Science Inventory

EPA Technical Support Centers (TSC): FY14 Lessons Learned

Citation:

Burden, D., J. McKernan, AND F. Barnett. EPA Technical Support Centers (TSC): FY14 Lessons Learned. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-15/239, 2015.

Impact/Purpose:

EPA’s Technical Support Centers (TSC) included in ORD’s Safe and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Action Plan fill the need for supplying subject-matter experts to continually assess state-of-the-art research and practices and channel this information to users in both direct applications (i.e., site-specific technical support) and general applications (i.e., technical transfer activities such as technical guidance documents, conferences, or workshops) . The TSCs are charged with providing solutions by: 1) linking EPA research to Agency decision-makers; 2) applying best practices to real world field applications; and 3) channeling feedback from field application to research communities. The TSP goal is to provide Regional Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), Corrective Action Staff, and On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) with a diverse set of readily-accessible resources for technical assistance. This research summary provides six case studies – two from each of the three TSCs (Ground Water Technical Support Center, Engineering Technical Support Center, and Site Characterization Technical Support Center) – to exemplify and summarize the variety of TSC approaches that contribute to fulfilling the TSP mission.

Description:

EPA’s Technical Support Centers (TSC) included in ORD’s Safe and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Action Plan fill the need for supplying subject-matter experts to continually assess state-of-the-art research and practices and channel this information to users in both direct applications (i.e., site-specific technical support) and general applications (i.e., technical transfer activities such as technical guidance documents, conferences, or workshops) . The TSCs are charged with providing solutions by: 1) linking EPA research to Agency decision-makers; 2) applying best practices to real world field applications; and 3) channeling feedback from field application to research communities. The TSP goal is to provide Regional Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), Corrective Action Staff, and On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) with a diverse set of readily-accessible resources for technical assistance. This research summary provides six case studies – two from each of the three TSCs (Ground Water Technical Support Center, Engineering Technical Support Center, and Site Characterization Technical Support Center) – to exemplify and summarize the variety of TSC approaches that contribute to fulfilling the TSP mission.

URLs/Downloads:

ORD-013943 FINAL TECH SUPPORT CENTERS FY-14 LESSONS LEARNED.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 676.452 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SUMMARY)
Product Published Date: 12/15/2015
Record Last Revised: 02/28/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 335302

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

GROUND WATER AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION DIVISION

APPLIED RESEARCH & TECHNICAL SUPPORT BRANCH