Triad is a Federal/State Interagency Partnership
Frequently Asked Questions
What are real-time measurement technologies?
What is the Triad approach?
What makes the Triad different from past efforts to improve the CERCLA process (the Observational Approach, Expedited Site Characterization (ESC), Data Quality Objectives (DQO), the Streamlined Approach for Environmental Remediation (SAFER), Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Program (SACM), etc.)? Is the Triad here to stay?
What is the extent of regulatory acceptance of the Triad? What State regulatory agencies have bought into the Triad?
What are field-based measurement technologies?
How does the Triad differ from what I would traditionally do under CERCLA or RCRA?
Why should I consider using the Triad for my project?
Are there any situations where I should not use the Triad?
What real-time measurement and/or field measurement techniques are currently available?
How are real-time measurement systems related to the EPA Contract Laboratory Program and to the Superfund analytical method classification system?
Budgets, contracting, staffing, documentation and other Triad implementation questions.
How much more will a Triad approach cost on the front end of a typical project, and how much savings can be expected over the life of a project?
Is there guidance about how project budgeting should change to effectively implement a Triad approach?
What contracting mechanisms will allow me to implement the Triad? How do I procure subcontractor support for dynamic work activities when the final scope of work is unknown? What if I am stuck with a fixed price contracting mechanism?
What impact will the Triad have on my staffing requirements and associated training needs?
How do I effectively communicate dynamic changes in data collection to my field staff? How do I organize the work effort to keep this from becoming chaotic?
How long are field measurement locations and results valid since it may not be possible to archive samples and locations may not be protected?
What contingencies are necessary to assure that project progress is not hampered?
What is the most logical sequence of activities to reach project goals?
At what frequency should senior staff review field and laboratory activities?
Are health and safety requirements different for a Triad approach?
Does the Triad change project documentation requirements?