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2003 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 Eighteen

Nom. #

Titles and Citations of

Submitted Papers

Eligible Authors* and

Nominating Organization

Recommended

Award Level

Suggested Citation from

Nominating Organization

S3CS0005

a) Attenuation of Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether in Water Using Sunlight and a Photocatalyst. Environmental Research, 74(2):122-130 (2002)

Dr. E. Sahle-Demessie (50%)
Dr. Teri Richardson (10%)
Dr. Julius Enriquez (20%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL II

Successful Development of Advanced Oxidation and Stripping Technologies for the Treatment of MTBE-Contaminated Waters that are Effective and Economical

S3CS0006

Engineering and Economic Evaluation of Gas Recovery and Utilization Technologies at Selected U.S. Mines. Environmental Science and Policy, 5(5):397-409 (2002)

Dr. David A. Kirchgessner (70%)

NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL II

Quantifying the Engineering and Economic Factors Involved in Mitigating Methane Emissions from Coal Mines

S3ER0029

Resource-Based Niches Provide a Basis for Plant Species Diversity and Dominance in Arctic Tundra. Nature, 415(3):68-71 (2002)

Dr. Robert B. McKane (70%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR

LEVEL II

Research on Resource Partitioning in Plant Communities

S3ER0030

Metal-Colloid Partitioning in Artificial Interstitial Waters of Marine Sediments: Influences of Salinity, pH, and Colloidal Organic Carbon Concentration. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 20(11):2420-2427 (2001)

Dr. Mark Cantwell (60%)
Dr. Robert M. Burgess (40%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, OR

LEVEL II

Determining the Metal-Colloid Partitioning Coefficients of Five Heavy Metals in the Interstitial Waters of Marine Sediments

S3ER0031

Testing the Floristic Quality Assessment Index as an Indicator of Wetland Condition. Ecological Applications, 12(2):487-497 (2002)

Dr. Ricardo D. Lopez (75%)

NERL, Las Vegas, NV

LEVEL II

Testing and Developing a Floristic Index for Use as a Landscape-Scale Indicator of Wetland Integrity

S3IR0118

Use of Mechanism-Based Structure-Activity Relationships Analysis in Carcinogenic Potential Ranking of Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts. Environmental Health Perspectives, 110(1):75-87 (2002)

Dr. Yin-tak Woo (20%)
Dr. David Y. Lai (20%)
Dr. Jennifer McLain (20%)
Dr. Mary Manibusan (20%)
Dr. Vicki Dellarco (20%)

OPPT, Washington, DC

LEVEL II

Delineating the Scientific Basis for Ranking the Carcinogenic Potential of Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts

S3IR0123

a) Evaluation of the Efficacy of Extrapolation Population Modeling to Predict the Dynamics of  'Americamysis bahia' Populations in the Laboratory. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 20(1):213-221 (2000)

Dr. Anne Kuhn (35%)
Dr. Wayne R. Munns, Jr. (25%)
Dr. Denise M. Champlin (10%)
Dr. Richard A. McKinney (5%)
Dr. Mark D. Tagliabue (5%)
Dr. Jonathan R. Serbst (5%)
Dr. Timothy R. Gleason (5%)
Dr. Suzanne M. Lussier (5%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI

LEVEL II

Contributing to EPA's Goal of Reducing Uncertainty in Risk Assessment Through Research on Evaluating Population Models for Extrapolating Ecological Response from Laboratory Bioassays

S3MM0041

a) Passive Ozone Network of Dallas: A Modeling Opportunity with Community Involvement. 1. Environmental Science and Technology, 35(5):845-855 (2001)

Dr. Mark E. Sather (35%)
Dr. Jerry L. Varns (35%)
Dr. James D. Mulik (25%)

Dallas, TX

LEVEL II

Using Community Involvement to Conduct a High Quality Passive Ozone Monitoring Program

S3MM0045

Speciation of Gas-Phase and Fine Particle Emissions from Burning of Foliar Fuels. Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, 36(11):2281-2295 (2002)

Dr. Michael D. Hays (50%)
Dr. Christopher D. Geron (20%)
Dr. Kara J. Linna (7%)
Dr. N. Dean Smith (20%)

NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL II

Providing Exceptional Chemical Definition of Emissions from a Major Area Source of Fine Particulate Matter in the Atmosphere

S3MM0056

Development and Characterization of an Annular Denuder Methodology for the Measurement of Divalent Inorganic Reactive Gaseous Mercury in Ambient Air. Environmental Science & Technology, 36(13):3000-3009 (2002)

Dr. Matthew S. Landis (80%)

NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL II

Contributions to the State of Science in Atmospheric Mercury Speciation Measurement and Characterization

S3MM0061

a) Provenance of Geogenic Arsenic in the Goose River Basin, Maine, USA. Environmental Geology, 41:62-73 (2001)

Dr. William C. Sidle (85%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL II

New Methods to Identify High Risk Areas for Arsenic in Groundwater: Application of Naturally-Occuring Oxygen and Sulfur Isotopes

S3RA0082

Issues and Practices in the Derivation and Use of Species Sensitivity Distributions. Species Sensitivity Distributions in Ecotoxicology, NA(21):437-474 (2002)

Dr. Glenn W. Suter II (70%)

NCEA, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL II

A Critical Review of Species Sensitivity Distributions that Provides a Basis for Their Use in Environmental Assessment and Regulation

S3RA0092

a) Evaluation of Child/Adult Pharmacokinetic Differences from a Database Derived from the Therapeutic Drug Literature. Toxicological Sciences, 66:185-200 (2002)

Dr. Babasaheb Sonawane (50%)

NCEA, Washington, DC

LEVEL II

Analysis and Critical Review of Literature on Pharmacokinetic Differences in Children/Adults and Their Implications for Risk Assessment of Environmental Agents

S3RA0093

Non-Carcinogenic Effects of TCDD in Animals. Food Additives and Contaminants, 17(4):275-288 (2000)

Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum (90%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL II

Research on the Health Effects of Dioxins

S3RA0094

Microbial Source Tracking: State of the Science. Environmental Science & Technology, 36(24):5279-5288 (2002)

Dr. Joyce M. Simpson (40%)
Dr. Jorge W. Santo Domingo (40%)
Dr. Donald J. Reasoner (20%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL II

Technical Information Impacting Attainment of Clean Water Act Microbial Water Quality Goals (TMDLs)

S3RA0097

Clay and Clay-Supported Reagents in Organic Synthesis. Tetrahedron, 58(7):1235-1255 (2002)

Dr. Rajender S. Varma (100%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL II

Exceptional Technical Achievement in Highlighting the Use of Benign Mineral-Based Reagents in Chemical Syntheses

S3RA0102

Monitoring of Particulate Matter Outdoors. Chemosphere, 49(9):1009-1043 (2002)

Dr. William E. Wilson (70%)

NCEA, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL II

A Review Paper that will Assist in Moving from TSP Measurements to Fine and Coarse PM Measurements

S3TF0072

a) Sediment-Associated Reactions of Aromatic Amines. 1.  Elucidation of Sorption Mechanisms. Environmental Science & Technology, 35(12):2470-2475 (2001)

Dr. Eric J. Weber (45%)

Dr. Dalizza Colon (45%)

NERL, Athens, GA

LEVEL II

Identifying, and Developing Predictive Tools to Describe, Reaction Pathways of Aromatic Amines in Sediments

Key to Acronyms used in the above Table

NCEA National Center for Environmental Assessment

NCER National Center for Environmental Research

NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory

NEIC National Enforcement Investigations Center

NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory

NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory

OPPT Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

OTAQ Office of Transportation and Air Quality

*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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