Performing Trade Studies in the CERCLA Environment

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During almost any project, situations will arise that require project management and/or engineering personnel to make choices regarding project direction or product development. Often these choices are simply a part of the normal engineering development cycle (e.g., refinement or optimization of the product design). Frequently, on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and other similar projects, trade studies are initiated to address concerns or issues raised by stakeholders (e.g., EPA, local and state governments, local tribes, public). Where CERCLA projects, by definition, deal with releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the ... continued below

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Borland, Mark Wilson; Rice, Philip Matthew & Jamison, Ronald Kirt July 1, 2002.

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During almost any project, situations will arise that require project management and/or engineering personnel to make choices regarding project direction or product development. Often these choices are simply a part of the normal engineering development cycle (e.g., refinement or optimization of the product design). Frequently, on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and other similar projects, trade studies are initiated to address concerns or issues raised by stakeholders (e.g., EPA, local and state governments, local tribes, public). Where CERCLA projects, by definition, deal with releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment, these trade studies must balance safety, risk and health issues, as well as cost and engineering viability. How these trade studies are carried out and documented/presented to the stakeholders involved can often be the difference between continued project progress and a "stalemate" leaving the project in limbo. This document describes a basic trade study process, which has proved successful in addressing stakeholder concerns while at the same time balancing the desires of the various parties involved.

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  • 2002 INCOSE Symposium,Las Vegas, NV,07/28/2002,08/01/2002

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-01-01596
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
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Borland, Mark Wilson; Rice, Philip Matthew & Jamison, Ronald Kirt. Performing Trade Studies in the CERCLA Environment, article, July 1, 2002; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc888443/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.