The U.S. Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council is hosting a free webinar on January 11th, 2018 on Long-term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls. To register for the webinar, visit the registration website.
Institutional controls (ICs) are administrative or legal restrictions that provide protection from exposure to contaminants on a site. When ICs are jeopardized or fail, direct exposure to human health and the environment can occur. While a variety of guidance and research to date has focused on the implementation of ICs, ITRC’s Long-term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls (IC-1, 2016) guidance and this associated training class focuses on post-implementation IC management, including monitoring, evaluation, stakeholder communications, enforcement, and termination. The ITRC guidance and training will assist those who are responsible for the management and stewardship of Ics. ITRC has developed a downloadable tool that steps users through the process of planning and designing IC management needs. This tool can help to create a long lasting record of the site that includes the regulatory authority, details of the IC, the responsibilities of all parties, a schedule for monitoring the performance of the IC, and more. The tool generates an editable Long Term Stewardship (LTS) plan in Microsoft Word.
After attending the training, participants will be able to:
- Describe best practices and evolving trends for IC management at individual sites and across state agency programs
- Use this guidance to
- Improve IC reliability and prevent IC failures
- Improve existing, or develop new, IC Management programs
- Identify the pros and cons about differing IC management approaches
- Use the tools to establish an LTS plan for specific sites
- Use the elements in the tools to understand the information that should populate an IC registry or data management system.
- Kevin Schrems, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Doug Burge,Ramboll Environ (email@example.com)
- Michael Sowinski, Terradex (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Doug Soutter, GHD (email@example.com)
- Lynn Bailey, Hawaii Department of Health (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Carol Murphy, Trihydro Corporation (email@example.com)
- Shanna Schmitt, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jane Bohn, Bohn Consulting (email@example.com)
- Michael Sexton, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mary Yelken, ITRC Training Program Support (email@example.com)
- Juliana Cheatham, ITRC Training Program Support (firstname.lastname@example.org)