U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

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U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

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EPA Awards $2.3 Million in Funding for Small Businesses to Develop Innovative Environmental Technologies

Posted: April 2, 2020

EPA is funding 23 contracts with small businesses through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop technologies that will help protect human health and the environment. This year's funded technologies are focused on clean and safe water, air quality monitoring, land revitalization, homeland security, sustainable materials management, and safer chemicals. These small businesses are receiving Phase I funding of up to $100,000. After receiving a Phase I award, companies are eligible to compete for a Phase II award of up to $400,000 to further develop and commercialize the technology.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP) Optimizing Natural Systems for Remediation: Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation (R01 RFA-ES-20-004)

Posted: March 6, 2020

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) calls for teams including bioremediation and materials science (e.g. nanotechnology, microenvironmental engineering, etc.) expertise to submit applications to advance the knowledge and practice of bioremediation to address current and emerging recalcitrant hazardous substances and complex mixtures. Letters of Intent are due March 20, 2020, and applications are due April 20, 2020. For questions, please contact Dr. Heather Henry,, 984-287-3268.

Implementing Advanced Site Characterization Tools

Posted: March 5, 2020

This Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council document describes site characterization tools that can quickly deliver semi-quantitative or qualitative data to identify locations and depths where quantitative data should be collected and aid in visualizing and understanding the physical and environmental characteristics of a site. ASCTs in this document are divided into four general categories: direct sensing tools, downhole geophysical tools, surface geophysical tools, and remote sensing tools. An interactive ASCTs Selection Tool helps identify appropriate tools and information for collecting geologic, hydrologic, and chemical data. Once one or more prospective tools have been identified, more detailed information about a tool can be obtained by reviewing the description of the tool in the web-based document and the Tool Summary Tables, Case Studies, and Checklists.