Energy & Environment
Federal Facilities Activities
Natural Resource Damages Issues at Federal Facilities
NAAG?s Environment Project, supported by the Department of Energy?s Office of Environmental Management, is spearheading an initiative exploring natural resource damages at federal facilities. The initiative includes three major parts, preparation of a list of resources for people working on natural resource issues, development of discussion papers (sometimes called ?white papers? and presentation of the group?s findings to the larger DOE stakeholder audience.
- Links to Statutes and Regulations, Websites of Pertinent Regulators and Resource Managers
- Code of Federal Regulations: Title 43 Public Lands: Interior: Natural Resource Damage Assessments
Department of the Interior?s Natural Resource Damage Assessment Rules
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment
EPA?s website discussing natural resource damages
- Natural Resource Damages
Links to websites of state, territorial and tribal trustees are available through EPA?s website.
- Memorandum of Understanding Among Federal Agencies with respect to Natural Resource Damages
- General Natural Resource Damage Background Materials
- Natural Resources Damages Monograph
- NRD and the DOE. Integrating Ecosystem Recovery into the Remediation Process
- NRDA, Methods and Cases
- NRDA as Related to DOE Site Cleanup Concerns
- Background Materials on Calculations and Valuation
- Calculating the Cost of Natural Resource Damage
- Calculating Compensatory Restoration Damage Assessments, the California Experience
- Valuation of Groundwater Quality
- Federal Documents, Policies and Guidelines
- Estimate of Potential NRD Liabilities at US DOE Sites
- US DOE Integration Guidance (October 91)
- US DOE Integration Guidance (October 93)
- Federal Agency MOU
Issues under Study
The issues surrounding groundwater as a resource amenable to NRD claims, including valuing it.
A model consent decree covering the major aspects of an NRD settlement, including alternatives and discussion of the strategies, advantages and disadvantages associated with the variations.
A discussion of the ?Cooperative Assessment? approach that NOAA has worked on, with an eye to what approaches have been most productive with respect to structuring the group of people working on specific aspects of a CA, timing, and so forth. Integration of restoration and remediation.
Scaling issues/restoration credits
How to deal with the fact that in these cases, the United States has several roles and potentially conflicting aims and interests.
Munitions Response Committee: References, Source Materials and Discussion Papers
SAVE THE DATE
San Diego, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Hunter
National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC
Contact: Judy McKee
Louisville Metro Police Department, LMPD Training Academy
Contact: Judy McKee
Sheraton Four Points, Norwood, MA
Contact: Hedda Litwin
Contact: Bill Malloy
Washington, DC and New York City, NY
Contact: Jeanette Manning