Surveys, Studies, Investigations and Special Purpose Grants within the Office of the Administrator

(1) To support surveys, studies, investigations, and special purpose assistance associated with air quality, acid deposition, drinking water, water quality, hazardous waste, toxic substances, and pesticides; (2) to identify, develop, and demonstrate necessary pollution control techniques; (3) to prevent,
reduce, and eliminate pollution; (4) to evaluate the economic and social consequences of alternative strategies and mechanisms for use by those in economic, social, governmental, and environmental management positions; and (5) to promote collaboration on projects and activities within the states and enable wider and more coordinated state input on national environmental issues.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: Priorities include support for environmental health information and analysis to state legislatures; support to build state capacity to reduce environmental hazards that may affect health and the environment; support of environmental education training; support to promote and enhance state collaboration by focusing on communication and the sharing of environmental information among states;