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Main Title Wide Area Recovery and Resiliency Program (WARRP) Interim Clearance Strategy for Environments Contaminated with Hazardous Chemicals.
Author R. Connell
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2012
Stock Number ADA579057
Additional Subjects Cleaning ; Contamination ; Hazardous materials ; Chemical warfare agents ; Chemicals ; Decision making ; Decontamination ; Environments ; Guidance ; Industries ; Logistics ; Policies ; Residuals ; Resilience ; Risk analysis ; Sampling ; Strategy ; Toxicity ; Warrp ; Hazardous chemicals ; Toxic industrial chemicals ; Clearance strategy ; Remediation
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NTIS  ADA579057 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/17/2014
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Abstract
This document provides a framework for Federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local government officials to use in expediting decisions for characterizing and cleaning up after a wide area hazardous chemical release. Hazardous chemicals include chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), with some TICs considered as potential CWAs. The effort required the development of acceptable clearance criteria for the eventual re- occupancy of the impacted areas. To this end, a Federal interagency group of experts surveyed the current state-of-the-science on risk assessment, sampling analysis strategies, laboratory capacity, decontamination technologies, regulatory environment, and operational logistics as it relates to the development of a chemical clearance strategy. This interim strategy is complementary to the broader overarching White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) draft document, Cleanup Decision-Making Guidance for Chemical Incidents. Practical clearance criteria will reduce residual risks to levels acceptable to the Incident/Unified Command. These criteria are incident and site specific, therefore the approach that this framework will take is to define a strategic methodology by which these incident and site-specific clearance criteria are developed. This interim framework is suggested as a living document that will be updated as needed to reflect the state of the science and policy.