EPA Science Inventory

SITE CHARACTERIZATION LIBRARY VERSION 3.0

Citation:

VAN EE, J. SITE CHARACTERIZATION LIBRARY VERSION 3.0. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/C-05/001, 2005.

Description:

The Site Characterization Library is a CD that provides a centralized, field-portable source for site characterization information. Version 3 of the Site Characterization Library contains additional (from earlier versions) electronic documents and computer programs related to the characterization of hazardous waste sites. The resources contained in the library were recommended by experts in the field of site characterization. The Site Characterization Library CD contains over 31,000 pages of guidance in the form of files, software programs, video files, and web links. All of the documents are in Adobe Acrobats Portable Document Format (PDF) form. The documents retain their original appearance, and the entire collection can be easily searched. A free Adobe Acrobat Reader is on the CD for convenience.

General topics covered in the Site Characterization Library include: an overview of cleanup programs; conceptual site models and hazardous waste sites; project planning; managing uncertainty during implementation; and long-term response actions, operations, and maintenance. A section on the Triad Approach has been added to provide easy access to information on this innovative site characterization methodology.

Purpose/Objective:

The objective of this task is to further examine, and educate others in, how better decisions may be made from variable and uncertain monitoring data and models. The research and information developed can be used by project managers from all government agencies, academia, and private industry to help identify the technically best practices available to solve their research and program needs.

For electronic wastes, The objective of this task is hold a worshop/symposium aimed at identifying the current state-of-the-knowledge on electronic waste recycling, disposal, and reuse and idenifying the research gaps/needs in the area of electonic wastes.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (DATA/SOFTWARE)
Start Date: 07/23/2005
Completion Date: 07/23/2005
Record Last Revised: 11/16/2005
Record Created: 01/27/2005
Record Released: 01/27/2005
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 114949

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

CHARACTERIZATION & MONITORING BRANCH