Accession Number : ADA260691


Title :   Risk Reduction as a Criterion for Measuring Progress of the Installation Restoration Program


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Edwards, Jr, Scott


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260691.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : To properly manage the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) in the future, the Air Force (AF) needs a method to assess progress based on improvements in environmental conditions. An integral part of evaluating progress toward protecting human health and the environment is the assessment of risk reduction as a result of cleanup actions. The AF currently uses the Defense Priority Model (DPM) to assist in setting priorities for funding remedial actions at IRP sites. The DPM provides a numerical score for IRP sites representing the relative potential risk based on the environmental conditions at a site before remedial actions are taken. This study investigates using the DPM to provide an indicator or progress based on improvements in environmental conditions at IRP sites. Rescoring the DPM to represent site conditions after remedial actions shows a reduction in relative risk as contaminant levels and transport potential are changed. A multi-criteria decision modeling technique was used to combine the relative risk data with other administrative measures of progress currently used by the AF. The results provide a method to rank the accomplishments at IRP sites.... Environmental Cleanup, Environmental Restoration, Environmental Risk Assessment, Defense Priority Model, Installation Restoration Program, Multi-Criteria Decision Making.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *INSTALLATION RESTORATION , AIR FORCE , RISK , DECISION MAKING , MODELS , HUMANS , INDICATORS , ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , CONTAMINANTS , HEALTH , SITES , THESES , REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE