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Legacy ORD Functions within the Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response

Legacy ORD Functions within the Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER)
Former Lab/Center and Division Functions Incorporated into the New Structure CESER Division

National Environmental Research Lab (NERL)– Exposure Methods and Measurements Division*

Technical Support Coordination Division 

NERL – Systems Exposure Division*

Technical Support Coordination Division 

National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) – Threat and Consequence Assessment Division

Homeland Security Materials Management Division

NHSRC – Decontamination and Consequence Management Division

Homeland Security Materials Management Division

NHSRC – Water Infrastructure Protection Division

Water Infrastructure Division

National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) – Water Systems Division

  • green infrastructure and stormwater management
  • watershed management
  • harmful algal blooms (HABs) and risk reduction
  • disinfection byproducts (DBPs)
  • drinking water contamination via distribution system and premise plumbing
  • wastewater, water reuse, and resource recovery from wastewater
  • drinking water treatment and small systems
  • recreational water quality criteria development under the Clean Water Act  
Water Infrastructure Division

NRMRL – Groundwater, Watershed, and Ecosystems Restoration Division

  • studies of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that control the transport of water, chemicals, and/or sediments in surface and subsurface environments
  • site-specific studies to determine the effects of innovative remediation technologies and ecosystem management practices on pollutant removal or pollution avoidance
  • development and application of models and decision support systems to understand how to improve and protect water quality and enhance community and ecosystem sustainability
  • technical support to EPA Regions, program offices, states, local governments, and other customers on specific problems and needs, including Superfund sites, that can be addressed by Division research.
Groundwater Characterization and Remediation Division

NRMRL – Land and Materials Management Division

  • manage and remediate land
  • advance a more sustainable use of natural and engineered resources
  • provide system-based decision-making approaches that better protect human and environmental health
  • prepare for and respond to urgent Agency technical support needs 
  • provide technical guidance on end of life risk management for materials
Land Remediation Technology Division

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