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Dynamic Workplans

A dynamic workplan is a workplan that allows the project teams to make decisions in the field about how subsequent site activities will progress. Dynamic workplans provide the strategy for how dynamic field activities will take place. As such, they document a flexible, adaptive sampling and analytical strategy. In the Superfund response process, dynamic workplans will also be accompanied by a series of official documents that target specific audiences and decision makers. Dynamic field activity planning documents such as the sampling and analysis plans (SAPs), quality assurance project plans (QAPPs), data management plans (DMPs), community relations plan (CRPs), and site health and safety plan (SHSPs) must all provide flexibility to allow on-site decision making.

A Guideline for Dynamic Workplans & Field Analytics: The Keys to Cost-Effective Site Characterization and Cleanup
by Al Robbat, Tufts University
  • Report Summary Exit EPA
    Defines terms instrumental in this hazardous site characterization and cleanup approach and briefly covers the sampling process.

  • Full Report (654K/31pp/PDF)
    Explains the factors involved in dynamic workplans and the approach to implement field-based analytical methods into sampling and analysis in order to expedite the investigation process for hazardous sites.
Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) Exit EPA

The EPA and FRTR are coordinating efforts to begin fully documenting the application of expedited site assessment/characterization processes and the implementation of field analytical and innovative sampling technologies.
"Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Characterization and Monitoring" (31K/9pp/PDF) Exit EPA

by Deana Crumbling – Discusses the changes in hazardous site characterization and monitoring being inititated by OSWER, specifically an integrated triad strategy involving systematic planning, dynamic workplans, and on-site analysis and decision-making.
U.S DOE Adaptive Sampling and Analysis Programs Exit EPA

Department of Energy's Adaptive Sampling and Analysis Programs (ASAP) are an expedited approach to collecting data in support of hazardous waste site characterization and remediation. ASAPs rely on "real-time" data collection techniques and in-field decision-making to keep data collection as inexpensive, focused and efficient as possible.
U.S. DOE Ames Laboratory Expedited Site Characterization Exit EPA

Information on the Department of Energy expedited site characterization process.


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