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2005 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 Six
Nom. # Titles and Citations of Submitted Papers Eligible Authors* and Nominating Organizations Non-EPA Authors and Organizations Citation
S5ER0019 Removal of Ammonia Toxicity in Marine Sediment TIEs: A Comparison of  'Ulva lactuca,' Zeolite and Aeration Methods.
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46:607-618 (2003)
Robert Burgess (30%)
Marguerite Pelletier (30%)
Kay T. Ho (10%)
Jonathan Serbst (10%)
Stephen Ryba (5%)
Anne Kuhn (5%)
Mark Cantwell (5%)

NHEERL, Narragansett, RI
Monique Perron (3%) -- Harvard School of Public Health
Pam Raczelowski (2%) -- University of Rhode Island
A Comparative Study of Approaches for Diagnosing Ammonia Toxicity in Marine Sediments
S5ER0025 a) A Physiologically Based Toxicokinetic Model for Dietary Uptake of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds by Fish. I. Feeding Studies with 2,2',5,5'-Tetrachlorobiphenyl.
Toxicological Sciences, 77(2):206-218 (2004)
b) A Physiologically Based Toxicokinetic Model for Dietary Uptake of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds by Fish. II. Simulation of Chronic Exposure
Toxicological Sciences, 77(2):219-229 (2004)
John W. Nichols (45%)
Patrick N. Fitzsimmons (20%)
Frank W. Whiteman (20%)

NHEERL, Duluth, MN
Timothy D. Dawson (5%) -- Wilson Environmental Labs, Inc.
Leo Babeu (5%) -- Two Harbors, MN
Jamie L. Juenemann (5%) -- Two Harbors, MN
The Development and Application of a Physiologically Based Dietary-Uptake Model for Fish
S5MM0051 Importance of Groundwater Sulfate to Acidification in the Goose River Watershed, Maine.
Water Resources Research, 40(W09402):1-10 (2004)
William C. Sidle (90%)
Derrick Allen (10%)

NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH
  Source-Water Detection Methods for Acidification of Surface Waters
S5MM0063 a) Characterization of the Fugitive Mercury
Emissions at a Chlor-Alkali Plant: Overall Study Design.
Atmospheric Environment, 38(4):633-641 (2004)
b) Characterization of Fugitive Mercury Emissions from the Cell Building at a US Chlor-Alkali Plant.
Atmospheric Environment, 38(4):623-631 (2004)
John S. Kinsey (70%)
Frank R. Anscombe (10%)

NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC
Steven E. Lindberg (3%) -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
George R. Southworth (3%) -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Julie Swift (4%) -- Eastern Research Group Inc.
Joan Bursey (10%) -- Eastern Research Group, Inc.
The First Directly Measured Fugitive-Mercury Emission Factors from a Chlor-Alkali Cell Building
S5TF0090 Kinetic Control of Oxidation State at Thermodynamically Buffered Potentials in Subsurface Waters.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68(23):4831-4842 (2004)
John W. Washington (90%)

NERL, Athens, GA
Dinku M. Endale (3%) -- USDA Agricultural Research Service
Lidia P. Samarkina (4%) -- US EPA/NERL, Athens, GA
Kari E. Chappell (3%) -- US EPA/NERL, Athens, GA
Elucidating Fundamental Controls on, and Developing a Quantitative Modeling Approach for, the Redox State of Environmental Systems
S5TF0097 Divalent Inorganic Reactive Gaseous Mercury Emissions from a Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plant and Its Impact on Near-Field Atmospheric Dry Deposition.
Atmospheric Environment, 38(4):613-622 (2004)
Matthew S. Landis (70%)

NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC
Gerald J. Keeler (10%) -- University of Michigan Air Quality Laboratory
Khalid I. Al-Wali (10%) -- University of Michigan Air Quality Laboratory
Robert K. Stevens (10%) -- Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Contributions to the State of Science in Atmospheric-Mercury-Speciation Measurement and Source-Emission Characterization
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
OSCP         Office of Science Coordination and Policy
OSW          Office of Solid Waste

               *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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