Burns & McDonnell
Brian a Remediation Section Manager in Burns & McDonnell’s Environmental Services Practice. In this role, Brian leads a team of engineers and scientists working on environmental site investigation and remediation projects with a focus on cost-effective in situ remedies that utilize Process-Based Conceptual Site Models and optimized delivery methods to drive remedy performance.
Environmental Justice Considerations for Remediation of Four Contaminated Sites
Environmental Justice (EJ) was officially recognized at the federal level with Executive Order 12898 signed in February 1994. EPA issued a memorandum, Strengthening Environmental Justice Through Cleanup Enforcement Actions, in July 2021. The need to incorporate EJ into remediation planning and implementation for contaminated sites is increasing as regulatory requirements and non-governmental organization’s (NGO) EJ heightened pressures are getting increased attention. The future impact of EJ on remedial approaches and technology selection and implementation may be significant. However, in the absence of clear requirements pertaining to EJ, responsible parties and practitioners are tasked with determining the actions that will achieve fair and meaningful involvement in the remediation process. This presentation will describe EJ considerations and stakeholder engagement strategies across four projects that are in different stages of the remedial process.