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 Environmental Technology Verification
 (ETV) Program

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.


This program develops testing protocols and verifies the performance of innovative technologies with the potential to more efficiently and effectively protect human health and the environment.

ETV provides independent performance verification data for commercially ready technologies to help purchasers and permitters evaluate which technologies to select to solve environmental problems. The program has developed numerous consensus-testing protocols for various technology categories through the efforts of stakeholder groups. In addition, ETV has completed numerous verification tests and reports for innovative air, water, and monitoring technologies. ETV testing protocols are used around the world to evaluate commercial ready technologies.

An average verification costs about $80,000, and ETV currently funds about 50 percent of the cost of the verification; the vendor and other partners fund the remaining 50 percent.

Stages on R&D Continuum: Verification, Diffusion and Utilization

EPA Goal: All media, cross media – all environmental technologies except hazardous waste remediation

Type of Support Provided: Verification testing and reports under consensus protocols

Funding: Programs with $1 million to $10 million per year

Responsible EPA Office: Office of Research and Development

See Also

Environmental Technology Verification Program


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