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Technical Support for Contaminated Sites

Citation:

McKernan, J., D. Burden, AND F. Barnett. Technical Support for Contaminated Sites. Presented at BOSC Review Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, November 02 - 04, 2016.

Description:

In 1987, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), Office of Land and Emergency Management, and EPA Regional waste management offices established the Technical Support Project. The creation of the Technical Support Project enabled ORD to provide effective technical assistance by ensuring ORD scientists and engineers were accessible to the Agency’s Office and Regional decision makers, including Remedial Project Managers, On-Scene Coordinators, and corrective action staff. Five ORD Technical Support Centers (TSCs) were created to facilitate this technical assistance. Three of the five TSCs are supported by the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program, and are summarized in the poster being presented:• Engineering Technical Support Center (ETSC) in Cincinnati, Ohio• Ground Water Technical Support Center (GWTSC) in Ada, Oklahoma• Site Characterization and Monitoring Technical Support Center (SCMTSC) in Atlanta, GeorgiaOver the past 29 years, the Technical Support Centers have provided numerous influential products to its internal Agency clients and to those at the State level (through the EPA Regions). These products include, but are not limited to the following: Annual TSC reports from the three Centers, a hard-rock mining conference every other year, PRO-UCL software development for site characterization statistics, groundwater modeling using state-of-the-art modeling software, numerical models and techniques, as well as highly influential publications on topics such as Rare Earth Elements, passive sampling techniques, in-situ treatment technologies, and determining ‘background’ concentrations for Superfund sites.

Purpose/Objective:

In 1987, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), Office of Land and Emergency Management, and EPA Regional waste management offices established the Technical Support Project. The creation of the Technical Support Project enabled ORD to provide effective technical assistance by ensuring ORD scientists and engineers were accessible to the Agency’s Office and Regional decision makers, including Remedial Project Managers, On-Scene Coordinators, and corrective action staff. Five ORD Technical Support Centers (TSCs) were created to facilitate this technical assistance. Three of the five TSCs are supported by the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program, and are summarized in the poster being presented: • Engineering Technical Support Center (ETSC) in Cincinnati, Ohio • Ground Water Technical Support Center (GWTSC) in Ada, Oklahoma • Site Characterization and Monitoring Technical Support Center (SCMTSC) in Atlanta, Georgia Over the past 29 years, the Technical Support Centers have provided numerous influential products to its internal Agency clients and to those at the State level (through the EPA Regions). These products include, but are not limited to the following: Annual TSC reports from the three Centers, a hard-rock mining conference every other year, PRO-UCL software development for site characterization statistics, groundwater modeling using state-of-the-art modeling software, numerical models and techniques, as well as highly influential publications on topics such as Rare Earth Elements, passive sampling techniques, in-situ treatment technologies, and determining ‘background’ concentrations for Superfund sites.

URLs/Downloads:

ORD-018826 SHC BOSC 2016 TASK 3 61 1 POSTER PDF - DSB.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 2536.677 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Start Date: 11/04/2016
Completion Date: 11/04/2016
Record Last Revised: 02/28/2017
Record Created: 02/14/2017
Record Released: 02/14/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 335298

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

GROUND WATER AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION DIVISION

SUBSURFACE REMEDIATION BRANCH