EPA Science Inventory

Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) Policy Compendium

Citation:

HARTZELL, E. Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) Policy Compendium. EPA/600/R-08/025, 2008.

Impact/Purpose:

Overview of policies and procedures used to guide the operation of the ETV program and it's centers.

Description:

The Policy Compendium summarizes operational decisions made to date by participants in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) to encourage consistency among the ETV centers. The policies contained herein evolved from group decisions made by the verification organizations (VOs), EPA ETV team, and other EPA personnel during the original concept period (1993 to 1995), the operation of the actual pilot period (1995 to 2000), and subsequently. As such, the policies are and will continue to be modified as necessary and, although they generally apply to the entire ETV Program, there may be exceptions to which certain policies may not apply. The main source for each policy is cited after each policy statement. The primary sources include ETV team meetings and ETV publications, such as the ETV Program Verification Strategy (EPA 1997) and ETV Quality Management Plan (EPA 2007). Policies are valid as of the date of issuance and the document will be updated periodically. Conformity with these policies is voluntary except where stipulated as part of the VO's agreement with EPA. The ETV Policy Compendium is divided into two main sections. Section 1 addresses core policies that generally apply to all of the ETV centers and ESTE projects. Section 2 explains policies that apply to individual steps in the operational processes of the ETV Program.

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Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) Policy Compendium

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (ETV DOCUMENT)
Product Published Date: 02/10/2008
Record Last Revised: 01/30/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 189063

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

IMMEDIATE OFFICE