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Engineering Forum Greener Cleanup Subcommittee

The Engineering Forum Greener Cleanup Subcommittee (EFGCS) is a team of cleanup project managers dedicated to helping implement EPA’s Principles for Greener Cleanups under Superfund, RCRA, LUST, brownfields, and other regulatory or voluntary cleanup programs. The Forum formed the Subcommittee in 2008 to facilitate the flow of information about the Principles among Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) programs and the Agency’s state and federal partner organizations. To help EPA headquarters and regional offices speak about the Principles with one EPA voice, the EFGCS: 

  • Provides expert advice and technical materials to project managers and engineers needing general assistance in applying the Principles;
  • Exchanges and disseminates policy, technical, or administrative updates about greener cleanups; and
  • Organizes periodic workshops and Web-based public training seminars on how to plan and implement greener cleanups.

Under the Agency’s Superfund Program, this technical support includes site-specific assistance to regional Superfund staff in reviewing green remediation options during the site investigation and remedy selection processes and in optimizing and retrofitting existing remedial systems; see EPA’s Superfund Green Remediation Strategy (PDF) (32pp, 245KB) (strategic action 2.7) for more information . Planning, engineering, and other types of tools for applying the Principles are available online in the CLU-IN Green Remediation Focus area Exit disclaimer maintained by EPA’s Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.

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Technical Materials

Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project’s Environmental Footprint (PDF) (135pp, 2.2MB) (EPA 540-R-12-002). February 2012. EPA’s methodology supplements the Agency's green remediation primer (EPA 542-R-08-002) by providing an approach to quantify energy, air, water, materials & waste, and land & ecosystem metrics that comprise the environmental footprint of a remedy. It also provides initial suggestions on how to reduce the footprint during the remedy selection, design, implementation, and operation phases.

Introduction to Energy Conservation and Production at Waste Cleanup Sites (PDF) (36pp, 443KB) (EPA 542-S-04-001). May 2004. This issue paper provides an overview of the considerations for energy conservation and production during the design and operation and maintenance phases of waste cleanup projects. The paper presents four case studies highlighting energy conservation or production and introduces an “energy checklist” as a suggested tool to help project managers consider energy conservation or production at their sites.

Sustainable Materials Management in Site Cleanup (PDF) (12pp, 1.3 MB) (EPA 542-F-13-001). March 2013.
This technical issue paper addresses the opportunities to reduce waste and divert it from landfills during site remediation, primarily by reusing onsite materials, reusing or recycling materials offsite, and procuring construction materials with recycled content. The paper includes site-specific examples of waste reduction and landfill diversion and provides an extensive compendium of related tools and resources.

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Training Seminars

Your Role in Green Remediation Implementation and Case Studies in Green Remediation - This Year's Models and Tools (2010 NARPM green remediation session follow-on Webinar series)

Session 1; December 8, 2010
Session 2; January 11, 2011
Session 3; February 10, 2011

Green Remediation: Applying Strategies in the Field (2009 NARPM green remediation session follow-on Webinar series)

Session 1; October 8, 2009 
Session 2; November 12, 2009 
Session 3; December 15, 2009

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Subcommittee Members

U.S. EPA - Region 1
5 Post Office Square - Suite 100
Boston MA 02109-3912

Kimberly White (OSR07-1)
E-mail: white.kimberly@epa.gov
(617) 918-1752

U.S. EPA - Region 2
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007-1866

Stephanie Vaughn (19THFL)
E-mail: vaughn.stephanie@epa.gov
(212) 637-3914

U.S. EPA - Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

Hilary Thornton (3HS23)
E-mail: thornton.hilary@epa.gov 
(215) 814-3323

Chris Corbett (3HS20)
E-mail: corbett.chris@epa.gov
(215) 814-3220

U.S. EPA - Region 4
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-8960

Candice Teichert (9T25)
E-mail: teichert.candice@epa.gov
(404) 562-8821

U.S. EPA - Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507

Brad Bradley (SM-7J)
E-mail: bradley.brad@epa.gov
(312) 886-4742 

U.S. EPA - Region 6
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202-2733

Raji Josiam (6SF)
E-mail: josiam.raji@epa.gov
(214) 665-8529 

US EPA - Region 7
901 North Fifth Street
Kansas City, KS 66101

Matthew Jefferson (SUPRMOKS)
E-mail : jefferson.matthew@epa.gov
(913) 551-7520

US EPA - Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202-1129

Tim Rehder (8EPR-PS)
E-mail: rehder.timothy@epa.gov
(303) 312-6293

U.S. EPA - Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Mike Gill (SFD-8-4)
E-mail: gill.michael@epa.gov
(415) 972-3054

Julie Santiago-Ocasio (SFD-7-3)
E-mail: santiago-ocasio.carmen@epa.gov
(415) 972-3525

Karen Scheuermann (WST-4)
E-mail: scheuermann.karen@epa.gov
(415) 972-3356 

U.S. EPA - Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98101

Kira Lynch (ECL-113)
E-mail: lynch.kira@epa.gov
(206) 553-2144

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