ITRC Industry Representative
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Establish your organization as a key force in expediting and improving the environmental cleanup process.
ITRC welcomes companies and trade associations to its Industry Affiliates Program (IAP). IAP provides three important elements to the environmental site owner, consultant or technology developer:
- information exchange on the development and deployment of innovative environmental technologies
- access to a large audience of state regulators, federal agency representatives, leading environmental companies, members of academia and public stakeholders
- participation in ITRC technical teams that produce technical regulatory guidance documents and training
Joining IAP allows your organization to:
- advance understanding of innovative environmental technologies and approaches
- anticipate important technical or regulatory developments
- improve decision making when innovative environmental technologies are used
- obtain regulatory consensus on appropriate innovative environmental technologies
- network with people from all aspects of the environmental community
- gain exposure in the environmental industry by authoring guidance documents and conducting training
All IAP members:
- receive public acknowledgement of their organization's support in ITRC literature and on the ITRC web site
- are provided with substantial discounts on ITRC meeting registration fees, classroom training sessions, and exhibit space at ITRC meetings
- are eligible for an ITRC Team recognition award based on exemplary service during the year (award provides a discount on IAP membership for the following year)
- have a direct line of communication with ITRC's Board of Advisors through the Board of Advisors Industry Representative
- have a mechanism to, as a group, review and comment on ITRC documents, training, and team proposals
Success Stories from IAP Members
Stephen C. Geiger, ERM, says, "ITRC technical/regulatory guidance documents and webinars have become necessary tools for the design and implementation of environmental investigation, monitoring and remediation. The multiple stakeholders who compose each ITRC team, representing many different perspectives, ensure that ITRC products contain a well-rounded, in-depth, and state-of-the-art presentation of all relevant issues."
John Sankey, True Blue Technologies, Inc., says, "ITRC guidance documents and teams have been an integral part of acceptance of environmental technologies and concepts for 21 years. The teams are made up of bright individuals, spanning from State and Federal Regulators, Site Owners, Environmental Consultants, Technology Providers, Public & Tribal Stakeholders to Academia. I encourage domestic and international folks in the environmental field to participate in ITRC for both individual and community enrichment."
Paul Favara, CH2M, says, "CH2M continues to support ITRC because it provides our technical staff a unique forum to collaboratively work with remediation industry stakeholders and solve some of the greatest challenges facing the remediation industry. Through ITRC’s collaborative working process, our staff is able to meet new people and develop career long relationships with other ITRC participants. By participating in ITRC workgroups, IAP members are exposed to a diversity of thought from regulators, site owners, vendors, and other consultants. Because there are so many different ways to contribute to various workgroups, all participants are able to have their work show up in the final work product, as long as they are inclined to put in the effort to provide a meaningful contribution. All CH2M staff who have participated in ITRC workgroups are eager to participate in future workgroups because they find the effort rewarding."
Roy Thun, Bridge Environmental, says, "ITRC presents a unique platform where industry representatives, state regulators, academia and stakeholders can comfortably collaborate to develop balanced solutions across a wide range of topics and issues."
Nathan Hagelin, Amec Foster Wheeler, says, "We at Amec Foster Wheeler are committed to ITRC and its mission to promote sound science and technologies for solving difficult environmental challenges. We gladly participate in the IAP because it affords access to individuals representing diverse perspectives and helps us as a company not only share our expertise broadly in a collaborative environment, but also to stay ahead of developments on important emerging issues. We place members on each active team with the expectation that they will participate enthusiastically and carry back their learnings to our clients and employees. Being active in ITRC gives us a voice in the very guidance documents we will be using to solve our clients’ challenges."
Jim Studer, InfraSUR, says, "InfraSUR, a small environmental consulting practice and IAP member, has benefited significantly through our efforts in supporting specific ITRC teams over the years. ITRC provides another avenue to give back to the industry and to society and we benefit through association with talented environmental professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference. The IAP membership platform represents an efficient mechanism for coordinating and communicating private sector involvement. Because of IAP, we have a better appreciation for the important work ITRC is doing, how our small contributions assist, and additional opportunities to get involved."
Bruce Bauman, API, says, "ITRC has distinguished itself over many years as the best national technical forum for multi-stakeholder engagement on high priority groundwater remediation topics. Its long list of outstanding, high-quality publications represents an impressive body of work that is highly valued by all practitioners. API is proud to play an active role in the critical work of ITRC."
Chris Mulry, GES, Inc., says, "I have always found ITRC guidance to be helpful and practical for a few reasons. First, ITRC attempts to present technical concepts and problem solutions in concise and simple language- the documents are actually readable. Second, ITRC presents a consensus approach that is not industry-biased and, as such, is generally well received by regulators. Third- and perhaps most important- each ITRC guidance document addresses community and stakeholder concerns and offers examples for effective communication. This latter component makes these documents unique and most helpful when there is a need to convey technical concepts to people unfamiliar with scientific jargon."
Edward Tyler, Kleinfelder, participated for several years on multiple ITRC Teams and considers participation in ITRC as an IAP member a meaningful investment for his company. He states, “ITRC participation presents an excellent forum for interaction with federal and state regulators and for the development of consensus on challenging issues surrounding environmental technologies. Moreover, ITRC collaboration provides a unique setting for advancing environmental technologies in a manner that meets regulatory and stakeholder concerns.”
Mark Kluger, Dajak, says, “ITRC affords tremendous value to the environmental community. By assembling committed industry leaders, regulators, academics, and stakeholders, ITRC enables the collaboration of a diverse group of professionals and ultimately provides outstanding guidance and training.”
Kelly Black, Neptune and Company, notes that ITRC participants are setting standards in the environmental community. She says, “I enjoy the opportunity to work with highly educated and experienced members of state and federal government to address environmental issues for which there are not standardized approaches accepted across the nation. Our clients benefit from the timely application of new knowledge we've gained via participation on ITRC Teams.”
Doug Downey, CH2M Hill, says, “participation on several ITRC Teams has provided a much needed link between our firm and state and industry technology leaders. The Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) technical guidance is a groundbreaking consensus document authored by regulatory agencies, consultants, and private stakeholders. This guidance will be an important tool in helping our staff understand and apply GSR principles in our work.”
Buddy Bealer, Shell, says, "ITRC’s consensus process brings stakeholders’ experience, challenges, and concerns to a common forum that encourages teamwork in finding solutions that work. What I find personally rewarding in working with ITRC is the opportunity to collaborate with smart, experienced people who have a mutual respect for the diverse perspectives that everyone brings to the table. Everyone is working towards a common goal – finding creative solutions to environmental challenges."