EVALUATION OF EXISTING METHODS
FOR UXO RISK ASSESSMENT
|•||Interim Range Rule Risk Methodology (IR3M),|
|•||Ordnance and Explosives Cost-Effectiveness Risk Tool (OECert),|
|•||Risk Assessment Code (RAC),|
|•||Ordnance and Explosives Risk Impact Analysis (OERIA), and|
|•||Natural and Cultural Resources Bank (NCRB).|
This chapter evaluates these tools. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify strengths and limitations of the existing tool set to help the Army set priorities for future investments in developing credible UXO risk assessment methods.
Each of the risk assessment methods reviewed in this chapter was designed for a different purpose. Consequently, the methods have different features. Evaluating them is not possible without first understanding the spectrum of uses for which they were intended and the variations in their design. We developed a matrix to categorize the methods according to intended use, types of risks addressed, amounts of data required, and form of output produced. Table 3.1 categorizes the tools according to these features.