Abatement Action Guidance Document
Provides a basis for determining whether a site or situation in question is appropriate to pursue an “abatement only” order pursuant to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 6111.03. Also provides guidance on the generation of a justification of how technical feasibility, economic reasonableness and benefits to the people of Ohio were considered at the time the “abatement action” was selected and ordered.
Asphalt Covers to Prevent Leaching at Industrial Sites
Discusses the use of paved surfaces and underlying barrier layers to cover areas of contaminated soil and prevent leaching, while also creating minimal disturbance to industrial plant operations.
Assessment of Seismic Risks at Remedial Sites
Summarizes how sites being addressed under the Remedial Response Program should be evaluated for earthquake risk. This is especially important because such sites often contain wastes that violate current land disposal restrictions, and which may have been built to much lower standards than applicable today and/or located in more recently identified environmentally sensitive areas.
Conducting Periodic Inspections at Remedial Response Sites
Outlines procedures used by Ohio EPA to conduct periodic compliance inspections at remedial response sites, including the verification of compliance with performance standards and approved O&M Plans and Orders, and the identification of changes in remedy protectiveness.
Definition of a DERR Site
Facilitates the use of DERR resources on sites for which Ohio EPA has authority to conduct site assessment and cleanup activities, or to require others to conduct such activities.
DERR's Verified Complaint Protocol
Describes the process used by DERR to determine whether a complaint submitted to Ohio EPA is a verified complaint in accordance with Ohio Revised Code (ORC) § 3745.08.
General - Guidance List
Serves as an evolving "working list" of guidance documents and references that may be added to the core RI/FS and RD/RA guidance lists. This "working list" is not for use as an attachment to Remedial Response order.
Use of Background for Remedial Response Sites
The purpose of this guidance is to provide recommendations and methodology for the determination and use of representative background levels in environmental media which is acceptable by Ohio EPA - DERR for Remedial Response Sites