Federal NewsSignings The EPA and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) have renewed a 1995 memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a general working agreement between the EPA and the Commerce Dept.’s EDA. The agreement helps them to coordinate their policies and activities in support of brownfield assessment and cleanup, community revitalization, and economic redevelopment efforts. The objective is to enhance interagency cooperation and collaboration in keeping with the respective agencies’ environmental protection and economic development objectives. The agreement, signed by Marianne Horinko of the EPA and the EDA’s David Sampson states that the two agencies will work together on strategy, linking assessment with redevelopment opportunities, and redevelopment research, among other joint actions. Screen Play The EPA is offering a remediation technology screening matrix. The “user-friendly” tool helps to screen for technologies for a remediation project. The matrix helps users examine 64 in situ and ex situ technologies for either soil or groundwater remediation.…Log In to Read Full Article
RACER Trust’s Proving Ground Stimulates Efficiency
Judge Robert Gerber, sitting in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, signed an order in effect creating RACER Trust in March 2011. RACER — for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response — was handed a portfolio of more than 300 properties scattered over 89 locations in… Read more
Water, Water Everywhere?
While in the following pages I will recount a number of serious localized water shortages, I can tell you at the outset, this will not be another gloom-and-doom scenario to which you are treated daily in your local and national news sources. Now, in my 54th year of professional effort… Read more