Guide for Industrial Waste ManagementChapter 10: Taking Corrective Action (PDF) (30 pp, 134K, About PDF)
This chapter offers a step-by-step description of the process for taking corrective action, from unit assessment and investigation through the evaluation and implementation of corrective measures. It includes measures for monitoring the performance of a waste management unit and for taking appropriate steps to remediate any contamination associated with its operation. Cooperation with state and community representatives is also recommended in the event that corrective action must be taken.
This chapter helps to answer the following questions:
- What steps are associated with corrective action?
- What information should be collected during investigations?
- What factors should be considered in selecting an appropriate corrective
- What is involved in implementing the selected remedy?
Federal Remediation Technologies
Roundtable . Forefront of the
federal government's efforts to promote interagency cooperation to advance
the use of innovative remediation technologies. Roundtable member agencies
include U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department
of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Interior. Provides information on
more than 270 case studies on remedial technologies and technology demonstrations
and access to a technology InfoBase and the remediation screening and
sampling and analysis matrices.
Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF) Website. Established
in 1992 by EPA to identify what government and industry can do together
to develop and improve the environmental technologies needed to address
their mutual cleanup problems in the safest, most cost-effective manner.
Fosters public and private sector partnerships to undertake research,
development, demonstration, and evaluation efforts focused on finding
innovative solutions to high priority problems.
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation Office, Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information
(CLU-IN) Website. Provides information about innovative treatment and
site characterization technologies while acting as a forum for all waste
remediation stakeholders. Provides access to remediation databases, characterization
and monitoring data, initiatives and partnerships, and publications. Provides
access to all of the Citizen' Guides to Innovative Treatment Technologies
including: Innovative Treatment Technologies, Chemical Dehalogenation,
In Situ Soil Flushing, Soil Vapor Extraction and Air Sparging, Soil Washing,
Natural Attenuation, Solvent Extraction, Soil Washing, Treatment Walls,
U.S. EPA Remediation and Characterization Innovative Technologies (REACH
IT) web site. An on-line database that contains information on over 370
treatment technologies provided by over 250 firms. Also contains information
from 900 remediation projects undertaken by Superfund, RCRA, and other