LRP News and Resources
The Land Restoration Program (LRP) News and Resources page was created to keep the public informed on updated news and related resources.
Updated American Society For Testing And Materials (ASTM) Standard Practice For Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Site Assessment Process
In accordance with §7-506(a)(1)(v)(1), all VCP applications must include a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment that follows the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E1527-13 standard. This standard was approved by ASTM International as the active standard on November 6, 2013.
Hazardous Substance Reporting Requirements
December 3, 2013 Hazardous Substance Reporting Requirement Presentation , Effective July 17, 2013, the Land Restoration Program is adopting USEPA's recommendations for the default value for relative bioavailability of arsenic in soil. This decision was first described in USEPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Directive 9200.1-113 on December 31, 2012. This policy is based on the document entitled “Recommendations for Default Value for Relative Bioavailability of Arsenic in Soils.” In summary, the USEPA has determined that (1) the relative bioavailability (RBA) of arsenic in soils can be expected to be less than 100 percent; (2) the upper percentile of the data sets of arsenic RBAs in the United States result in a default RBA value of 60 percent; and (3) the default RBA for arsenic in soils should only be used if site-specific assessments for arsenic RBA are not feasible. To access the USEPA document, please click on this link.
Draft CHS Notification Regulations
The Department recently accepted comments on the proposed regulations until December 12, 2014.
Additional LRP Resources
Uniform Environmental Covenants Act (UECA)
Screening Study of Surface Soils in Selected Baltimore City Parks
List of LRP Factsheets
Land Restoration Program Sites
Other Information of Interest
The ITRC is a national organization that consists of 50 states, the District of Columbia, multiple federal partners, industry participants, and other stakeholders, cooperating to break down barriers and reduce compliance costs, making it easier to use new technologies, and helping states maximize resources. ITRC brings together a diverse mix of environmental experts and stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to broaden and deepen technical knowledge and streamline the regulation of new environmental technologies. ITRC accomplishes its mission in two ways: it develops guidance documents and training courses to meet the needs of both regulators and environmental consultants, and it works with state representatives to ensure that ITRC products and services have maximum impact among state environmental agencies and technology users.
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ITRC Training Link
ITRC develops and delivers training courses via the Internet to reach a geographically dispersed audience of regulators, consultants, and other members of the environmental community. These courses create a unique forum for the exchange of technical and regulatory information because they are based on ITRC guidance documents, which reflect the consensus opinion of ITRC members from states and federal environmental agencies, the private sector, and citizen stakeholders.
Click on the following link to find more information about available training courses from ITRC!
For more information regarding ITRC, please view the links below and feel free to contact:
Maryland Dept. of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
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