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


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

Questions & Comments:

Carlos Pachon
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9904 | Email: pachon.carlos@epa.gov



Demonstration & Testing

Links to Sources on Domestic Demonstration & Testing


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Environmental Technology Verification Program

Link

http://archive.epa.gov/nrmrl/archive-etv/web/html/


E-mail: Teresa Harten (harten.teresa@epa.gov)

Description

EPA's ETV program's main focus is to accelerate certification of innovative environmental technologies and give end-users high-quality, reliable data on which to base their decisions. The program forms procedures for testing and verification of technologies that serve the purpose of improving health and/or the environment. The standards for testing and quality are created by experts in each of the various fields, which include all media types except for hazardous waste remediation. All reports concerning testing and verification are posted on the ETV website shortly after completion.

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California Environmental Technology Certification Program

Link

http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/TechnologyDevelopment/TechC
ert/factsheet.cfm


California Environmental Technology Certification Program
California Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Technology
1001 I Street, 6th Floor
Sacramento, California 95814

Tel: 916-327-5789
Fax: 916-445-6011

E-mail: cepacomm@calepa.ca.gov

Description

From 1994 to 2002, the California Environmental Technology Certification Program (CalCert) was an independent, recognized scientific and engineering evaluation of environmental performance. Technology manufacturers and developers defined their performance claims and submitted supporting data to Cal/EPA. Staff reviewed the information, and when necessary, required additional testing to verify claims. The technologies, equipment, and products that are were proven received certification verifying their performance claims. The program was voluntary and self-supporting, which meant participating companies paid the cost of evaluating and certifying claims. Due to the budget shortfall for the State of California, and associated budget uncertainty, Cal/EPA is not currently accepting any new applications into the Environmental Technology Certification Program.

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Environmental Security Technology Certification Program

Link

https://serdp-estcp.org/


E-mail: ESTCP Program Director (techdir@estcp.org)

Description

ESTCP promotes innovative, cost-effective environmental technologies that target the needs of the DOD through demonstration and validation at DOD test sites. Lab-proven technologies are selected for field trials, and upon successful testing, regulatory and user acceptance/approval are facilitated. The categories of eligible environmental restoration technologies are: chlorinated solvents, energetics, heavy metals, perchlorate, petroleum hydrocarbons, sediments, and site characterization. Annual proposals are solicited in January from DOD, industry academia and other federal agencies through a Call for Proposals (DOD, federal) and through Broad Agency Announcements, or BAAs (non-federal), which are found at the Federal Business Opportunities website.

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Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

Link

https://serdp-estcp.org/


E-mail: SERDP Program Director (execdir@serdp.org)

Description

SERDP works to find high-risk/high-payoff solutions to the most pressing problems of the Army, Navy and Air Force in four "thrust areas," including environmental restoration. Funding is provided for the development, and application of cost-effective technologies, and SERDP also works to facilitate verification. Summaries and objectives of each project are posted on the website, and each year an Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop is held. The website also contains a searchable document library system and a "Funding Opportunities" page, which gives details about the various types of available funding. The selection process is based on the "high-priority" requirements of the DOD, and the budget is determined accordingly each year. CORE solicitations can provide large amounts of funding for multi-year projects while SEED solicitations have a 1 year-$100,000 limit. Both kinds of solicitations contain federal and non-federal proposals.

Resource

Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Link

http://www.afcec.af.mil/


Enterprise Sourcing Group Small Business Office
San Antonio Operating Location
2261 Hughes Ave, Ste 164
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-9853

E-mail: afcee.ac.awag@us.af.mil

Description

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is a 1,600-person field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer. The center is responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. The center's missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management at more than 75 locations worldwide.

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National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence

Link

http://www.ndcee.ctc.com


E-mail: ndcee@ctc.com

Description

The National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence (NDCEE) was established in 1991, with the directive to serve as a national leadership organization to address high priority environmental problems for the Department of Defense (DoD), other government organizations, and the industrial community. The NDCEE's mission is to:
  • Transition environmentally acceptable materials and processes to defense industrial activities and private industry
  • Provide training that supports the use of new, environmentally acceptable technologies
  • Support applied research and development, where appropriate, to transition new technologies

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Link

http://www.navfac.navy.mil/


Tel: (202) 685-9312

Description

NAVFAC provides environmental support mainly to the Navy and Marine Corps in the areas of conservation, protection and restoration of the environment. Environmental Technology Implementation Contracts (funded by Battelle Memorial Institute) allow access to remediation sites for new technologies and technical assistance. The technology transfer portion of the program publishes RPM newsletters and abstracts of current innovative technology projects and BAA program projects. Access to site remediation contracts for the navy and other government agencies must be granted by a technical support representative. The site currently posts many of the Navy's solicitations and will eventually contain them all.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hazardous Waste Research Center

Link

http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/Media/Fact-Sheets/F
act-Sheet-Article-View/Article/485325/hazardous-wa
ste-research-center/

Description

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hazardous Waste Research Center (HWRC) is located at the USACE Engineer Research and Development Centerís (ERDCís) Environmental Laboratory (EL) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Opened in 1988, the HWRC is a full-service research and development laboratory. Under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Superfund Program, and the Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Program under the Clean Water Act, the HWRC has provided research and development and innovative technology demonstration support to USACE districts and divisions, the 10 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) installations.

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National Environmental Technology Test Sites Program

Link

Tel: (703) 696-2118

E-mail: Andrea Leeson (andrea.leeson@osd.mil)

Description

The NETTS program was established by SERDP in 1993 to provide a means of demonstrating proven, reliable, cost-effective technologies that meet the needs of DOD clean-up/remediation needs. The program aides in the certification of new remedial technologies and helps disseminate information to developers, users, and contractors, etc at the annual Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop, which is co-sponsored by SERDP. The website also contains a library of completed demonstrations.

Originally there were four tests sites, two of which were completed, Wurtsmith AFB in 2000, and McClellan AFB in 2002. The remaining sites are at Dover AFB in Delaware and Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, California, and will be closed in 2006/2007, according to director Andrea Leeson.

Dover AFB has lab, field and office equipment and a groundwater remediation field lab that works on the remediation of Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs).

Naval Base Ventura County has an 80 acre harbor, with 2 miles of canals and wetlands that contain several contaminants which are available for testing in-situ and ex-situ treatments. DNAPLs are the highest testing priority at NBVC.

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Unexploded Ordnance Technology Demonstration Program

Link

E-mail: t2hotline@aec.apgea.army.mil

Description

The standardized unexploded ordnance (UXO) technology demonstration site program is funded by ESTCP, SERDP and the Army Environmental Quality Technology program, and is implemented by USAEC with assistance from the Aberdeen Test Center and the Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center. Success stories, information on the demonstration site and a "standardized target repository" are available on the website. Also on the website are reports from each phase of the Jefferson Proving Ground Technology Demonstrations Program and a summary of the entire program.

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Testing and Demonstration Sites

Link

http://clu-in.org/download/remed/testdemo.pdf

Description

This link is to a 1997 EPA report that describes 14 organizations that can assist technology developers at several stages of development. These organization manage facilities that include areas known to be contaminated with hazardous waste, where controlled releases of contaminants and subsequent remediation may be monitored, or where facilities have been constructed as simulation laboratories designed to help scale up bench-scale research or scale down field research. Although the emphasis in the report is on groundwater contamination issues, many of the sites also have soil contamination issues. This document is intended to assist technology developers in choosing appropriate demonstration sites to illustrate a technology's capabilities.

Many of the referenced organizations offer a wide variety of services and partnerships. It is best to check with each one depending on the specific needs of a technology development project.
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
  • Borden Demonstration Site, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Environmental Simulation Laboratory, University of Wyoming
  • Groundwater Phytoremediation Test Facility, University of Washington
  • Groundwater Remediation Field Laboratory, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware
  • Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, California
  • National Center for Integrated Bioremediation Research and Development, Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan
  • Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, California
  • Oak Ridge Subsurface Weirs, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina
  • Smithville Phase IV Bedrock Remediation Program, Smithville, Ontario, Canada
  • Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant, Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Sandia National Laboratories

Link

http://www.sandia.gov/

Description

Sandia is a government-owned/contractor operated (GOCO) facility. Lockheed Martin manages Sandia for the U.S. Department of Energyís National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia has two primary facilities: a large laboratory and headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico (over 6,800 employees) and a smaller laboratory in Livermore, California (about 850 employees). Sandia seeks collaborative partnerships on emerging technologies that support its mission.

Sandia works closely with industry, small business, universities, and state, local and federal government agencies to bring new technologies to the marketplace. Sandia provides opportunities for other organizations to leverage the resources of a national laboratory for their projects. The laboratory provides access to expert advice and technical assistance to help develop practical solutions to complex problems; access to technologies and research developed at Sandia; collaborative research, development, and demonstration with industrial partners; and access to unique facilities.

The laboratory has been transferring technology to external partners for more than three decades, especially where such agreements compliment Sandiaís primary mission for the Department of Energy. The agency performs testing and demonstrations related to its mission. Some environmental restoration efforts have been conducted on landfills, contaminated ground-water plumes, and hazardous wastes. Demonstrations may be conducted at the Chemical Waste Landfill (CWL), which has a large TCE vapor plume, low-level ground-water contamination and a fairly well-defined source.

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