NAVFAC has several environmental work groups that help in the development of innovative solutions to environmental cleanup problems.
The Alternative Restoration Technology Team (ARTT) Work Group is a team of Navy environmental professionals that has been formed to promote the use of innovative environmental restoration technologies
The Munitions Response (MR) Work Group was established as an advisory group to the Environmental Restoration (ER) Managers Workgroup to develop and recommend for approval Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)-wide MR guidance, and promote the use of best available technologies and methodologies for managing cleanup of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) and Munitions Constituents (MC) on Navy installations, with the ultimate goal of reducing explosives hazards and environmental risks in a cost-effective and timely manner.
The Installation Restoration/Geographic Information System (IR/GIS) Work Group was established as an IR Manager's advisory group. The work group coordinated development of a corporate methodology using common business practices for enhancing and facilitating the use of IR data through GIS and web based applications in a consistent and cost effective manner. The system they developed is the Naval Installation Restoration Information Solution (NIRIS), a database used by all the FECs and NFESC to manage all IR Program data.
This work group has developed guidance documents on optimization of remedial actions including long term monitoring, optimizing remedy selection and remedial design; and for site closeout.
The Risk Assessment Work Group (RAW) was established as an advisory group to the Installation Restoration Managers and Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) to promote the efficient application of the human health and ecological risk assessment processes at NAVFAC sites. The ultimate purpose of RAW is to achieve protection of human health and the environment in a scientifically defensible, cost-effective and timely manner. This will be accomplished through the promotion of information sharing and consistency among all members and various regulatory agencies.
The Sediments Workgroup is a new workgroup whose purpose is to examine the Navy’s sites with contaminated sediments and evaluate the effectiveness of various investigation, remediation, and monitoring technology options.