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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
INTRODUCTION. This chapter gives an overview of several of the most
common and well-researched integrated management practices (IMPs) currently in use.
Information is given on appropriate use, typical cost, maintenance needs, and
commonly required corrective actions. This information is meant to facilitate the
selection of IMPs appropriate for individual situations. This chapter is not exhaustive:
many other IMP types are in use or are under development. Evaluation of other
practices is left to the facility and regulatory agencies.
Most Appropriate Uses. This section outlines how each of the IMPs should
be incorporated into a site plan.
Cost Data. Cost data is given in 2003 U.S. dollars, except where noted. All
costs are estimates, and are given in broad ranges. These represent only initial costs
and do not account for life cycle costs such as maintenance. These cost estimates are
to be used for general planning purposes, not to create accurate project budgets.
Maintenance Issues. This section highlights some of the maintenance
requirements of the IMPs. It is meant to give a general sense of the maintenance
intensity of each of the technologies.
Corrective Actions. This section highlights some of the common problems
associated with each of the IMPs.
SOIL AMENDMENTS. Soil amendments, which include both soil
conditioners and fertilizers, make the soil more suitable for the growth of plants and
increase water retention capabilities. The use of soil amendments is conditional on their
compatibility with existing vegetation, particularly native plants.
Figure 8-1. Southern Maryland Wood Treating Site: On-site Thermal
Desorption of Contaminated Soils. Final Grading and LeafGro Placement