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Level III awards - are for those who have accomplished an unusually notable research or technological effort. The awards are for a substantial revision or modification of a scientific/technological principle or procedure, or an important improvement to the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research relates to a mission or organizational component of the EPA, or significantly affects a relevant area of science/technology.

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Nominations Recommended for a Level III Award ($1000) -- Total of Twenty-Nine

Nom. #

Titles and Citations
of
Submitted Papers

Eligible Authors* andNominating Organization

Recommende
Award Level

Suggested Citation from
Nominating Organization

S3CS0003

California's First Aeration Plants for Corrosion Control. Journal of the American Water Works Association, 94(3):88-100 (2002)

Dr. Michael R. Schock (80%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL III

Simultaneous Corrosion Control and Radon Removal Optimization from Drinking Water by an Innovative Application of Aeration Treatment

S3ER0009

a) A Field Validation of Two Sediment-Amphipod Toxicity Tests. Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry, 21(7):1423-1437 (2002)

Dr. Steven P. Ferraro (25%)
Dr. Robert J. Ozretich (20%)
Dr. Bruce L. Boese (15%)
Dr. Faith A. Cole (15%)
Dr. Janet O. Lamberson (15%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR

LEVEL III

Outstanding Research on the Ecotoxicology of Sediments Contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

S3ER0013

Assessment of the Risk of Solar Ultraviolet Radiation to Amphibians. III.  Prediction of Impacts in Selected Northern Midwestern Wetlands. Environmental Science and Technology, 36(13):2866-2874 (2002)

Dr. Stephen A. Diamond (35%)
Dr. Gregory S. Peterson (15%)
Dr. Joseph E. Tietge (25%)
Dr. Gerald T. Ankley (25%)

NHEERL, Duluth, MN

LEVEL III

Research Contributing Significantly to the Assessment of the Risk to Amphibians from Solar Ultraviolet Radiation

S3ER0017

Determination of Apparent Quantum Yield Spectra for the Formation of Biologically Labile Photoproducts. Limnology & Oceanography, 47(2):343-352 (2002)

Dr. Richard G. Zepp (50%)

NERL, Athens, GA

LEVEL III

Techniques to Assess the UV-Influenced Microbial Cycling of Organic Matter in Coastal and Estuarine Environments

S3ER0018

a) Determining Probable Causes of Ecological Impairment in the Little Scioto River, OH, USA: Part 1.  Listing Candidate Causes and Analyzing Evidence. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21(6):1112-1124 (2002)

Dr. Susan Cormier (30%)
Dr. Susan Braen Norton (30%)
Dr. Glenn W. Suter II (29%)
Dr. Bhagya Subramanian (7%)
Dr. Edith Luan Ho Lin (2%)

NERL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL III

Demonstrating that the Probable Causes of Biological Impairments in Rivers Can be Identified

S3ER0021

Effect of Water Residence Time on Annual Export and Denitrification of Nitrogen in Estuaries: A Model Analysis. Estuaries, 24(4):481-490 (2001)

Dr. Edward H. Dettman (100%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI

LEVEL III

Important Contributions to the Analysis of the Sensitivity of Estuaries to Nitrogen Loading

S3ER0025

a) Land Cover as a Framework for Assessing Risk of Water Pollution. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 36(6):1417-1421 (2000)

Dr. James D. Wickham (45%)
Dr. Timothy G. Wade (15%)
Dr. K. Bruce Jones (10%)
Dr. Anne C. Neale (5%)
Dr. Jonathan H. Smith (5%)
Dr. Elizabeth R. Smith (5%)

NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL III

An Outstanding Research Effort in Developing the Ecological Relationships Between Land Cover and Nutrient Runoff

S3ER0132

Effects of Elevated CO2 N-Fertilization and Season on Survival of Ponderosa Pine Fine Roots. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 30(2):220-228 (2000)

Dr. Mark G. Johnson (35%)
Dr. Donald L. Phillips (30%)
Dr. David T. Tingey (30%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR

LEVEL III

Applying Minirhizotrons to Assess the Potential for Fine Root Systems of Forest Trees to Sequester Carbon Dioxide

S3HE0036

Household Stove Improvement and Risk of Lung Cancer In Xuanwei, China. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 94(11):826-835 (2002)

Dr. Robert S. Chapman (45%)
Dr. Dina M. Schreinemachers (15%)

NCEA, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL III

The First Published Article to Demonstrate the Health Benefits of Using Vented Stoves in the Developing World

S3HE0136

a) Xenoendocrine Disruptors-Tiered Screening and Testing: Filling Key Data Gaps. Toxicology, 181-1:371-382 (2002)

Dr. Kathy L. Bobseine (10%)
Dr. Phillip C. Hartig (10%)
Dr. Mary C. Cardon (10%)
Dr. L. Earl Gray, Jr. (25%)
Dr. Vickie S. Wilson (10%)
Dr. Christy R. Lambright (10%)
Dr. Gerald T. Ankley (25%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL III

Novel In Vitro and In Vivo Research and a Research Strategy to Improve Science and Reduce Animal Use in EPA's Endocrine Disruptors Screening Program

S3IR0126

Strategies for Protecting and Restoring Rhode Island's Watersheds on Multiple Scales. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 7(5):1483-1491 (2001)

Dr. Suzanne M. Lussier (45%)
Dr. Henry A. Walker (20%)
Dr. Gerald G. Pesch (10%)
Dr. Walter B. Galloway (5%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI

LEVEL III

Illustrating Methods of Displaying and Mapping Environmental Variables at Multiple Scales for Managing Natural Resources

S3MM0050

Indicators of UV Exposure in Corals and Their Relevance to Global Climate Change and Coral Bleaching. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 7(5):1271-1282 (2001)

Dr. Richard G. Zepp (35%)
Dr. Debbie Santavy (10%)
Dr. Lara Hansen (10%)

NERL, Athens, GA

LEVEL III

Developing Indicators of Coral Damage and Linking Climate-Related Changes in UV Transparency to Coral Bleaching

S3MM0053

Development of a Molecular Method to Identify Hepatitis E Virus in Water. Journal of Virological Methods, 101(1-2):175-188 (2002)

Dr. Ann C. Grimm (90%)
Dr. Shay G. Fout (10%)

NERL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL III

Solving the Issues of Testing Source and Finished Waters for the Presence of the Hepatitis E Virus

S3MM0054

Hydrogen Abstraction and Decomposition of Bromopicrin and Other Trihalogenated Disinfection Byproducts by GC/MS. Environmental Science & Technology, 36(15):3362-3371 (2002)

Dr. Susan D. Richardson (45%)
Dr. Paul H. Chen (45%)

NERL, Athens, GA

LEVEL III

Advancing the Understanding of Radical Chemistry and Improving the GC/MS Measurement of Bromopicrin and Other Drinking Water DBPs

S3MM0058

A Spatial Approach for Integrating and Analyzing Indicators of Ecological and Human Condition. Ecological Indicators, 2(1-2):211-220 (2002)

Dr. Michael E. Troyer (100%)

NCEA, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL III

Research Assisting EPA's Interdisciplinary Mission to Protect the Nation's Ecosystems and the Welfare of Its People

S3MM0059

Characterization and Fate of PAH-Contaminated Sediments at the Wyckoff/Eagle Harbor Superfund Site. Engineering Science & Technology, 36(12):2605-2613 (2002)

Dr. Richard C. Brenner (50%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL III

A New and Improved Method for Characterizing PAH Contaminant Sources and Creosote Weathering in Sediment

S3RA0091

Predicting Chemical Reactivity of Humic Substances for Minerals and Xenobiotics: Use of Computational Chemistry, Scanning Probe Microscopy, and Virtual Reality. Humic Substances and Chemical Contaminants, :41-72.(and (2001)

Dr. George W. Bailey (80%)

NERL, Athens, GA

LEVEL III

An Interpretive Review of an Integrated Approach to Predict Reactivity of Environmental Surfaces in Risk Assessments

S3RA0100

Environmental Mass Spectrometry: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues. Analytical Chemistry, 74(12):2719-2742 (2002)

Dr. Susan D. Richardson (100%)

NERL, Athens, GA

LEVEL III

A State-of-the-Science Critical Review of Emerging Contaminants and New Issues in Environmental Mass Spectrometry

S3RA0107

Critical Periods of Vulnerability for the Developing Nervous System: Evidence from Humans and Animal Models. Environmental Health Perspectives, 108(3):511-533 (2000)

Dr. Deborah C. Rice (50%)
Dr. Stan Barone (50%)

NCEA, Washington, DC

LEVEL III

An Important Review of the Ontogeny of Developmental Processes and the Functional Consequences of Developmental Neurotoxic Exposure

S3RA0108

Phytoextraction of Toxic Metals: A Review of Biological Mechanisms. Journal of Environmental Quality, 31(1):109-120 (2002)

Dr. Mitch M. Lasat (100%)

NCER, Washington, DC

LEVEL III

Advancing the State of Knowledge in the Area of Toxic Metals Phytoremediation

S3RA0111

Flue Gas Desulfurization: The State of the Art. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 51:1676-1688 (2001)

Dr. Ravi K. Srivastava (80%)

NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL III

A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Flue Gas Desulfurization Technologies for Electric Utility Boilers

S3RM0115

Bioremediation and Biorestoration of a Crude-Oil Contaminated Freshwater Wetland on the St. Lawrence River. Bioremediation Journal, 6(3):261-281 (2002)

Dr. Albert D. Venosa (60%)
Dr. John R. Haines (5%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL III

The First Definitive Field Study of Hydrocarbon Biodegradation in a Freshwater Wetland Where Significant Oil Penetration Into the Sediment Had Taken Place

S3TF0062

Hydrogen Concentrations in Sulfate-Reducing Estuarine Sediments During PCE Dehalogenation. Environmental Science and Technology, 35(24):4783-4788 (2001)

Dr. Christopher S. Mazur (50%)
Dr. William J. Jones (50%)

NERL, Athens, GA

LEVEL III

Applying Hydrogen Measurements for Evaluating Attenuation of Pollutants in Sediments for Ecological Risk Assessment

S3TF0063

Terminal Electron Acceptor Mass Balance: NAPLs and Natural Attenuation. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 128(3):246-252 (2002)

Dr. Scott G. Huling (80%)

NRMRL, Ada, OK

LEVEL III

Critical Analysis of Assumptions Used in Selecting the Monitored Natural Attenuation Remedy

S3TF0065

Evaluation of the AgDISP Aerial Spray Algorithms in the AgDRIFT Model. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21(3):672-681 (2002)

Dr. Sandra L. Bird (60%)

NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL III

Comprehensive Evaluation of AgDISP Aerial Spray Algorithms for Regulatory Use in Estimating Off-Site Pesticide Drift

S3TF0069

2, 3, 7, 8-Dibenzo-p-Dioxins in Mined Clay Products from the United States: Evidence for Possible Natural Origin. Environmental Science and Technology, 34(21):4524-4532 (2000)

Dr. Joseph B. Ferrario (50%)
Dr. Christian J. Byrne (25%)
Dr. David H. Cleverly (25%)

Stennis Space Center, MS

LEVEL III

Extraordinary Achievements in Discovering a Possible Significant Natural Source of Dioxins in the Environment

S3TF0071

Rates of Hydrous Ferric Oxide Crystallization and the Influence on Coprecipitated Arsenate. Environmental Science and Technology, 36(11):2459-2463 (2002)

Dr. Robert G. Ford (100%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

LEVEL III

Deriving Fundamental Chemical Data Critical to Evaluating the Potential for Arsenic Attenuation in Soils and Sediments

S3TF0076

Exploratory Analysis of the Effects of  Particulate Characteristics on the Variation in Partitioning of Nonpolar Organic Contaminants to Marine Sediments. Water Research, 35(18):4390-4404 (2001)

Dr. Robert M. Burgess (50%)
Dr. Stephan A. Ryba (30%)
Dr. Mark G. Cantwell (10%)
Dr. Jennifer L. Gundersen (10%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI

LEVEL III

Particulate Characteristics and Their Significance to Partitioning and Bioavailability of Organic Sediment Contaminants

S3TF0078

Estimates of the Atmospheric Deposition of Sulfur and Nitrogen Species: Clean Air Status and Trends Network, 1990-2000. Environmental Science and Technology, 36(12):2614-2629 (2002)

Dr. Ralph E. Baumgardner, Jr. (55%)

NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

LEVEL III

Work Confirming Reduction of Airborne Sulfur as Mandated by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act

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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