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TGM for the Implementation of the Hawai'i State Contingency Plan
Section 18.0
REPORT FORMATS AND CONTENT GUIDELINES

18.0 REPORT FORMATS AND CONTENT GUIDELINES

This section presents recommended format and content guidelines for planning, documentation, decision-making, and management document submittals under the Hawai`i State Contingency Plan (Hawai`i SCP) (Hawai`i Administrative Rules [HAR] 11-451). The objective of these guidelines is to produce clear, complete, easily-interpreted documentation of environmental response activities conducted under the Hawai`i SCP. This guidance promotes consistency in reporting, which expedites the review and approval process conducted by the Hawai`i Department of Health (HDOH) Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) Office.

In conjunction with this guidance, follow the systematic planning approach presented in Section 3.  Reporting needs will vary depending on investigation and response complexity (e.g., remedial vs. removal actions) and other factors; report outlines presented in this Section should not be viewed as required "fill in the blank" templates. The HEER Office acknowledges a variety of existing report contents/formats used by environmental consultants and does not require a single specific report template. Rather, the detailed guidance presented throughout the Technical Guidance Manual (TGM) should be closely reviewed and followed during development of report submittals. Report outlines within this Section provide guidance to assure that necessary report elements are included in submitted reports.