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Main Title Application of Field-Based Characterization Tools in the Waterfront Voluntary Setting.
Author Pietruszewski, B. ;
CORP Author National Network for Environmental Management Studies, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Technology Innovation Office.
Publisher Jul 1999
Year Published 1999
Stock Number PB2000-105392
Additional Subjects Remediation ; Volunteers ; Aqueous sediments ; Markets ; Waterfront voluntary setting ; Contaminated properties ; Innovative characterization technologies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2000-105392 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/25/2000
Collation 70p
Voluntary action to redevelop potentially contaminated property operates under vastly different market constraints than mandated corrective action programs. Pressures exist that impact the time scale, cost/benefit ratio, priorities, and resources that allow the action to transpire. Nonmarket pressures, usually in the form of regulation, also affect decisions over the course of redevelopment. Together, these forces also determine the technologies and methods used to characterize the property, as well as the media sampled. The waterfront voluntary setting provides added value to property owners, potentially providing a greater incentive to sink costs and invest in field portable technologies to characterize contaminated sites. Previous case studies have shown that such tools are not only faster, but more cost effective in the long run, despite a high initial sticker price. However, while the information barrier concerning field-based soil assessment technologies continues to decline, and their application increases, assessment of common property resources, particularly aquatic sediment, remains infrequent without a clear cost recovery mechanism. This report will investigate the reasons behind that and detail the current level of field-based characterization tool application at 115 waterfront brownfield and Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) sites.