Draft Framework for Green Cleanup Standard for Public Review
EPA's cleanup programs plan to collaborate with the ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, to develop a green cleanup standard through a consensus process. EPA worked with its State partners to develop a draft framework that outlines desired outcomes for a green cleanup standard and will serve as a starting point for the consensus-based process. The standard will establish a uniform approach, implemented voluntarily, to encourage property owners, responsible parties, developers, and communities to use green cleanup practices during project planning and implementation. EPA is now requesting input from all stakeholders to enhance the draft framework. The draft framework is available for review and input through April 30 at EPA’s CLU-IN website. EPA plans to finalize the framework and post it in June 2009. Once the framework is finalized, ASTM International will use EPA’s proposed framework to begin the effort to develop a consensus-based green cleanup standard. To learn more, go to ASTM International’s website.