State Engagement Program

ITRC's State Engagement Program ensures that ITRC documents and training courses are available, promoted, and used. Each state assigns a staff person from its environmental agency to serve as an ITRC Point of Contact (POC).

ITRC State Point of Contact (POC) Map

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The goal of the ITRC State Engagement Program (SEP) is to work with state environmental agencies to foster good decision-making regarding the use of innovative environmental technologies for more effective environmental protection. The core purpose of the SEP is to ensure that ITRC documents and training courses are available, promoted, and used by staff at state environmental agencies and all other applicable stakeholders. The SEP is comprised of a network of the state Points of Contact (POCs), along with the State Engagement Coordinator (SEC)—who is a voting member of the ITRC Board of Advisors—and contract-based Program Advisor support. The POCs play an integral role by serving as advocates for ITRC in their state’s environmental agency and by communicating their state’s environmental priorities back to ITRC. The POCs are also instrumental in marketing and promoting ITRC tools and resources to other government agencies, industry, academia, and community and tribal groups.

ITRC Industry Recognition Awards State Engagement Winners click here

State Engagement Program Plan

The State Engagement Program Plan provides an overview of the SEP and outlines the focus areas, defines the goals of the program, and details the POC/SEP roles and responsibilities.

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POC Highlight

Scott Gestring
Montana POC

Position/Role with State Agency:
I am a DSMOA project officer with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's LUST Brownfield's Section. I also work on a few LUST Trust sites and have been the Department's laboratory liaison for a number of years.

POC Since: 2012

Best Part About Being a POC: It's a pleasure to be a part of an organization of talented, intelligent people committed to developing and disseminating information that can help us all enhance our environment. I thoroughly enjoyed the Spring 2013 meeting getting acquainted with other ITRC members and learning about the environmental challenges the states face.

Other Experience with ITRC: I have helped create and/or update a number of our Technical Guidance Documents such as NAPL Recovery and Vapor Intrusion. I have found the ITRC Technical/Regulatory Guidance documents to be invaluable resources and have referenced them extensively.

Hobbies/Activities Outside of Work/ITRC: I spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the numerous recreational opportunities in Montana. I love fishing, hiking, camping, canyoneering, mountain biking, playing softball, and rafting. I also help coach my son's baseball team and enjoy hitting the slopes with my kids (at least while I can still keep up with them).

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