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2002 Level II Scientific And Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

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Level II awards - are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

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Nominations Recommended for a Level II Award ($2500) -- Total of Seven

Nom. #

Titles and Citations of

Submitted Papers

Eligible Authors* and

Nominating Organization


Award Level

Suggested Citation from

Nominating Organization

S2CS0007 Test Results for Fuel Cell Operation on Anaerobic Digester Gas
Journal of Power Sources, 86:283-288 (2000)
Ronald J. Spiegel (75%)

NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC
Level II Significant Technological Achievement in the Conceptual Design and Testing of a Fuel Cell System for Operation on Anaerobic Digester Gas that has Great Environmental Potential
S2MM0037 The Development of Iodine Based Impinger Solutions for the Efficient Capture of Hg Using Direct Injection Nebulization-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Analysis
Environmental Science and Technology, 35(18):3764-3773 (2001)
Elizabeth J. Hedrick (80%)

NERL, Cincinnati, OH
Level II Research that Contributes to the Understanding of Mercury Capture and Control in Coal Combustion Emissions
S2RA0075 (1) Techniques and Method for the Determination of Haloacetic Acids in Potable Water
Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2(4):285-291 (2000)
(2) Total Organic Carbon Analyzers as Tools for Measuring Carbonaceous Matter in Natural Waters
Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 3(1):102-112 (2001)
(3) Quantitation of Perchlorate Ion:  Practices and Advances Applied to the Analysis of Common Matrices
Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 30(4):311-343 (2000)
Edward Todd Urbansky (100%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH
Level II Timely and Relevant Reviews of Analytical Chemistry in Support of the Protection and Production of Drinking Water
S2RA0139 Restoring Wild Salmon to the Pacific Northwest:  Chasing an Illusion?
"What We Don't Know about Pacific Northwest Fish Runs-An Inquiry into Decision-Making", :91-143 (2000)
Robert T. Lackey (100%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR
Level II Scientific and Technical Achievement in Advancing Salmon Science and in Facilitating Its Use in Developing Effective Salmon Restoration Policy
S2RM0082 Trends in Indicators of Eutrophication in Western Long Island Sound and the Hudson-Raritan Estuary
Estuaries, (6):877-901 (2000)
Marie L. O'Shea (80%)

NRMRL, Edison, NJ
Level II The Evaluation and Management of Eutrophication in Western Long Island Sound and the Hudson River Estuary
S2TF0055 (1) Hydroxyl Radical/Ozone Ratios During Ozonation Processess. I.  The R Concept
Science & Engineering, 21(3):239-260 (1999)
(2) Hydroxyl Radical/Ozone Ratios During Ozonation Processes. II.  The Effect of Temperature, pH Alkalinity and DOM Properties
Science & Engineering, 22(2):123-150 (2000)
Michael S. Elovitz (90%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH
Level II Advances in the Understanding of the Role of Hydroxyl Radicals During Ozonation for Drinking Water Treatment
S2TF0065 Czech Air Quality Monitoring and Receptor Modeling Study
Environmental Science and Technology, 32:843-854 (1998)
Joseph Pinto (40%)
Robert K. Stevens (40%)

NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC
Level II Contributions to the Science of Measurements and Receptor Modeling to Improve Air Quality in the Czech Republic

Key to Acronyms used in the above Table

NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory

NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory

NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory

OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards

OPP Office of Pesticide Programs

ORIA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air

ORCR Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

OSCP Office of Science Coordination and Policy

*Note: The percentages given after name represent the current percent of the total level of effort as documented in the EPA nomination.

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