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NAVFAC Alternative Restoration Technologies Team (ARTT) Workgroup

Workgroup Charter:

ARTT is a NAVFAC chartered workgroup established to promote the use of cost-effective, innovative technologies in the Navy's Installation Restoration (IR) program.  The ARTT carries out its charter by fostering partnerships, supporting research and technical resources, and encouraging participation in NAVFAC-wide efforts.  ARTT performs the following tasks for the Navy's cleanup program:

  • Identifies barriers that make it hard to use innovative technologies.
  • Recommends process changes to eliminate those barriers.
  • Proposes ways to develop and use new technologies.
  • Develops strategies to support use of innovative technologies.
  • Identifies potential sites and innovative technologies for demonstration projects.


Click on "ARTT Work Group Charter" under the Related Documents section below for additional information regarding the charter.


What's New:

Interested parties are welcome to participate in ARTT meetings.



ARTT accomplishments in fiscal year 2003 include:

  • Updated the Environmental Restoration Web site to incorporate Navy feedback;
  • Supported and raised awareness of key research and development efforts;
  • Provided guidance for the selection of technology transfer topics;
  • Shared information on the selection of innovative technologies;
  • Supported two workshops and two seminars on innovative technologies.

Past accomplishments have been to improve information sharing throughout the NAVFAC community. One way the ARTT achieved this goal was through promoting technology transfer (T2). The ARTT assisted with the Groundwater Technical Forum hosted by Southwest Division (SWDIV), provided substantial input for NAVFAC T2 products, and created a Tiger Team for NAS North Island. The ARTT workgroup has also worked closely with the Research and Development community by providing input to Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center  (EXWC) ESTCP proposals, reviewing and ranking the new needs for YO817, and working with the ONR to identify needs and obtain results from past research. The ARTT has improved information sharing by supporting and reviewing CECOS Training courses on Advanced Environmental Restoration and Remedy Selection & Closure.


Future Efforts:

  • To increase technical support through information dissemination within the various NAVFAC workgroups and Tiger Teams.
  • To continue to partner with NAVFAC EXWC to develop and improve T2 tools by keeping up with ESTCP/SERDP and emerging technologies.
  • To maintain a strong support of training initiatives.


Additional Information:


        The ARTT continues to partner with NAVFAC workgroups, as well as other agencies.

                NAVFAC Work Groups
                    Optimization (OPT) Work Group
                    Risk Assessment Work Group (RAW)
                    Installation Restoration/Geographic Information System (IR/GIS) Work Group
                    Munitions Response (MR) Work Group

                 Other agencies
                    Army Environmental Center (AEC)
                    Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)
                    EPA Technology Innovation Office (TIO)
                    Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC)
                    United States Geological Survey (USGS)


        Workgroup Members:

ARTT consists of representatives from the Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, NAVFAC Headquarters, the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, and remedial technical managers (RTMs) or remedial project managers (RPM) representing each of NAVFAC's Facilities Engineering Commands (FECs).



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ARTT Publications

Topics Title and Description Pages Size (KB)

ARTT Work Group Charter, NAVFAC (May 1998)

NAVFAC Alternative Restoration Technology Team (ARTT) Workgroup Charter establishing the workgroup.

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2005 Summary

Alternative Restoration Technology Team (ARTT) Handout of 2005 (December 2005)

The  Alternative Restoration Technology Team (ARTT) is a NAVFAC chartered work group established to promote and implement the use of cost-effective, innovative technologies and methods in the Department of the Navy's Installation Restoration Program. This Handout gives a summary of the 2005 accomplishments and plans.

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T2 Program Plan

Technology Transfer (T2) Five Year Program Plan for Environmental Restoration 2009-2014

The Technology Transfer (T2) Five Year Plan identifies remaining technical challenges in the ER Program and guides the focus of the T2 program in order to maintain awareness of the challenges faced by Navy Remedial Project Managers. It reviews the T2 process, mechanisms, and products that are planned for the future and provides overall conclusions on future direction.

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T2 Program Plan

Technology Transfer (T2) Five Year Program Plan for Environmental Restoration 2004-2008

NAVFAC has been exploring new and improved methods for technology transfer (T2) to increase knowledge about the new developments within the Environmental Restoration community for the Navy to help promote innovative solutions, meet cleanup challenges, and reduce cleanup costs.

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Tech Demos

Technology Demonstrations for the Installation Restoration Program, NAVFAC Alternative Restoration Technology Team (ARTT) Workgroup Report (6 February 2004)


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2003 Summary

ARTT Annual Summary of Initiatives Brochure NAVFAC (January 2003, version 5)

ARTT is a NAVFAC chartered workgroup established to promote and implement the use of cost effective, innovative technologies, and methods in the Navy Installation Restoration (IR) Program

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2002 Summary

ARTT Annual Summary of Initiatives Brochure, NAVFAC (January 2002, version 4)

ARTT is a NAVFAC chartered workgroup established to promote and implement the use of cost effective, innovative technologies and methods in the Navy Installation Restoration (IR) program. The brochure gives a summary of the year's accomplishments and plans.

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Technical Publications

Topics Title and Description Pages Size (KB)

NAVFAC RPM Update: In Situ Chemical Oxidation Design Considersations, (June 2015)


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NAVFAC RPM Update: In Situ BioGeochemical Transformation, (June 2015)


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NAVFAC RPM Update: Design Considerations for Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination (ERD),  (June 2015)


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MC Pathways

NAVFAC RPM Update: Munitions Constituents (MC) Attenuation Pathways, (June 2015)


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Passive sampling

Transitioning from Conventional to Passive Sampling for Groundwater,  (April 2013)

This fact sheet provides an overall framework that can be used to assist Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) in designing a transition plan from conventional sampling to passive sampling for groundwater.

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Bioremediation-Using in Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Source Zones Fact Sheet, (April 2012)

This fact sheet reviews factors that determine if bioremediation can be used in a dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) source zone.

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In Situ Chemical Oxidation Fact Sheet ,(Sept 2011)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the ISCO technology and lessons learned during its implementation.

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Site Management

LNAPL Site Management Handbook, (November 2010)

The LNAPL Site Management Handbook provides an overview of effective strategies for managing LNAPL-contaminated sites to ensure protectiveness of human health and the environment, while simultaneously avoiding unnecessary and prolonged remedial efforts.

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Risk Management

Groundwater Risk Management Handbook, (January 2008)

Overview of groundwater risk management strategies that can be used to support the six optimization concepts addressed in the guidance document for Optimizing Remedy Evaluation, Selection, and Design (NAVFAC, 2010). Various risk management strategies such as establishing points of compliance (POCs), alternate concentration limits (ACLs), performing mixing zone analyses, and Technical Impracticability (TI) waivers are presented, along with key optimzation concepts, that can be used to support effective and sustainable groundwater restoration at Navy sites.

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zero-valent iron

Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) Powder Injection for In-situ Dechlorination of Chlorinated Organic Compounds at Hunters Point Shipyard, SF CA (March, 2003)

The Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) chemical reduction (for dehalogenation) process was used at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard for a cost performance evaluation. This presentation was given at the 5th Environmental Technology Symposium & Workshop in Charlotte NC on 24 March 2003

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Cost and Performance Reports

Topics Title and Description Pages Size (KB)
Electrical Resistance Heating

Cost and Performance Report Addendum of Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH),  (Sept 2008)

An evaluation of the cost and performance of electrical resistance heating (ERH), which was applied at Site 1 located at the U.S. Naval Station Annapolis

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Cost and Performance Report for a Persulfate Treatability Study at North Island, (Aug 2008)

Five Persulfate application projects at four Navy sites and one Marine Corps site provide useful information on performance of in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) under different site conditions.

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Cost and Performance Report for a Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) Treatability Study at North Island, (July 2008)

An evaluation of the cost and performance of a zero-valent iron (ZVI) pilot treatability study conducted for the treatment of chlorinated organics in groundwater at Operable Unit 20 at Naval Air Station North Island.

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Related Sites

Topics Title and Description Sponsor
Technolog Transfer

NAVFAC Environmental Restoration and BRAC – Environmental Restoration (ER) Technology Transfer (T2) Pages

This webpage provides information on the NAVFAC Technology Transfer program at EXWC.

Remediation Technologies

NAVFAC Environmental Restoration and BRAC – Remediation Technologies Page

This page provides links to multiple remediation technology pages.




NAVFAC Environmental Restoration and BRAC – Guidance, Policies, and Regulations Page

The cleanup of contaminated sites is governed by a variety of Federal, state and local laws and regulations and Navy policies. This page provides access to the information either as documents on this site or links to other Web sites.

Vapor Intrusion

NAVFAC Environmental Restoration and BRAC – Vapor Intrusion Page

This page provides information on the Department of the Navy's approach to vapor intrusion.

Munitions Response

NAVFAC Environmental Restoration and BRAC – Munitions Response Program Page

This page provides information on the Department of the Navy's Munitions Response program to clean up past contamination from munitions.

Naval Research

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Homepage

The mission of the Office of Naval Research is to: foster, plan, facilitate and transition scientific research in recognition of its paramount importance to enable future naval power and the preservation of national security.

Naval Research Laboratory

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Homepage

The NRL website provides reports, fact sheets and public releases on the work done at the laboratory in support of the needs of future naval capabilities and past work.


Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Homepage

SERDP identifies, develops and transitions environmental technologies that relate directly to defense mission accomplishment. ESTCP runs demonstration projects to test promising innovative remedation technologies.


Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable Homepage

Member Agencies, Partnerships and Consortiums, Meetings, Publications Library, Cost & Performance - Case studies on full-and demonstration-scale remedial technologies, Characterization & Monitoring, Optimization and Evaluation, Technology Demonstrations.


Interstate Technology & Regulatory Cooperation (ITRC)

Information related to the expediting regulatory acceptance of the use of innovative remediation technologies.

Technology Innovation

EPA - Technology Innovation Program Web Site

The Technology Innovation Program's Web Site provides information about characterization and treatment technologies for the hazardous waste remediation community.

Remediation Technologies

EPA - Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF) Homepage

RTDF was establsihed in 1992 by EPA to foster collaboration between the publc and private sectors in developing innovative solutions to mutual hazardous waste problems.

Technology Verification

U.S. EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program Homepage

The U.S. EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program was developed to test protocols for and verify the performance of innovative environmental technologies.

Superfund Technologies

U.S. EPA Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Homepage

Technology profiles are available on innovative treatment and monitoring and measurement technologies participating in the EPA's SITE Demonstration, Emerging Technology, and Measurement and Monitoring Programs. These two-page profiles contain the technology developer and process name, a technology description with schematics or photos, waste applicability, EPA's status and demonstration results report, and points of contact for both the developer and the EPA.


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Homepage

Science Topics: Biology, Geology, Mapping, Water; also, News Releases, Products, Education, Fact Sheets (Environment, Hazards, Information, Resources, By States) and Internet Resources.



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