ATSDR Site Tool
What is the ATSDR Brownfield and Land Reuse Site Tool© ?
This Tool is a rapid site screening and multiple chemical exposure dose calculating tool that allows users to assess sites by past/future use, institutional controls, sensitive populations, and suspected or confirmed contamination.
Why was the Brownfield and Land Reuse Site Tool© Developed?
A survey of local health departments indicated a need for a system to:
- Provide inventory of sites
- Store records for public inquiry of sites
- Respond to inquiries
- Catalogue institutional controls, health concerns, violations, spills, contaminants, and emergency response events related to the property.
- Provide a “How To” guide to conduct a site visit
- Evaluate exposures by defining exposed populations and sub-groups, multiple exposure pathways, user specific ingestion rates for population groups or use defaults
- Calculate doses using ranges of exposure parameters, 95% Upper Confidence Limits, geometric mean, and other statistical parameters.
- Test the data for Normal/Log Normal distributions. Import and process laboratory data (10,000 data points per minute throughput)
- Verify calibrations.
- Troubleshoot analytical problems.
- Set up quality-assurance or quality-control programs.
- Conduct research and development.
What entities are using the ATSDR BF/LR Site Tool©?
- Health Departments (from local to state level)
- Development Community
- Regulatory Agencies
- Environmental Health Professionals
Creating a Brownfields Site Inventory while Protecting Public Health:
A model for a dose-calculator e-Tool
Presnted by CAPT Gary D. Perlman MPH
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
About the Presentation: The ATSDR Brownfields/Land Reuse Site Tool is a rapid site screening and multiple chemical exposure dose-calculating tool that allows users to assess sites by past/future use, institutional controls, sensitive populations, and suspected or confirmed contamination. The Site Tool may be used to create a Brownfields site inventory, required under EPA Assessment funding and can coordinate with ACRES. ATSDR supports users of the Site Tool through tutorials and webinars. ATSDR has tailored the Site Tool for specific applications and synchronization with GIS and other systems. Users of the Site Tool include city and county officials; state and local health agencies; consultants; and community groups, among many others. Requests for this free tool come from across the U.S. and Europe.
In this presentation, we will describe how public health can be integrated in redevelopment plans, provide an overview of tools and resources to enable health agency involvement in brownfields/land reuse projects, and present case examples of health agencies that have received funding to work on brownfields/land reuse projects.
Understand the connections between public health and brownfields/land reuse projects
Gain familiarity with the site tool to assist involvement in redevelopment
Discuss how this tool can be used for their sites
(Original web cast date: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:30-2:30 PM ET)
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- New Hours of Operation