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2004 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 Thirteen

Nom. #

Titles and Citations of

Submitted Papers

Eligible Authors* and

Nominating Organization


Award Level

Suggested Citation from

Nominating Organization

S4CS 0004


Four-Flow Path High-Efficiency NOx and PM Exhaust Emission Control System for Heavy-Duty On-Highway Diesel Engines.

Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series, (2003-01-2305):1-15 (2003)

Dr. Charles R. Schenk (33%)

Dr. Christopher A. Laroo (33%)

Dr. Brian A. Olson (33%)

NVFEL, Ann Arbor, MI


Exceptional Technical Achievement in Optimizing an Emission-Reduction Catalyst System for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines

S4ER 0018


Effect of Eelgrass 'Zostera marina' Canopies on Flow and Transport.

Marine Ecology Progress Series, 248:67-83 (2003)

Dr. Mohamed A. Abdelrham (100%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI


Defining Flow Patterns and Transport of Nutrients and Contaminants in the Vicinity of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

S4ER 0029


Nitrogen Export from Forested Watersheds in the Oregon Coast Range: The Role of N2-Fixing Red Alder.

Ecosystems, 6:773-785 (2003)

Dr. Jana E. Compton (45%)

Dr. M. Robbins Church (25%)

Dr. Scott T. Larned (20%)

Dr. William E. Hogsett (10%)

NHEERL, Corvallis, OR


Outstanding Contributions to the Understanding of Natural Controls on Nitrogen Concentrations in Streams and Rivers of the Oregon Coast Range

S4ER 0033


Coastal Ecological Data from the Virginian Biogeographic Province, 1990-1993.

Ecology (and Ecological Archives, on Line), 83(10):2942 1-25 (2002)

Dr. Stephen S. Hale (60%)

Dr. Charles J. Strobel (10%)

Dr. John F. Paul (10%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI


Leading the Online Sharing of Environmental Datasets Useful in Addressing Broad Scale and Long-Term Questions

S4HE 0046


a) Exposure to Particulate Matter, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Other Air Pollutants Inside Patrol Cars.

Environmental Science and Technology, 37:2084-2093 (2003)

b) Particulate Matter Exposure in Cars is Associated with Cardiovascular Effects in Healthy, Young Men.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, (In Press): (2004)

Dr. Robert Devlin (25%)

Dr. Ronald Williams (20%)

Dr. Lucas Neas (5%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC


Demonstrating that Particulate Matter Derived from Mobile Sources Alters Cardiovascular Function in Healthy Young Men

S4HE 0051


a) Localization of the Sperm Protein SP22 and Inhibition of Fertility in Vivo and In Vitro.

Journal of Andrology, 23(1):48-63 (2002)

b) Bromochloroacetic Acid Exerts Qualitative Effects on Rat Sperm: Implications for a Novel Biomarker.

Toxicological Sciences, 68:164-173 (2002)

Dr. Gary R. Klinefelter (35%)

Dr. Juan D. Suarez (10%)

Dr. Naomi L. Roberts (10%)

Dr. Jeffrey Welch (10%)

Dr. Kathy Bobseine (5%)

Dr. Susan Jeffay (5%)

Dr. Sally D. Perreault (5%)

Dr. Lillian Strader (5%)

Dr. Randy Barbee (5%)

Dr. Robert Zucker (5%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC


Validation of a Sperm Biomarker for Fertility Assessments

S4HE 0056


Inhaled Environmental Combustion Particles Cause Myocardial Injury in the Wistar Kyoto Rat.

Toxicological Sciences, 71(2):237-245 (2003)

Dr. Urmila P. Kodavanti (30%)

Dr. Allen D. Ledbetter (20%)

Dr. Mette C. Schladweiler (10%)

Dr. Daniel L. Costa (10%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC, NC


The First Demonstration of Cardiac Injury in Rats from Episodic, Long-Term Exposure to Ambient-Like Particulate Matter

S4HE 0061


a) Toxicological Effects of Fine Particulate Matter Derived from the Destruction of the World Trade Center.

EPA Report,EPA/600/R-02/028, Cincinnati, OH, 53 pages, Dec. 2002

b) World Trade Center Fine Particulate Matter-Chemistry and Toxic Respiratory Effects: An Overview.

Environ. Health Perspect., 111(7):972-980 (2003)

c) World Trade Center Fine Particulate Matter Causes Respiratory Tract

Hyperresponsiveness in Mice.

Environ. Health Perspect., 111(7):981-991 (2003)

Dr. Stephen H. Gavett (30%)

Dr. Najwa Haykal-Coates (14%)

Dr. John K. McGee (13%)

Dr. Jerry W. Highfill (8%)

Dr. Allen D. Ledbetter (7%)

Dr. Daniel L. Costa (5%)

Dr. Shirley J. Wasson (4%)

Dr. Teri L. Conner (3%)

Dr. Thomas J. Hughes (3%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC


Providing a Comprehensive Chemical and Toxicological Assessment of Fine PM from World Trade Center Dust

S4HE 0144

a) Dose-Based Duration Adjustments for the Effects of Inhaled Trichloroethylene on Rat Visual Function.

Fundamental and Applied Toxicology, 76:121-130 (2003)

b) Exact Mass Measurements for Confirmation of Pesticides and Herbicides Determined by Liquid Chromatography/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry.

Analytical Chemistry, 73(22):5436-5440 (2001)

Dr. William K. Boyes (10%)

Dr. Mark Bercegeay (10%)

Dr. Joseph S. Ali (4%)

Dr. Todd Kranz (10%)

Dr. John McGee (10%)

Dr. Marina Evans (10%)

Dr. Philip J. Bushnell (10%)

Dr. Jane Ellen Simmons (10%)

Dr. Anthony McDonald (10%)

Dr. Yusupha Sey (10%)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC


Work Leading to the Development of Dose-Based Duration Adjustments for the Acute Neurotoxic Effects of Exposure to Trichloroethylene

S4MM 0072


a) Determination of Carbamate, Urea, and Thiourea Pesticides and Herbicides in Water.

Analytical Chemistry, 73(5):997-1006 (2001)

b) Exact Mass Measurements for Confirmation of Pesticides and Herbicides Determined by Liquid Chromatography/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry.

Analytical Chemistry, 73(22):5436-5440 (2001)

Dr. William L. Budde (65%)

NERL, Cincinnati, OH


Research Demonstrating EPA Leadership in Developing More Accurate and Precise, Faster, and Less Expensive Analytical Methods for Regulated and Unregulated Pesticides and Herbicides in Water

S4RA 0107


a) Water Analysis: Emerging Contaminants and Current Issues.

Analytical Chemistry, 75(12):2831-2857 (2003)

b) Disinfection By-Products and Other Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water.

Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 22(10):666-684 (2003)

Dr. Susan D. Richardson (100%)

NERL, Athens, GA


State-of-Science Review of Emerging Contaminants and New Issues in Water

S4TF 0091


Changes in Enantiomeric Fractions during Microbial Reductive Dechlorination of PCB132, PCB149, and Aroclor 1254 in Lake Hartwell Sediment Microcosms.

Environmental Science & Technology, 37(6):1100-1107 (2003)

Dr. W. Jack Jones (35%)

Dr. Arthur W. Garrison (25%)

NERL, Athens, GA


Providing the First Evidence of Microbial Stereoselective Reductive Dehalogenation of PCBs

S4TF 0092


Accumulation of Perchlorate in Tobacco Plants: Development of a Plant Kinetic Model.

Environmental Monitoring, 5:505-512 (2003)

Dr. J. Jackson Ellington (60%)

NERL, Athens, GA


Developing the First Mathematical Model for the Distribution of Inorganic Environmental Contaminants in Plants

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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