Military Munitions Response Program Updates
Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) Publishes Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response Guidance Document
On August 24, 2015, ITRC published a web-based guidance document on advanced classification. The document explains the process of geophysical classification; describes its benefits and limitations, including site-specific characteristics that are not conducive for advanced classification; and provides information about the data regulators need to monitor and evaluate the use of the technology. The target audience is program managers and project delivery teams that will work on projects using advanced classification. The guidance document is available at http://www.itrcweb.org/gcmr-2.
DoD developed advanced classification to improve the efficiency of cleaning up munitions and to focus its resources on addressing the potential explosives safety risks at munitions response sites. DoD is in the process of transitioning advanced classification to more widespread use in the field. Within the next year, DoD will establish and support the tools necessary to ensure the appropriate quality control measures are in place for advanced classification. These tools include the DoD Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program, the advanced classification quality assurance project plan, and an updated target of interest library.
As a follow up to the advanced classification guidance document, ITRC will host an internet-based training course in November 2015. This course will provide technical and regulatory guidance for the application of geophysical classification using advanced sensors for munitions response projects. ITRC is a State-led public-private coalition that promotes using environmental technologies designed to reduce compliance costs and maximize cleanup effectiveness. ITRC produces documents and training to increase technical knowledge and support regulatory decision making. For more information on ITRC, please visit http://itrcweb.org/.
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Munitions Response Quality Assurance Project Plans Toolkit – Module 1
Defense State Memorandum of Agreement Community Portal
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Navy’s Management and Monitoring Approach Tool