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Quality Assurance

EPA Quality Systems – Any organization receiving assistance from EPA or under contract with EPA must comply with federal regulations on quality and EPA quality requirements.

Environmental Technology Database

Center for Environmental Industry and Technology (CEIT) Innovative Technology Inventory and Virtual Trade Shows – Getting information to end-users on innovative technologies that can be used with more traditional technologies is key to protecting and enhancing water quality. Engineers, consultants, municipal officials, and others are frequently unaware of the broad range of new technological approaches available to enhance or replace conventional approaches to storm water and on-site wastewater management. CEIT and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service have been collaborating since 1997 on a series of trade shows to disseminate information on innovative technologies and practices. The popular one-day shows have been translated into a Web-based format to make the information more widely available.

Field-Scale Demonstration Project Database – This database provides information about characterization and treatment technologies for hazardous waste remediation.

Remediation and Characterization Innovative Technologies (REACH IT) Exit EPA Disclaimer – Sponsored by the Technology Innovation Program, this database allows environmental professionals to use the power of the Internet to search, view, download, and print information about innovative remediation and characterization technologies and their applications. It combines information from technology service providers about remediation and characterization technologies with information from EPA, the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and state project mangers about sites at which innovative technologies are being deployed. Those sources provide up-to-date information about technologies that can be used to characterize or remediate a site and about sites at which those technologies are being used and the service providers that offer them.

VENDINFO – This is a database of more than 1,200 listings of pollution prevention equipment, products, and services. Using waste reduction equipment classifications, users can search this database for equipment, services, and sources. Company and technology listings may be added to VENDINFO.

Environmental Technology Verification

Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) – ETV develops test protocols and verifies the performance of innovative technologies that have the potential to improve protection of human health and the environment. The program was created in October 1995 to help accelerate the entrance of new environmental technologies into the domestic and international marketplaces. ETV provides credible performance data for commercial-ready environmental technologies to speed their implementation for the benefit of purchasers, permitters, vendors, and the public.

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Technology Development Programs

Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory – NETL is at the forefront of research to advance fossil energy exploration, supply, and end-use technologies.

Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program – This program works in partnership with U.S. industry to develop and deliver advanced technologies that increase energy efficiency, improve environmental performance, and boost productivity.

Department of Energy (DOE) National Industrial Competitiveness Through Energy, Environment, and Economics – This is an innovative, cost-sharing program that promotes energy efficiency, clean production, and economic competitiveness in industry.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

National Science Foundation (NSF) – NSF's mission is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.Small Business Administration (SBA) – SBA's mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.

National Interagency Programs and Initiatives

Global Network of Environmental Science and Technology Exit EPA Disclaimer – GNEST is an environmental technology, news, and business Web site that promotes the use of innovative environmental technologies. The site is made possible by a cooperative agreement between DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and its Office of Science and Technology.

Environmental Technology Commercialization Center Exit EPA Disclaimer – This technology transfer center is managed by Battelle and links private companies to innovative federally developed technologies through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements.

National Nanotechnology Initiative – The ability to work at the molecular level to create large structures with fundamentally new properties and functions is an emerging area in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) emphasizes long-term fundamental research aimed at discovering novel phenomena, processes, and tools. NNI supports new interdisciplinary centers and networks of excellence including shared user facilities, research infrastructure, and research and educational activities on the societal implications of advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Funding is provided on competitive basis with other programs and within NNI.

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) – Congress established OSTP in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the president on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. OSTP leads an interagency effort to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets. The effort is collaborative; OSTP works with the private sector, state and local governments, the science community, members of higher education, and other nations. OSTP provides technical support to the Office of Homeland Security through a joint arrangement.

West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation (WVHTC) Exit EPA Disclaimer – This foundation is a national technology organization driven by knowledge, excellence, and innovation; it offers global capabilities. The Environmental Technologies Program, under a cooperative agreement with EPA, assists with increasing industry awareness of identified EPA research and technologies that have collaborative partnership and market potential for commercialization.

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