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2011 ITRC Spring Membership Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota April 6, 2011. 2011 ITRC Outlook. Christine Costopoulos, ITRC Co-Chair George Nicholas, ITRC Co-Chair. Briefing Overview. Results of Strategic Plan/Governance Update Current Work for Each Strategic Objective

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2011 itrc spring membership meeting

2011 ITRC Spring Membership Meeting

Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 6, 2011

2011 itrc outlook

2011 ITRC Outlook

Christine Costopoulos, ITRC Co-Chair

George Nicholas, ITRC Co-Chair

briefing overview
Briefing Overview
  • Results of Strategic Plan/Governance Update
  • Current Work for Each Strategic Objective
  • Board of Advisors Focus for 2011




itrc values are foundation for our work


(honesty & soundness)


(group solidarity in belief)



(superior science)


(to alter or make different)


(trying something new)


(jointly accomplishing

our purpose)


(to work together)

ITRC Values are Foundation for Our Work
itrc vision statement added
ITRC Vision Statement Added

To be the market recognized “go-to” provider for innovative environmental solutions to protect human health and the environment

itrc purpose mission reaffirmed
ITRC Purpose & Mission Reaffirmed

Our Purpose

Why we are in business

To Advance Innovative Environmental Decision-Making

Our Mission

What we seek to achieve

Develop information resources and help break down barriers to the acceptance and use of technically-sound innovative solutions to environmental challenges through an active network of diverse professionals

customers stayed consistent who we will serve
Customers Stayed ConsistentWho we will “serve”
  • State and Federal Regulators
  • Federal and Industry Site Owners
  • Environmental Consultants and Technology Vendors & Developers
  • Local Community Representatives, Local Governments, Native American Tribal Representatives

“Serve” means those groups in which the ITRC will dedicate resources, align structure & target products

strategic objectives were streamlined
Strategic ObjectivesWere Streamlined
  • Develop products that accelerate smart decision-making on remediation sites
  • Expand products and services beyond remediation to other environmental challenges
  • Broaden our membership network
  • Diversify our funding sources
changes made to governance document to align with strategic plan
Changes Made to Governance Document to Align with Strategic Plan
  • Enhanced Roles and Responsibilities of Board of Advisors as a Whole and Each Board of Advisor Member
  • Updated Roles and Responsibilities of ITRC Director and Associated ECOS Staff
  • Added IAP Program Information
  • Updated Policies & Procedures
accelerate smart decision making on remediation sites
Accelerate Smart Decision-Making on Remediation Sites

2011 New Guidance Documents & Training Courses

  • Vapor Intrusion/LNAPL - Training
  • Green & Sustainable Remediation
  • Contaminated Sediments
  • Biofuels
  • Integrated DNAPL Site Strategy
  • Permeable Reactive Barriers
  • Solidification/Stabilization
expanding products and services
Expanding Products and Services

Watershed Management

  • Models to address watershed management issues
  • Tools to determine contaminant loadings
  • Best management practices (BMP) applied in watershed implementation plans
  • Low impact development (LID) techniques and applications
  • Measure results from BMP and LID
board focus for 20111
Board Focus for 2011
  • Strategic Plan Performance Measures
  • Outreach to ECOS (i.e., new commissioners)
  • Getting Ready for Remediation Plus
  • Recruitment of New Co-Chair
  • Website Enhancements
  • Success Story Development



EXAMPLE: Strategic Objective #2:ITRC will continue to develop products that accelerate smart decision making on remediation sites.



Performance Measure #1:

Maintain Core group of Remediation Projects in ITRC Portfolio

Number of remediation projects within ITRC portfolio on annual basis

Maintain minimum of 50% remediation projects in ITRC portfolio

Performance Measure #2:

Smart Decision Making at Remediation Sites

Use of products (Guidance Documents and/or Training)

At least two success stories per project before end of implementation

outreach to ecos commissioners directors changes in 2011

Possible Change

Outreach to ECOS Commissioners/Directors Changes in 2011

Change in commissioner

No change in commissioner

getting ready for remediation plus
Getting Ready for Remediation Plus
  • Gain technical expertise beyond remediation
  • Develop and expand the ITRC’s ability to address emergingenvironmental issues including new pollutants
  • Develop new product delivery mechanisms/formats/platforms for cost efficiency and effective communication.
  • ITRC continues to produce results
  • Increased focus in future on measuring those results
  • Our proven model will be applied to remediation + in the near future
  • Important to focus on USE of products to demonstrate ITRC value
thank you
Thank You!

Christine Costopoulos

New York

  • ITRC Co-Chair
  • ccostopoulos@empire.state.ny.us

George Nicholas

New Jersey

  • ITRC Co-Chair
  • george.nicholas@dep.state.nj.us