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HISTORY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE US EPA'S SUPERFUND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION (SITE) MONITORING AND MEASUREMENT (MMT) PROGRAM
BILLETS, S. AND A. Dindal. HISTORY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE US EPA'S SUPERFUND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION (SITE) MONITORING AND MEASUREMENT (MMT) PROGRAM. JOURNAL OF TESTING AND EVALUATION (ASTM). American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 35(5):486-495, (2007).
Article will be published in the Journal of Testing and Evaluation
This manuscript presents the history and evolution of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Monitoring and Measurement Technology (MMT) Program. This includes a discussion of how the fundamental concepts of a performance testing/verification program were developed in response to the 1986 Congressional legislation that was enacted to bring together technology developers, technology users, and EPA’s credibility in a national testing program. The original impetus for the program was driven by the technology developers’ pressing need for a cost effective and technically credible program for showcasing the performance of their technologies to EPA Regions and other federal agencies. The SITE Program was EPA’s first technology verification program, and it has served as a model for subsequent technology evaluation programs. The performance characteristics of 70 technologies have been verified by the SITE MMT Program. A survey of developers participating in the program indicated their satisfaction; a summary of their responses is presented. The outcome of the program and its legacy represent an important contribution to the EPA Superfund Program and the use of field analytical technologies.