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Main Title Promoting Improved Air Quality through Environmental Technology Verifications.
Author Brna, T. G. ; Farmer, J. R. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 2002
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/600/A-02/088 ; NRMRL-RTP-P-686
Stock Number PB2002-107528
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Indoor air ; Verification ; Performance ; Monitors ; Potable water ; Greenhouse effect ; Metal finishing ; Pollution prevention ; Environmental technology verifications
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2002-107528 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/23/2002
Collation 20p
The paper discusses the promotion of improved air quality through environmental technology verifications (ETVs). In 1995, the U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development began the ETV Program in response to President Clinton's 'Bridge to a Sustainable Future' and Vice President Gore's 'National Performance Review' to work with the private sector to establish a market-based verification process available to all environmental technologies. In its 1995-2000 pilot period, up to 12 pilot programs operated under the ETV Program to accelerate the commercialization of innovative or improved technologies through independent third-party verification and reporting of their performance. Normally, nonprofit organizations were selected competitively by EPA to manage these programs whose verification activities followed EPA guidelines. These guidelines include: a technology whose performance is to be verified must be commercially ready and voluntarily offered by its vendor who agrees to cost-share testing, and testing is by an independent organization that complies with the stakeholder-developed protocol approved by EPA.