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- Policy and Guidance
- Site Investigation Tools
- Community Engagement
- Conferences and Training
Early and frequent community engagement regarding vapor intrusion sites is important. Vapor intrusion is a complex issue requiring explanation of many technical terms and concepts in order to achieve successful community involvement in site decisions. There are several resources available to regulators to help them involve the community in decisions about sampling in and around homes and businesses as well as installing and maintaining mitigation systems. There also are resources available to communities and other stakeholders to help them understand the complex technical issues behind identifying and mitigating vapor intrusion.
For Stakeholders and Community
A Stakeholder's Guide to Vapor Intrusion
Seigel, Lenny, 5 pp, November 2009.
A nine-page general introduction to vapor intrusion and investigation and remedial techniques.
STAKEHOLDERS SPEAK UP A Summary of Community Views at the National Forum on Vapor Intrusion Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Seigel, Lenny, 5pp, January 2009.
Points out many of the sources of indoor air contaminants and what you can do about them.
Fact Sheet: Vapor Intrusion & Indoor Air Contamination from Waste Sites
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Short fact sheet answers questions like How do vapors get into buildings?, What contaminants might be entering my home?, Why is vapor intrusion a concern?, and What happens if a problem is found?
Brownfields Technology Primer: Vapor Intrusion Considerations for Redevelopment
EPA 542-R-08-001, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 49 pp, March 2008.
Primer is designed for land revitalization stakeholders concerned about vapor intrusion, including property owners, municipalities, and real estate developers. It provides an overview of the vapor intrusion issue and how it can affect redevelopment. It also summarizes techniques for quickly and cost effectively assessing the potential for vapor intrusion, as well as techniques for mitigating it.
Vapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical Guide
Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, 172 pp, January 2007.
Appendix A provides a listing of items that individuals conducting a vapor intrusion study should be prepared to address.
Appendix H: “Community Involvement Guidance” recommends how to engage communities when a neighborhood needs indoor air sampling due to subsurface vapor intrusion. Includes an occupant dwelling questionnaire.
Petroleum Vapor Intrusion (PVI) Compendium
U.S. EPA, Office of Underground Storage Tanks website, 2011
The PVI Compendium website provides links to issue papers, a webinar, and additional information resources.
Facts About…Vapor Intrusion
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 2 pp.
Fact sheet provides general information to the public about vapor intrusion and is intended to supplement other technical guidance documents prepared by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Implementing Effective Community Engagement at Vapor Intrusion Sites
Risk Communication and Risk Management at Vapor Intrusion Sites – Ignore at Your Own Risk
Ivens, Ellen, presented at Vapor Intrusion 2010 in Chicago, IL, 13 pp, September 2010.
A comparison of the different communications strategies applied at two vapor intrusion sites and their outcomes, illustrates the common principles and pitfalls for consultants.
Lenape Manufacturing Site, Perkasie, Bucks County, PA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2pp, October 26, 2009.
EPA public notice explains an upcoming soil vapor intrusion investigation in a neighborhood. Explains sampling plan, work schedule, next steps, etc.
Vapor Intrusion Public Participation Advisory
California EPA, Department of Toxic Substances Control, 109 pp, 2012.
This Advisory describes public participation approaches designed to facilitate effective communication and coordination with communities and stakeholders affected by or concerned with vapor intrusion at sites that have a potentially complete indoor air exposure pathway.