Through this webinar, participants will learn about EPA's pilot Partners in Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) and see through case studies how collaboration with the NIEHS Superfund Research Program grantees has succeeded in meeting technical assistance needs of communities near Superfund sites.
The objective of the pilot PTAP is to expand opportunities for cooperation between EPA and colleges, universities or nonprofits with the shared goal of assessing and addressing the unmet technical assistance needs of impacted communities. PTAP partners collaborate with EPA and voluntarily commit to assist communities with their unaddressed technical assistance needs. EPA is currently piloting the PTAP approach with the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantees. Webinar participants will hear a brief overview of PTAP as well as the NIEHS SRP. Case studies reflecting past and current PTAP work will be presented, followed by time for discussion on how EPA site teams can utilize PTAP.