EPA OSWER Encourages Use of ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups

The Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) issued a memo in December 2013 that recognizes the ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups as a resource to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanups. The memo, which was recently posted on EPA’s website, reaffirms the Agency’s support for this effort and recommends that EPA regional offices and OSWER program offices facilitate and encourage use of the standard guide in cleanup practices. The final Standard Guide was issued in November 2013.

To see the OSWER memo, visit http://1.usa.gov/1lgDYpX.