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


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

For questions & comments about technology developer tools & resources, please contact:

Carlos Pachon
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9904 | Email: pachon.carlos@epa.gov



Market Analysis

Links to Sources on the Export Remediation Market


Resource

Environmental Solutions Exporter Portal

Link

http://export.gov/envirotech/

Description

The Environmental Technologies Export Initiative is a U.S. government program that promotes the worldwide deployment of U.S. environmental solutions by providing tailored services to environmental exporters and by developing demand for U.S. environmental technologies and services in growing environmental markets. The Environmental Solutions Exporter Portal is managed by the International Trade Administration.

Resource

Environmental Exporters Portal, U.S. Department of Commerce

Link

https://www.export.gov/envirotech

Description

The Environmental Exporters Portal provides resources to help U.S. manufacturers and service companies in the environmental technologies sector compete in global markets.

Resource

Trade Compliance Center (TCC) Market Access Information, U.S. DOC

Link

http://tcc.export.gov/

Description

The Trade Compliance Center (TCC) helps U.S. exporters receive the fullest benefits from the more than 200 trade agreements the United States has concluded.

The TCC Web Site provides centralized data including the fully searchable text of trade agreements, as well as economic and commercial information on market access barriers and standards of commercial conduct.

Resource

Trade Assistance Web site, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Link

https://www.trade.gov/trade-topics.asp

Description

This web site contains many articles and sources of assistance for market research, business practices and financing for export.

Resource

Environmental Technology Networks, U.S. Agency for International Development Global Technology Network

Link

http://www.usgtn.net

Description

The Global Technology Network (GTN) assists U.S. businesses in gaining access to Latin American, Asian, African and other international environmental markets by providing current trade and business leads, and market information through the Environmental Technology Network for Asia and the Americas (ETNA) and the GTN - Africa service.

The Environmental Technology Networks for Asia and the Americas (ETNA) assist the U.S. business community in gaining access to global environmental and energy markets by providing trade leads and market information.

In partnership with in-country technical representatives, the U.S. -Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP), U.S. Department of Commerce, and other professional groups, GTN works to gather the most current business information concerning infrastructure projects, wastewater treatment systems, and other developments which will have a positive impact on the environment.

Related Links:

Resource

U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of International Trade

Link

http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/internatio
naltrade/useac/

Description

Finding overseas markets, dealing with the initial complexities of exporting, and financing export sales are some of the challenges facing smaller firms seeking to participate in international trade. To help firms meet these challenges, the U.S. Small Business Administration offers aid to current and potential small exporters through two major programs: business development assistance and financial assistance. These programs are provided through SBA's network of field offices around the country.

Resource

Environment in Asia

Link

https://www.adb.org/themes/environment/main

Description

The Environment in Asia web site is produced and funded by AET Ltd. It is a freely accessible service to give viewers around the world a by-country and regional introduction to the real issues and latest developments. It also acts as a networking centre by offering contact details of relevant organizations (e.g., Environment Ministries around Asia) and links to related WWW sites. The content of this site is geared towards the "business of the environment" and "environmental issues in business", around Asia.

This site features a by-country introduction to the region's emerging and developed markets: air, water, solid waste and environmental services.

Resource

UK Department for International Trade, Environment Sector: Export Help

Link

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/environm
ent-sector-export-help

Description

The Department for International Trade helps UK companies sell products and services to the overseas environmental sector by by working with the main industry bodies and stakeholders, promoting the UK’s environment sector overseas, helping to develop the UK’s supply chain by working with the sector, making it easier for companies to access overseas markets, and
bringing major overseas opportunities to the attention of UK companies.

Resource

Reference Report on the Management of Contaminated Sites in Europe

Link

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/reference-
reports/progress-management-contaminated-sites-eur
ope

Description

This report presents the current state of knowledge on the management of contaminated sites in Europe and supports the EU Soil Thematic Strategy. In order to track the progress of the management of contaminated sites, the new report summarizes the information obtained from National Reference Centres for Soil that belong to the European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET). The report outlines the following findings:
  • There are an estimated 2.5 million potentially contaminated sites in Europe, where soil contamination is suspected and detailed investigations are needed.
  • Of the circa 115,000 contaminated sites that have already been identified in Europe, nearly half of them (46%) have already been remediated.
  • Contaminated sites are mainly managed using ‘traditional’ techniques such as excavation and off-site disposal, which together account for about one third of management practices.
  • Mining activities, metal industries and gasoline stations are the most frequently reported sources of soil and groundwater contamination. However, the range of polluting activities varies considerably from country to country.
  • The most frequently occurring contaminants are mineral oils and heavy metals.
  • Annual national expenditure for the management of contaminated sites is on average about €10 per capita.

Since the last data request in 2006, nine countries have established new policy targets relating to the management of Contaminated Sites, and in total 17 countries report official policy targets in this area.

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