US EPA TechDirect December 1, 2010
SUBJECT: TechDirect, December 1, 2010  
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Open Solicitations  
ESTCP Environmental Restoration Special Solicitation:  
Perchlorate Treatment Technologies. The Environmental Security  
Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) has issued a special  
solicitation requesting proposals for technologies for treatment  
of perchlorate-contaminated groundwater used for drinking water.  
Researchers from Federal organizations, universities, and  
private industry can apply for ESTCP funding via the appropriate  
solicitation. All proposals in response to this BAA must respond  
to the single topic, 'Technologies for Treatment of  
Perchlorate-Contaminated Groundwater for Drinking Water.'  
Pre-proposals are due January 20, 2011. View the call for  
proposals and instructions at ...  
ons/Environmental-Restoration-Special-Solicitation .  
Superfund Research Program Multiproject Program Grants and  
Individual Research Grants. Multiproject Program Grants (P42)  
will be for coordinated, multi-project, multi- and  
interdisciplinary programs. The objective remains to establish  
and maintain a unique Program that links and integrates  
biomedical research with related engineering, hydrogeologic, and  
ecologic components. Grant awards are made in response to  
request for applications (RFA). The 2010 RFA was released on  
October 29, 2010 and applications are due by April 15, 2011. The  
Individual Research Project Program (R01) is designed to address  
specific issues that complement the multi-project research  
programs, meet high priority research needs of the national  
Superfund Program or tackle issues of emerging concern. Grants  
awarded under this mechanism will be for discrete, single  
projects. Grant applications are solicited and awards made in  
response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The  
current FOA was released on November 4, 2010 and closes February  
17, 2011. More information is available at ... .  
Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment Broad  
Agency Announcement. Proposals are sought that demonstrate and  
validate innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective  
technologies and/or methodologies that will lead to accelerated  
closure of environmental sites across the Air Force, eliminate  
or reduce hazardous material use and environmental release, and  
serve the Air Force's future environmental needs. This  
acquisition is not to test theoretical concepts or technologies  
that currently exist solely in a laboratory R&D phase or that  
have already been tested and validated multiple times in the  
field. Phase I submittals are due no later than 4:00 PM CST,  
December 16, 2010. View proposal instructions and areas of need  
at ...  
.html .  
Upcoming Live Internet Seminars  
Enhanced Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics: A Site Management  
Tool - December 2, 2010, 11:00AM-1:00PM EST (16:00-18:00 GMT).  
This training on the ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance for  
Enhanced Attenuation: Chlorinated Organics (EACO-1, 2008)  
describes the transition (the bridge) between aggressive  
remedial actions and MNA and vise versa. Enhanced attenuation  
(EA) is the application of technologies that minimize energy  
input and are sustainable in order to reduce contaminant loading  
and/or increase the attenuation capacity of a contaminated plume  
to progress sites towards established remedial objectives.  
Contaminant loading and attenuation capacity are fundamental to  
sound decisions for remediation of groundwater contamination.  
This training explains how a decision framework which, when  
followed, allows for a smooth transition between more aggressive  
remedial technologies to sustainable remedial alternatives and  
eventually to Monitored Natural Attenuation. This training will  
demonstrate how this decision framework allows regulators and  
practitioners to integrate Enhanced Attenuation into the  
remedial decision process. For more information and to register,  
see or .  
BIT Desktop Edition ? a Free, Brownfields Site Inventory Tool  
for your PC - December 6, 2010, 11:00AM-12:30PM EST (16:00-17:30  
GMT). EPA's Brownfield's Program will sponsor this seminar on  
the desktop edition of the Brownfields Inventory Tool (BIT). BIT  
operates from and stores site data on an individual personal  
computer for Brownfields sites. Tribes, Cities, and regional  
coalitions can use BIT to create site inventories; submit  
reports such as the multiple property profile form to the EPA;  
and log emergency response and other administrative information  
about brownfields and other environmental programs. The desktop  
edition was requested by tribal stakeholders, to provide an  
added level of data security by storage of information on a  
user?s personal computer instead of on an outside server  
connected to the internet. The Desktop Edition can be downloaded  
from the BIT web page at http:// or by going  
directly to ... For  
more information and to register, see .  
ITRC Mine Waste Treatment Technology Selection - December 7,  
2010, 2:00PM-4:15PM EST (19:00-21:15 GMT). ITRC's Mining Waste  
Team developed the ITRC Web-based Mine Waste Technology  
Selection site ( ... to  
assist project managers in selecting an applicable technology,  
or suite of technologies, which can be used to remediate mine  
waste contaminated sites. Decision trees, through a series of  
questions, guide users to a set of treatment technologies that  
may be applicable to that particular site situation. Each  
technology is described, along with a summary of the  
applicability, advantages, limitations, performance, stakeholder  
and regulatory considerations, and lessons learned. Each  
technology overview links to case studies where the technology  
has been implemented. In this associated Internet-based  
training, instructors provide background information then take  
participants through the decision tree using example sites.  
Project managers, regulators, site owners, and community  
stakeholders should attend this training class to learn how to  
use the ITRC Web-based Mine Waste Technology Selection site to  
identify appropriate technologies, address all impacted media,  
access case studies, and understand potential regulatory  
constraints. For more information and to register, see or .  
Your Role in Green Remediation Implementation and Case Studies  
in Green Remediation - This Year's Models and Tools (The 2010  
NARPM Green Remediation Session Follow-on Webinars) - December  
8, January 11, and February 10. In May 2010, EPA held its annual  
National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM)  
meeting in Crystal City, VA, and for the third year in a row, 
Posted: 01/12/2010 By: Professor Paul Bardos