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Directory of Technical Assistance for Land Revitalization

12.0 Consultant's Corner

While the focus of this directory is providing support to federal, state, and local entities, consultants also are involved in revitalization projects. This "Consultants Corner" was prepared to show consultants how to access services available from federal agencies. Consultants generally cannot access federal resources directly. However, by working with state or local government representatives, consultants can gain access to a broad array of technical support services, as described in this directory. For example, consultants supporting a state or local government can get access to the support services of the BTSC. These services might include review of a sampling and analysis plan or assistance in developing a conceptual site model.

Consultants can learn more about the types of approaches, strategies, and technologies available to perform site assessment and cleanup related to revitalization projects through the resources described below.

The "Brownfields Technology Primer: Using the Triad Approach to Streamline Brownfields Site Assessment and Cleanup" is an educational tool for site owners, project managers (including consultants), and regulators to help streamline measuring and monitoring decisions made at brownfields sites. The primer overviews the effectiveness of the Triad approach (based on systematic planning, dynamic work plan strategies, and the use of real-time field-based measurement technologies) in reducing costs and expediting site close-out. The primer also provides additional resources to aid in site management, as well as a list of frequently asked questions and descriptions of commonly used field-based sampling and analytical techniques.

The "Brownfields Technology Primer: Perspectives on Technology Selection and Use" (Draft, March 2003) assists technology service providers in understanding the needs of local officials and the types of information and approaches they can use in marketing their technologies or services. The primer also assists local officials understand the types of considerations that other local officials have used in procuring innovative site assessment and cleanup technologies and services as well as understand the needs and interests of the technology service providers to improve technology selection and use.

A guide on "Understanding Procurement for Innovative Sampling and Analytical Services for Waste Site Clean-Up" (Draft, March 2003) helps project managers, technical leads, consultants, site owners, and technology vendors in procuring innovative sampling and analytical services for environmental projects in the federal, state, local, and private sector arenas. The procurement strategies described in the document are especially useful when using the Triad approach and dynamic work plan strategies.

The Hazardous Waste Clean-up Information (CLU-IN) website provides information about innovative treatment technologies to the hazardous waste remediation community. It describes programs, organizations, publications and other tools for federal and state personnel, consulting engineers, technology developers and vendors, remediation contractors, researchers, community groups, and individual citizens.

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