Title: Smart Scoping for Environmental Investigations Technical Guide 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2019 
Author 1/Producer: US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: EPA ID # 542-G-18-004 
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-task-force-accomplishments#streamline
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-task-force-accomplis ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling strategy
 
Short description: This technical guide describes the use of “smart scoping” practices during any phase of a Superfund remedial investigation’s project life cycle or in accordance with other similar federal, state or tribal regulatory authorities. Use of these practices can support the development of a robust conceptual site model (CSM), which, in turn, helps improve response action development, selection and implementation. Smart scoping integrates adaptive management and site characterization. Adaptive management is an approach the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding to help ensure informed decision-making and the expenditure of limited resources go hand-in-hand throughout the remedial process. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 11/02/2019

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