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 substances 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 environmental 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 - Fiscal Year 2008: Assistance to (1) support The State Coalition For The Remediation of Drycleaners; (2) to conduct research with respect to the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effects on, and risks to, human health from hazardous substances and detection of hazardous substances in the environment, as related to states and territories; (3) to increase the county officials' capacity to identify, assess, finance, revitalize and manage over time contaminated or potentially contaminated properties; (4) to host technical conferences and trainings for non federal personnel on innovative and alternative treatment technologies; and, (5) to support interstate teams that evaluate innovative and alternative treatment and characterization technologies for hazardous site remediation.
Funding Priority - Fiscal year 2009: 1)To support the Removal Action Focus Group with research on resources, capabilities and successes of State removal and environmental emergency response programs to participate in Superfund large-scale emergencies.
2)To produce information that States will use to improve and enhance the practices relative to the assessment, remediation, and long-term stewardship activities conducted at Superfund sites.
3)The recipient will host technical conferences and training events for non federal personnel on innovative and alternative treatment technologies.