Strategic management methods for contaminated sites

A more efficient handling of contaminated sites needs be achieved in the management process to increase the remediation rate of contaminated sites, INSURE has supported that work.

Strategies and management methods in complex areas 

​In some areas where the contaminated areas are complex because of, for example, the size, diversity of contaminants, property owners and responsibility there is a need to find methods to handle these areas in the planning process. During the project strategies has been developed to handle these areas in a more efficient way.

Strategy for handling contaminated sites in city planning and communication with property owners/operators (Motala municipality)

Strategy for handling contaminated sites in city planning and communication with property owners/operators (Vidzeme Planning Region)

Information brochures about contaminants

Information brochure about contaminants (The Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre)

Information brochures about contaminants (Motala municipality)

 

Supervision and enforcement

Supervision and enforcement is a tool for authorities to achieve an increased remediation of contaminated sites. During the project new methods have been developed and used to improve the work of supervision and enforcement regarding contaminated sites and sustainable remediation. The project has focused on three areas:

  •  supervision and enforcement on enterprises in operation,
  • supervision and enforcement on areas with several responsible parties,
  • supervision guidance.


By informing stakeholders about contaminated sites and sustainable remediation early in the management process operators will be able to plan the work in a better way and an increased remediation will be achieved.

Lern more of the results from this part of the project below.

 

Document describing requirements in participating countries regarding the self- monitoring process

Self-monitoring of contaminated sites in Sweden (County Administrative Board of Östergötland) 

 

Booklet about self-monitoring and plans of action 

Booklet about self-monitoring and plans of action (County Administrative Board of Östergötland)

Booklet about self-monitoring and plans of action (Motala municipality)

Booklet about self-monitoring and plans of action (Vidzeme Planning Region)

 

Advanced methods for supervision and enforcement in areas with several responsible parties 

Handbook about more efficient liability assessment for a geographic area (County Administrative Board of Östergötland)

Handbook for supervisory authorities about investigations and remediation on areas with several responsible parties (County Administrative Board of Östergötland)

 

Advanced methods for supervision and supervision guidance

Report including information and methods for performing supervision regarding sustainable remediation (County Administrative Board of Östergötland)

Checklists for various situations concerning supervision and enforcement and sustainable remediation  (County Administrative Board of Östergötland)

 

Strategy for prioritization of contaminated sites

There is a need to develop useful and clear methods to handle contaminated sites and how to split responsibility between stakeholders. During the project strategies for prioritization of contaminated sites has been developed, so called action plans. The plans describes what needs to be done on sites regarding for example investigations and remediation, responsibility and costs.

Strategies for prioritization of contaminated sites in Östergötland (Strategies for The County Administrative Board of Östergötland and Motala municipality)

Strategy for prioritization (Strategy for Vidzeme Planning Region) 

 

Guideline and limit values

When working with remediation of contaminated sites there is a need of guidelines and limit values for different media in the management of contaminated sites. During the project a common summary of international guidelines and limit values has been generated.

EQS limit and guideline values