Remediation Process Optimization

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The Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites training course explains, educates, and trains state regulators and other practitioners in understanding and using geospatial analyses to evaluate optimization opportunities at environmental sites.

Performance Based Environmental Management (PBEM) is a method of project management that relies on establishing, and working towards performance objectives, rather than just managing the process. The goal of PBEM is to be protective of human health and the environment, while efficiently implementing streamlined cleanup processes. The major components of PBEM are: systematic planning, effective communications, agreement of a land use risk strategy, current conceptual site model, decision logic analysis, remediation process optimization (RPO), remediation goal analysis, exit strategy development, and performance-based contracting, including environmental insurance.

This training course provides a holistic process for management of challenging sites, termed “adaptive site management.” This process is a comprehensive, flexible, and iterative process that is well-suited for sites where there is significant uncertainty in remedy performance predictions.

The Remediation Process Optimization (RPO) training course addresses how to conduct a technical and programmatic assessment of cleanup system performance and effectiveness to achieve a timely site closeout. An RPO review looks at all processes affecting cleanup effectiveness: cleanup systems, established cleanup levels, established procedures to verify attainment of cleanup goals, and readiness to support a five-year review or any other part of a regulation-mandated process. Other topics that are addressed are life-cycle cost analysis; exit strategies; above ground treatment technologies; data management, analysis, and visualization techniques; and performance-based management.
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