Local and state government personnel, EPA staff, tribes, and nonprofits may request site-specific support for brownfields sites from the BTSC at no cost. Nongovernment organizations are limited to information requests only.
Planning support includes planning for the use of innovative technologies and strategies at a specific brownfields or land revitalization site. Support includes evaluating available documents, incorporating better use of field analytic technologies such as Incremental Composite Sampling (ICS), or High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC), and can include planning procurement activities or use of decision support tools such as Field Environmental Decision Support (FIELDS), Spatial Analysis Decision Assistance (SADA), Visual Sampling Plan (VSP), or Scribe.
Document reviews include technical reviews of requests for proposals (RFP), sampling and analysis plans (SAP), quality assurance project plans (QAPP), feasibility studies, engineering designs, or work plans. The BTSC evaluates the documents with regard to technology options, implementation processes, use of the Triad approach, and other appropriate elements.
Technology scoping includes preparing lists of potentially applicable technologies along with brief analyses of their advantages and disadvantages under specific conditions at a site and in light of the specific features and needs of a site. This function is not a formal review or approval process, but can provide decision makers with preliminary information in support of decisions or approvals.
Technology descriptions include brief (several pages) "layman’s" guides for a specific technology or technique. The guides can assist decision-makers to more fully understand the principles of the technology (along with its cost and the time necessary to implement it) and assist them in communicating the appropriateness of a technology to constituents and stakeholders.
Literature and electronic resource reviews include available information resources for technologies or classes of technologies relevant to specific decisions at a site. The purpose of the reviews is to allow stakeholders an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the technology options available for use at their sites.
The BTSC provides planning assistance and technical review capabilities to localities that are seeking to arrange demonstrations and evaluations of innovative sampling, analytical, or treatment technologies.