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Information Webinar: Request for Applications: Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere

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Wednesday 04/28/2021 2:00PM to 3:00PM EDT
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Join us for an informational webinar that will provide an overview and cover application information for the Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere Request for Applications (RFA).

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Webinar Objectives:

  •  Share general information on research areas for the RFA
  •  Learn about the administrative, submission, eligibility and peer review processes
  •  Question and answer session

The webinar slides will be available at LINK TO RFA PAGE for those unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.

Background: EPA, as part of our Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research to advance measurement and monitoring methods for air toxics and contaminants of emerging concern in the atmosphere that pose health concerns. Air toxics are a subset of air pollutants known or suspected to be acutely toxic or cause chronic human health effects, or to have adverse environmental and ecological effects. There is extensive evidence that minority and low-income communities are disproportionally burdened with exposures to air toxics. Specifically, we are looking for research that will provide:

  • Advancements in measurement techniques for real-time, continuous measurements of ambient air pollutant concentrations with minimum detection limits below background concentrations or health risk-based thresholds; and
  • Advancements in stationary or mobile near-source measurement methods for quantifying emission rates of fugitive emissions.

Our goal is that this research will support state, local and tribal air monitoring efforts to address community-based initiatives regarding air toxics and emerging contaminants of concern, as well as environmental justice issues. Additionally, we hope research from this grant opportunity will lead to improved source measurement methods that can be used to quantify emissions, develop emissions inventories, inform the development of effective emission control strategies and ultimately improve public health.

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