U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

For more information on Optimization, please contact:

Kirby Biggs
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 823-3081 | Email: biggs.kirby@epa.gov



Overview

Optimization Stages

Investigation Stage

Optimization during site assessment and remedial investigation (RI) focuses on developing an improved CSM to facilitate the identification of data gaps as the basis for recommending effective sampling and analysis strategies and technologies. Optimization focuses on increasing data density, usability and reliability; minimizing project costs through reduced mobilizations and report generation; and supporting the evaluation and selection of remedial alternatives. Learn more.

Related Superfund Stages:   Site Assessment Links to a website outside of Clu-In, Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study Links to a website outside of Clu-In

Design Stage

Optimization during pre-design, design or redesign evaluates the selected remedy prior to implementation and operation. It considers the goals of the remedy, CSM, available site data, performance considerations, protectiveness, cost-effectiveness and closure strategy. Learn more.

Related Superfund Stages:   Remedial Design Links to a website outside of Clu-In

Remedy Stage

Optimization during remedy implementation uses existing data to update the CSM and compare actual remedy performance to design expectation. Recommendations are provided to improve protectiveness, reduce cost and facilitate site closure. Learn more.

Related Superfund Stages:   Remedial Action Links to a website outside of Clu-In, Long-term Response Action Links to a website outside of Clu-In

Long-term Monitoring Optimization (LTMO) Stage

LTMO involves comparing actual remedy performance to design expectations and or the optimization of performance monitoring programs. Recommendations are provided to improve protectiveness, reduce cost and facilitate site closure. Learn more.

Related Superfund Stages:   Remedial Action Links to a website outside of Clu-In, Long-term Response Action and O&MLinks to a website outside of Clu-In

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