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Long Term Stewardship Work Group

** This Work Group is no longer active

The Long-Term Stewardship Work Group serves as a focal point within ECOS for dialogue on long-term stewardship issues with the federal, state, local, and tribal governments and other organizations as appropriate

The Long-Term Stewardship (LTS) Work Group was created by a charter at ECOS' 2004 Spring Meeting in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Due to a lack of funding support, the LTS Work Group is currently inactive.

At the 2003 Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, ECOS passed a resolution which authorized entering into a Long-Term Stewardship Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. This resolution was reaffirmed at the 2006 Spring Meeting in Charleson, South Carolina.

Long-Term Stewardship Roundtable

On April 4-5, 2007, 250 people representing 42 states, EPA, local governments and other groups met at the 2007 LTS Roundtable and Training to discuss issues related to long-term stewardship (LTS) and institutional controls. In plenary sessions, participants heard a panel discussion on roles and responsibilities related to LTS and presentations by several companies that offer products that can address data availability and collaboration challenges. In breakout sessions, attendees had the opportunity to learn about and discuss issues related to financing and costing of LTS; LTS data exchange; LTS and institutional controls tools; optimization; partnerships, roles, and responsibilities; and tracking, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement. Numerous state representatives made presentations based on experience in their agencies. Copies of the presentations’are available on EPA's Institutional Controls page.