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Alternative or Innovative Treatment Technology Research, Demonstration, Training, and Hazardous Substance Research Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

To support grants and cooperative agreements for (1) a program of research, evaluation, testing, development, and demonstration of alternative or innovative treatment technologies which may be utilized in response actions to achieve more permanent protection of human health and welfare and the environment; (2) a technology transfer program including the development, collection, evaluation, coordination, and dissemination of information relating to the utilization of alternative or innovative treatment technologies for response actions; (3) a program of training and evaluation of training needs in the procedures for the handling and removal of hazardous substances for employees who handle hazardous substance and training in the management of facilities at which hazardous substances are located and in the evaluation of the hazards to human health presented by such facilities for State and local health and environment agency personnel, and (4) a program of research with respect to the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effects on and risks to human health of hazardous substances and detection of hazardous substances in the environment. Funding Priority: In Fiscal Year 2003, the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response will give priority to projects that will provide States and tribes with research support and training relating to Technologies applicable to hazardous substance cleanups. To provide financial assistance for State representative forums to discuss and share experiences on emerging remediation technologies and strategies, and to exchange information on findings of remediation research among States. To provide funding for hazardous substances management training to State personnel, which enhances capabilities to evaluate hazards to human health. To assist States in convening to share successes in remediation programs, collecting and disseminating information on remediation technologies and strategies, and gathering and assessing information on emerging characterization and measurement technologies in support of site cleanup.