Sustainable Resilient Remediation
Extreme weather events and wildfires are increasing, potentially affecting hazardous waste sites and undermining the primary goal of cleanups - protecting human health and the environment. To ensure continued protectiveness, remedies should be assessed and designed with these changes in mind. Sustainable Resilient Remediation (SRR) is an optimized solution to cleaning up and reusing a hazardous waste site that limits negative environmental impacts, maximizes social and economic benefits, and creates resilience against increasing threats.

The objective of this SRR guidance is to provide resources for regulators, stakeholders, consultants and responsible parties to help integrate sustainability and resilience practices into remediation projects. This guidance updates the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council’s (ITRC) 2011 Technical and Regulatory Guidance: Green and Sustainable Remediation: A Practical Framework, and includes a strong resilience component to address the increasing threat of extreme weather events and wildfires.
Many lessons have been learned in the last several years - this guidance provides information on:

In addition, the guidance provides an interactive framework for integrating sustainability and resilience into the remedial project lifecycle, case studies where SRR principles have been used, tech sheets highlighting SRR activities in several states, and checklists of sustainable best management practices.

Training Modules
Complementing this eagerly-anticipated guidance document, ITRC's SRR Team will be hosting live internet-based training sessions. The first session will be on May 20, 2021 (1:00pm - 3:15pm EST), and will provide an in-depth look into Sustainable Resilient Remediation.
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