The Land Use Controls Task Group of the ECOS-DoD Sustainability Workgroup has focused on issues related to providing confidence in land use controls.
June 15-16, 2006 Meeting
The Land Use Controls Task Group met on June 15-16, 2006 as part of a larger ECOS-DoD Sustainability Work Group Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Provided below is a summary of their session and other information.
Land Use Controls Task Group June 15-16, 2006 Meeting Summary
Web-based Tool for Managing Land Use Controls, LUC Tracker - Presentation by Dan Waddill, Department of the Navy
Institutional Controls Roundtable & Training - April 4-6, 2006
ASTSWMO, US EPA, and ICMA are co-sponsoring the Institutional Controls Roundtable & Training on April 4-6,2006 in Tucson, Arizona. The purpose of the IC Roundtable & Training is to provide informational presentations and transferable lessons to help ensure effective identification, evaluation, selection, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and enforcement of institutional controls.
The LUCs Task Group has drafted a resolution on environmental covenants for consideration by the ECOS membership. This draft resolution will be reviewed and voted on in the Spring of 2006. If it is passed by the ECOS membership, it will become one of many resolutions that describe ECOS policy.
New Guidance on Institutional Controls from EPA
In February, EPA published "Institutional Controls: A Citizen's Guide to Understanding Institutional Controls at Superfund, Brownfields, Federal Facilities, Underground Storage Tank, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Cleanups".
Meeting February 2-3, 2005
At a meeting in Washington, DC on February 2-3, 2005, the LUCs Task Group heard presentations from numerous other people who have worked on LUCs issues.
One Call for Brownfields: Making Institutional Controls Work by Donald Gardner with the Portland Office of Transportation
Land Use and Commitment Monitoring for Redevelopment and Environmental Protection by Bob Wenzlau of Terradex
Visualizing the Landscape of LUC Management by Bruce-Sean Reshen of the MGP Group
An overall summary of their session can be accessed below:
Summary of Land Use Controls Task Group Session on February 2-3, 2005
Land Use Control Strategic Plan
During its first several meetings, the LUCs task group worked on its strategic plan for addressing the issue. The strategic plan attached below was presented to ECOS at its 2004 Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.
Land Use Controls Strategic Plan