The proper collection, analysis, and documentation of a historical records review for a munitions response (MR) provide the basis for the MR site investigation and remediation process. Because the historical review is the first step in evaluating hazards resulting from military activities at project sites, national, state, and local interest has increasingly focused on this review. To evaluate the adequacy of the review performed on a project site, regulators must understand the various processes involved in preparing a historical review because historical evaluations can vary greatly from site to site.
This training introduces state regulators, environmental consultants, site owners, and community stakeholders to Munitions Response Historical Record Review (UXO-2, 2003), created by ITRC's Unexploded Ordnance Team to assist reviewers in assessing the adequacy of an MRHRR review of property potentially impacted by the use of military munitions. The course teaches the purpose, content, and terminology of munitions historical research; provides a uniform technical approach and useful tools for reviewing an MRHRR document independent of regulatory framework or authorities; and communicates state regulator expectations to those initiating, planning, and executing an MRHRR document.