NPFC - EM 200-1-2
TECHNICAL PROJECT PLANNING PROCESS
|Publication Date:||29 February 2016|
a. This Engineer Manual (EM) describes the Technical Project Planning (TPP) process for identifying project objectives and designing data collection programs at hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste (HTRW) sites and munitions response (MR) sites. The TPP process helps ensure that the requisite type, quality, and quantity of data are obtained to satisfy project objectives that lead to informed decisions and site closeout. The TPP process can be used from investigation through closeout at small, simple sites as well as large, complex sites. The TPP process is a critical component of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) quality management system that meets the American National Standard (ANSI/ASQC E4) for planning the collection and evaluation of environmental data. This EM is intended for use by USACE project managers and both technical and contractor personnel for implementation of Engineer Regulation (ER) 5-1-11.
b. The foundation of Corps of Engineers environmental work is the Environmental Operating Principles as specified in ER 200-1-5. These seven tenets serve as guides and must be applied in all Corps business lines as we strive to achieve a sustainable environment.
Applicability. This EM applies to all HQUSACE elements and USACE commands responsible for hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste projects.