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

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Aligning with National Goals

Green remediation strategies are derived from U.S. statutory and regulatory frameworks for contaminated site cleanup. The strategies also involve concepts of federal statues, executive orders, and associated guidance or rules that specifically address reductions in energy and water consumption, increased use of renewable energy, avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions, and conservation of other natural resources.

Executive Orders, Federal Laws & Guidance

Energy Policy Act of 2005. Public Law 109-58. August 8, 2005.

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Public Law 110-140. December 19, 2007.

Executive Order 13624: Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency. August 30, 2012.

Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. March 19, 2015.

Related Federal Plans & Guides

EPA Strategic Plan FY 2014-2018, Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and Advancing Sustainable Development. U.S. EPA/Office of Planning, Analysis and Accountability. EPA-190-R-14-006. April 2014.

Guidelines for Making Environmentally-Sound Decisions in the Superfund Remedial Process (PDF) (41 pp, 2.2MB). U.S. EPA/Region 5 Waste Management Division. May 1993.

Guidelines for Water Reuse (PDF) (642 pp, 28MB). U.S. EPA Office of Water/Office of Wastewater Management and Office of Research and Development/National Risk Management Research Laboratory and U.S. Agency for International Development. EPA/600/R-12/618. September 2012.

Integrating Water and Waste Programs to Restore Watersheds: A Guide for Federal and State Project Managers. U.S. EPA/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. EPA 540K07001. August 2007.

Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development (MYER Guide). U.S. EPA/Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. EPA 305-B-04-003. April 2005.

The President's Climate Action Plan (PDF) (21 pp, 311K). Executive Office of the President. June 2013.

Links to Related Websites

Additional information and web-based tools supporting these federal frameworks are available from websites such as:

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