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Advancing Environmental Solutions . How states and DOD work together to bring innovative solutions to the nation’s environmental challenges . Presented by Shannon Cunniff Director, Chemical and Material Risk Management, ODUSD(Installations & Environment

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advancing environmental solutions

Advancing Environmental Solutions

How states and DOD work together to bring innovative solutions to the nation’s environmental challenges

Presented by Shannon Cunniff

Director, Chemical and Material Risk Management, ODUSD(Installations & Environment

September 21, 2009 ECOS Annual Fall Meeting

what itrc does
What ITRC Does

ITRC uses a proven, cost-effective approach to develop guidance documents andtraining

Conduct Training

Implement Solutions

Develop Products

Select Projects

FormTeams

90 documents

50 training courses

geographic distribution of state membership
Geographic Distribution of State Membership

1-2 members

80% of states have 2 or more members

10-17 members

5-9 members

3-4 members

0 members

itrc topics near and dear to dod
ITRC Topics Near and Dear to DoD

New clean up processes and approaches

Emerging contaminants (e.g., perchlorate)

Munitions and Explosives of Concern (e.g., UXO)

Vapor intrusion

Small arms firing ranges

Green and sustainable remediation

Multi-increment sampling

Contaminated sediments

Remedial process optimization

Risk assessment

training
Training

6 months

50 courses in 10 years!

success stories
Success Stories
  • 32 states report use of ITRC’s Vapor Intrusion guidance document in at least one of the following ways:
      • As a basis to develop state guidance;
      • As a reference within state guidance;
      • As a go to resource for state staff and consultants/contractors;
      • As a tool to directly assist with site activities

“Maine had its own guidance for vapor intrusion investigation, but since participating in ITRC will likely adopt the ITRC tech-reg as the default.” – Fred Lavallee, ME

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Success Stories
  • Lackland Air Force Base – Texas
    • Saved $1.5M by using ITRC’s document “Characterization and Remediation of Soils at Closed Small Arms Firing Ranges” to remediate lead contaminated soil at a closed skeet range
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Success Stories

Seneca Army Depot – New York

  • Site manager used ITRC’s Permeable Reactive Barrier documents to develop the state remediation application and workplan
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Success Stories
  • ITRC’s documents on Remedial Process Optimization (RPO) have saved time and money at numerous DOD facilities (avg. savings of $1 million per site optimized)
  • ITRC-trained state regulators have participated on over 20 RPO reviews at DOD facilities in the past few years
  • Examples: Altus, Andersen, Tyndall, Kelly, KI Sawyer, Pease, Myrtle Beach, McGuire, MMR
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Success Stories
  • Altus Air Force Base – Oklahoma
    • Site cleanup had stalled for nearly 8 years due to disagreements between the Air Force, OK Department of Environmental Quality, and U.S. EPA Region 6
    • Project managers from all three organizations used ITRC’s Remedial Process Optimization documents and training on exit strategies to co-develop and agree upon remedial objectives
    • An agreed upon remedial strategy was implemented in December 2007, with a stated time savings of 5 years
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Success Stories
  • Former Rocky Mountain Arsenal – Colorado
    • ITRC’s UXO documents and training courses were used by the state of CO to improve understanding of munitions response projects
  • Vance Air Force Base – Oklahoma
    • In 2008, the state of OK and Air Force staff used the ITRC document “Characterization and Remediation of Soils at Closed Small Arms Firing Ranges” for clean up of former skeet and trap ranges
itrc represents
ITRC Represents…..

Cutting

approval time

Slashing

environmental costs

Finding

better solutions

Streamlining

regulatory processes

Paving

the way for new technologies

www.itrcweb.org

questions discussion

Questions & Discussion

Shannon Cunniff

Director, ODUSD(I&E)/CMRMD

(703) 604-1529

[email protected]

DOD ITRC Lead:

Dave Asiello 703 604-1874

[email protected]

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