ITRC Publishes New Guidance: Long-Term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls

(December 20, 2016) The ITRC guidance Long-Term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls (IC-1) has been published on the ITRC website. ITRC has developed this guidance in response to recent growth in the number of sites that are being managed through the use of institutional controls (ICs). ICs are a form of land use controls that provide protection from exposure to contaminants on a site. In contrast to engineered site remedies, ICs consist of government controls, proprietary controls, enforcement or permit mechanisms, and informational devices that limit land or resource use (thus protecting human health by controlling how the property is used). This guidance includes a survey of current state practices for ICs, best practices for developing and managing ICs, and a downloadable tool that project managers can use to develop a long-term stewardship plan for ICs.