Terms of Reference
Project description and aims
The contaminated sites management is a process that has different speeds in Members States. This is due partly to differences in legislation that would mean different definitions as for making some examples “potentially contaminated sites”, “contaminated sites”, “remediated sites”. For this reason, the European Commission-JRC launched an initiative with EEA-EIONET network to find common definitions and a survey in MS in 2018 (https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/status-local-soil-contamination-europe-revision-indicator-progress-management-contaminated-sites) that resulted in defining 6 site statuses.
The outcomes of this projects are:
• Support/exchange technical experience required to make progress with the task “Remediation verification scheme” in Europe in order to enable those MS in which no procedure is currently taking place to have one reference.
• Schemes for remediation verification.
• Launch a discussion on a possible role IMPEL could play in this context, having in mind its strategy to share knowledge, skills and good practices, producing technical guidance, coordinating action between countries.
Request to submit case studies remediation technologies
This year, Water and Land Remediation will focus on two techniques: In Situ Chemical Oxidation and Soil Vapor Extraction. We invite any institutions, control authorities, universities, private companies, or other stakeholders to submit also more case studies regarding these two remediation technologies. The deadline for the collection of case studies is 15 January 2021. The submission formats with all the instruction needed are reported here:
SVE Questionnaire IMPEL WL project 2020 09
ISCO Questionnaire IMPEL WL project 2020 09
Lead country and contact
• Soil Thematic strategy.
• COM(2006)231 final.
• Stockholm Convention (art. 6, last version).
• MINAMATA Convention on Mercury.
• No net land take by 2050 reported for the first time in the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, COM(2011) 571 final.