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US EPA SITE Program Description

billets1sm.jpgPerformance verification of innovative environmental sampling, monitoring, and measurement technologies is an integral part of the regulatory and research mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To address this need, the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program was established by EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and the Office of Research and Development under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The overall goal of the Program is to conduct performance verification studies and to promote the acceptance of innovative technologies that may be used to achieve long-term protection of human health and the environment.

The program is designed to meet three objectives:

  1. to identify and remove obstacles to the development and commercial use of innovative technologies
  2. to demonstrate promising innovative technologies, and gather reliable performance and cost information, and
  3. to develop procedures and policies that encourage the use of innovative technologies at Superfund and other hazardous waste sites.

The SITE Program has two basic components:

The MMT Program evaluates innovative technologies that sample, detect, monitor, or measure hazardous and toxic substances in soil, water, and sediment samples. These technologies are expected to provide better, faster, or more cost-effective high quality data during site characterization, remediation, or hazard evaluation studies than conventional technologies.

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