Technical Outreach Services for Communities (TOSC) and Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) Programs

EPA Grant Number: R828772C009
Subproject: this is subproject number 009 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828772
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: HSRC (2001) - Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center for Developing In-Situ Processes for VOC Remediation in Groundwater and Soils
Center Director: Semprini, Lewis
Title: Technical Outreach Services for Communities (TOSC) and Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) Programs
Investigators: Lach, Denise H. , Williamson, Kenneth J.
Current Investigators: Williamson, Kenneth J. , Lach, Denise H.
Institution: Oregon State University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2003 (Extended to August 31, 2006)
Project Amount: Refer to main center abstract for funding details.
RFA: Hazardous Substance Research Centers - HSRC (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Land and Waste Management

Objective:

The hazardous substance centers can provide essential unbiased technical assistant to communities affected by hazardous wastes. This technical assistance helps communities to be involved in the process of remediation of contaminated sites and minimizing potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.

The objective of this project is to develop an effective technical outreach program for communities in the eight Western states that will help communities to be better informed, educated, and empowered in relation to hazardous waste sites and emissions in their community.

Approach:

The technical outreach program will partner with affected communities through dissemination of program brochures, by referrals by EPA Region 9 and 10 and state community involvement personnel, and by linking with various appropriate webpages that are frequently read by community groups. The program will provide technical assistance on a as-needed basis related to human health issues, understanding risk assessment, education on the CERCLA and state equivalent clean-up processes, review of technical documents, and community support at public hearings. Necessary criteria for community selection will be the presence of impacts from hazardous waste exposure and a recognized community group with which to interface; preference will be given to environmental justice and low-income communities.

Expected Results:

The technical outreach program is expected to provide a range of service to 10-15 communities during a year throughout the eight Western states.

Supplemental Keywords:

technical outreach, community involvement, hazardous wastes., RFA, Economic, Social, & Behavioral Science Research Program, Health, Scientific Discipline, Geographic Area, Waste, Health Risk Assessment, environmental justice, Risk Assessments, Hazardous Waste, Ecology and Ecosystems, Ecological Risk Assessment, Hazardous, EPA Region, outreach material, Region 9, contaminant transport, contaminant dynamics, hazardous environmental exposures, environmental risks, risk communication workshops, education, training and outreach, human exposure, remediation, community outreach, technology transfer, Region 10, community based intervention, human health risk, technical outreach, community support, hazardous substance contamination

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • 2004 Progress Report
  • 2005 Progress Report
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R828772    HSRC (2001) - Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center for Developing In-Situ Processes for VOC Remediation in Groundwater and Soils

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R828772C001 Developing and Optimizing Biotransformation Kinetics for the Bio- remediation of Trichloroethylene at NAPL Source Zone Concentrations
    R828772C002 Strategies for Cost-Effective In-situ Mixing of Contaminants and Additives in Bioremediation
    R828772C003 Aerobic Cometabolism of Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Compounds with Butane-Grown Microorganisms
    R828772C004 Chemical, Physical, and Biological Processes at the Surface of Palladium Catalysts Under Groundwater Treatment Conditions
    R828772C005 Effects of Sorbent Microporosity on Multicomponent Fate and Transport in Contaminated Groundwater Aquifers
    R828772C006 Development of the Push-Pull Test to Monitor Bioaugmentation with Dehalogenating Cultures
    R828772C007 Development and Evaluation of Field Sensors for Monitoring Bioaugmentation with Anaerobic Dehalogenating Cultures for In-Situ Treatment of TCE
    R828772C008 Training and Technology Transfer
    R828772C009 Technical Outreach Services for Communities (TOSC) and Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) Programs
    R828772C010 Aerobic Cometabolism of Chlorinated Ethenes by Microorganisms that Grow on Organic Acids and Alcohols
    R828772C011 Development and Evaluation of Field Sensors for Monitoring Anaerobic Dehalogenation after Bioaugmentation for In Situ Treatment of PCE and TCE
    R828772C012 Continuous-Flow Column Studies of Reductive Dehalogenation with Two Different Enriched Cultures: Kinetics, Inhibition, and Monitoring of Microbial Activity
    R828772C013 Novel Methods for Laboratory Measurement of Transverse Dispersion in Porous Media
    R828772C014 The Role of Micropore Structure in Contaminant Sorption and Desorption