Effective management of regulator RI/FS comments

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This paper describes a successful strategy that facilitates regulatory approval of CERCLA documents required by compliance agreement and CERCLA, based on the experience of Operable Unit 1, Waste Storage Area, of the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP). This strategy, which has become the site standard at the FEMP, was instrumental in obtaining regulator approval of the OU1 RI and FS, and early approval of the Record of Decision during a very tight compliance agreement-driven schedule. This strategy can be applied at any DOE Superfund site, especially where there is need to recover lost schedule, an incentive to meet milestones early, ... continued below

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Wolinsky, S.M.; Lojek, D.; George, R.D.; Houser, S.M. & Strimbu, M.J. December 31, 1995.

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This paper describes a successful strategy that facilitates regulatory approval of CERCLA documents required by compliance agreement and CERCLA, based on the experience of Operable Unit 1, Waste Storage Area, of the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP). This strategy, which has become the site standard at the FEMP, was instrumental in obtaining regulator approval of the OU1 RI and FS, and early approval of the Record of Decision during a very tight compliance agreement-driven schedule. This strategy can be applied at any DOE Superfund site, especially where there is need to recover lost schedule, an incentive to meet milestones early, a need to improve the relationship between the DOE and the regulators, or where the regulatory agencies have historically provided a large volume of comments on CERCLA documents. The strategy focuses on early identification and resolution of issues relating to draft RI/FS documents, as raised in regulatory agency review comments. This pro-active strategy has the potential for schedule and cost savings, as well as for improved communication between DOE and the regulators. The strategy includes preparation of a separate comment response document, integration of comment responses with RI/FS documents, development of a database of agency comments and their resolution, and sharing lessons learned with preparers of subsequent RI/FS documents. The paper provides background on the FEMP and describes the FEMP comment response strategy; DOE and regulator interface; the Sitewide Comment Database; networked electronic file management; the process for classifying, analyzing, and responding to comments; integration with base RI/FS documents; and a conclusion.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96004701

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  • ER `95: environmental remediation conference: committed to results, Denver, CO (United States), 13-18 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE96004701
  • Report No.: FEMP--2363B
  • Report No.: CONF-950868--36
  • Grant Number: AC24-92OR21972
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 204022
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664451

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Wolinsky, S.M.; Lojek, D.; George, R.D.; Houser, S.M. & Strimbu, M.J. Effective management of regulator RI/FS comments, article, December 31, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664451/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.