Effective negotiation with the supervising regulatory agency is the key to reasonable site characterization requirements and closure criteria. We employ a number of different strategies to assist in the negotiating process:
- A well established working relationship with the agency is the first and most important factor . InControl Technologies is working with the TCEQ on a number of projects including sites in the Voluntary Cleanup Program, the industrial waste program, the DCRP, and the State Superfund program. This interaction with the various groups helps us track significant issues and policies that are being developed by the agency.
- Participation in public meetings and discussions regarding new policies allows our company to contribute to the policy making process. For example, InControl Technologies was actively involved in the development of guidance documents for the Texas Risk Reduction Program and of the framework and function for the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program (DCRP).
- The last step in our strategy is to document and establish communication regarding the major issues. These documents provide the scientific justification for major issues that tend to cause roadblocks in the project. By bringing these issues to the forefront, these issues are quickly addressed reducing the amount of project uncertainty.