Guidance & Documents

"I refer to ITRC guidance documents on a monthly basis. The documents are always well written and easy to follow. I really like the web-based interactive format of newer guidance. We often share the information we have learned from ITRC resources amongst each other in internal meetings and these meetings spark many productive discussions. These discussions have been valuable in mentoring our junior staff."
                - William Flinchum, P.G., R.S.M., SynTerra Corporation
ITRC publishes and produces guidance documents and training courses that help state environmental agencies and others gain valuable technical knowledge and develop consistent regulatory approaches for reviewing and approving specific technologies. These include technical overviews, case studies, and technical and regulatory guidance documents.

These documents are written and reviewed by teams of environmental professionals, including state and federal environmental regulators, federal agency representatives, industry experts, community stakeholders, and academia. All ITRC documents undergo a rigorous external review, and all external comments and team responses are captured and posted to the team ITRC Connect community.

Library Entry List
139 Entries
8 years ago



This web based guidance document provides a format that is easy to navigate through an in-depth analysis and overview of Biochemical Reactors (BCRs) for mining influenced water (MIW). The guidance uses a decision tree to understand the applicability given a number of site and influent parameters, testing, design, construction and monitoring. BCRs can be designed to address a wide range of flows, acidity, and metals loading and also can be designed to operate in gravity flow or available powered mode. The decision tree presents the basic factors used to evaluate the efficacy and applicability of BCR treatment for a particular MIW, while several case studies also included in the document present a clear evaluation of diverse site conditions and detailed analysis and evaluation of several different chemical mixtures.
#Biochemical Reactors for Treating Mining-Influenced Water (MIW)

9 years ago



Three fact sheets provide basic information about geophysical classification for munitions response.

9 years ago



The Environmental Molecular Diagnostics (EMD) web-based guidance describes a group of advanced and emerging techniques used to analyze biological and chemical characteristics of environmental samples. EMDs have applications in each phase of environmental site management and provide additional lines of evidence for making better decisions. The guidance document provides descriptions of each of the major EMDs, along with case studies of their uses and recommendations regarding the appropriate uses of these techniques. The EMD web-based guidance document will help you to understand how EMDs could benefit your site management decisions.

10 years ago



Applies the framework of project risk management for site remediation to identify and manage such challenges.

10 years ago



Assists the remediation industry with the integration of green and sustainable practices into existing site investigation and remediation programs.

10 years ago



Ten fact sheets designed to provide introductory information about and promote awareness of EMDs.

10 years ago



Provides a collaborative process for developing an effective, integrated strategy to manage remediation of sites contaminated with chlorinated solvents.

10 years ago



Provides a framework and recommendations for evaluating the causes and prevention of post-manufacture biofuel releases, environmental impacts, characterization methods, and remedial responses.

10 years ago



Presents an approach for identifying and selecting appropriate performance specifications for design, implementation, and monitoring of S/S remedies.

11 years ago



A comprehensive resource incorporating elements from previous documents and providing updates on additional types of reactive media, treatable contaminants, longevity issues, and new construction/installation approaches and technologies. Revised 11-30-11.