|Site-Specific Management Approaches and Redevelopment Tools – Technologies (SMARTTECH) (EPA/600/C-03/081) 2004
EPA and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) continue an ongoing partnership to gain an understanding of each other's approach to the cleanup of chemical contamination in order to protect human health and the environment. This partnership has now entered its third phase, with a new focus on providing a variety of tools, approaches, and technologies that could facilitate streamlined, cost-effective cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites, or brownfields.
The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), a key state-led organization, is also a significant contributor to the third-phase activities. In 2000, the US-German Bilateral Working Group (consisting of EPA, BMBF, ITRC, and others) conducted studies to identify elements of brownfield redevelopment and understand which elements posed the most difficulties during a redevelopment effort. The group discussed tools that could be developed to assist stakeholders in overcoming the barriers to redevelopment. SMARTtech is one of these tools.
SMARTtech, or Site-Specific Management Approaches and Redevelopment Tools Technologies, is a compilation of four searchable databases—characterization technologies, remediation technologies, monitoring technologies, and cultural heritage case studies—designed to facilitate redevelopment of potentially contaminated sites.
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