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Main Title Rethinking the components, coordination, and management of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency laboratories /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 890758144
ISBN 030931237X; 9780309312370
Subjects Environmental protection--United States. ; Research--United States--Management--Evaluation--Congresses. ; Research--United States--Evaluation--Congresses. ; Research--Evaluation. ; Research--Management--Evaluation.
Additional Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD170.93 .R48 2014 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 10/20/2014
EHBM  TD170.93.R48 2014 NHEERL/AED Library/Narragansett,RI 12/15/2014
EJBM  TD170.93.R48 2014 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/03/2014
EJDM  TD170.93.R48 2014 OASQA Library/Fort Meade,MD 09/14/2015
EKCM  TD170.93.R48 2014 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 10/27/2014
ELBM  TD170.93.R48 2014 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/17/2015
ENAM  TD170.93.R48 2014 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 08/16/2016
ERAM  TD170.93 .R48 2014 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/27/2014
ESAM  TD170.93.R48 2014 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/29/2014
Collation xiv, 103 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-66).
Contents Notes
Analytic Framework -- Laboratory Science Capabilities -- Management -- Addressing Future Challenges -- Principles and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Statement of Task -- Appendix B: Biographic Information of the Committee on Strengthening the US Environmental Protection Agency Laboratory Enterprise -- Appendix C: Presenters at the Committee's Information-Gathering Sessions -- Appendix D: Relevant Findings and Recommendations From Previous Reports -- Appendix E: Summary of EPA Personnel by Laboratory Type for 2013. "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applies scientific results that have been provided by various parts of its own organization and by external organizations. The agency requires substantial high-quality inhouse scientific expertise and laboratory capabilities so that it can answer questions related to regulation, enforcement, and environmental effects of specific chemicals, activities, and processes. It is also usually faced with situations in which research or analytic work is time-critical, so it maintains dedicated laboratory staff and facilities that can respond quickly to such needs. In recent years, EPA has made several changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its laboratories, such as the designation of national program directors to align the work of research laboratories with the needs of the agency's regulatory program offices. The agency is currently undertaking an integrated evaluation of it laboratories to enhance the management effectiveness and efficiency of its laboratory enterprise and to enhance its capabilities for research and other laboratory-based scientific and technical activities. The results of EPA's evaluation are expected to include options for colocation and consolidation of laboratory facilities. Rethinking the Components, Coordination, and Management of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Laboratories assesses EPA's highest-priority needs for mission-relevant laboratory science and technical support, develops principles for the efficient and effective management of EPA's laboratory enterprise to meet the agency's mission needs and strategic goals, and develops guidance for enhancing efficiency and effectiveness now and during the next 10 years. EPA's laboratories play a vital role in the agency's work. The findings and recommendations of this report will help EPA to develop an implementation plan for the laboratory enterprise."--Publisher's description.