Assessment process, the Focus Group developed this report to present key findings.