3.1.1 Project Planning Team

All members of the investigation project team (e.g., consultants, regulators, risk assessors, geologists, analytical chemists, and toxicologists) should be involved in the entire ISM development process.Systematic planning should be conducted by a project team composed of individuals who are knowledgeable about the site background and investigation goals. Required information likely includes the geographical layout, sampling constraints, laboratory analytical methods, statistical goals, and data interpretation. The ideal size of the planning team varies with the complexity and importance of the problem. Depending on the particular project, the project planning team may include expertise in chemistry, data analysis, engineering, field sampling, geology, quality assurance, modeling, regulatory requirements, risk assessment, soil science, statistics, and toxicology. The ITRC ISM Team recommends all members of the investigation project team be involved in the ISM development process.