|Program Title/ Participating Agencies
||Program Emphasis/ Restrictions
|National Environmental Technology Test Site
Program/U.S. DoD, EPA
||An interagency effort to establish a coordinated
environmental technology testing and evaluation program.
The Program currently supports testing and evaluation
programs at six Centers: the Air Force's Groundwater
Remediation Field Laboratory (GRFL) and Chlorinated
Hydrocarbon Remedial Demonstration Site (CHRDS); the
Army's Environmental Technology Evaluation Center; the
Navy's Environmental Technology Demonstration Site for
Advanced Fuel Hydrocarbon Remediation Technologies; and
the EPA's National Center for Integrated Bioremediation
Research and Development (NCIBRD) and Consortium for Site
Characterization Technology (CSCT).
provides locations for demonstrations, testing, and
evaluation of technologies of interest to the agencies.
||The name of each Center indicates the type of
contaminant and media that candidate technologies should
address. The GRFL focuses on technologies that treat
DNAPLs. The Army Center provides testing facilities for
physical, chemical, and biological remedial technologies.
The NCIBRD supports the design and engineering of
integrated bioremediation systems. The CSCT focuses on
monitoring, measurement, and site characterization
||The Rapid Commercialization Initiative (RCI), an
interagency effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of
Commerce, fosters cooperative interaction of the private
sector, states, and Federal agencies to help bring
environmental technologies to market more rapidly and
efficiently. RCI acts as a gateway to other federal
agency programs that provide opportunities for
environmental technology demonstration, verification, and
assistance for selected companies with commercial- ready
environmental technologies in four categories: avoidance;
control; monitoring and assessment; and remediation and
||Selection of participants centers on two
criteria: 1) The technology addresses environmental and
market needs, with a focus on solutions to private sector
needs and added consideration for application to public
sector environmental problems; 2) there is a clear path
to commercialization and the technology is only a few
steps from commercialization, such that testing and
verification will complete the process. Marketing,
financing, or production assistance are not available.
Exemptions from federal statutes and regulations are not
Technologies Development Forum/U.S. EPA, DoD, DOE, other
|RTDF identifies ways for federal agencies to
work together through partnerships with industry and
academia to solve complex hazardous waste remediation
problems through development of hazardous waste
characterization and treatment technologies. RTDF
partners form self-managed Action Teams to undertake
research, development, demonstration, and evaluation
efforts to achieve common cleanup goals.
funding for RTDF research activities and Action Team
meetings. Participants in each Action Team provide
funding and/or in-kind support for the Team research
||The RTDF is open to all interested parties and
includes partners from industry, government agencies, and
Business Innovative Research Program
||A multi-media assistance program designed to
assist and promote small U.S.-owned high technology
program for grants and contracts. Phase I supports
feasibility studies. Phase II supports general R&D.
Phase III funds are provided through commercial sales or
other funds from a Federal agency.
||SBIR grants and contracts are solicited through
11 Federal agencies. Annual solicitations target
U.S.-owned high technology companies with 500 or fewer
Development Program/U.S. DoD, EPA, other federal agencies
|SERDP is a multi-agency program funded through
the Department of Defense that identifies, develops,
demonstrates, and transitions technology for six thrust
areas, including cleanup. The cleanup thrust area focuses
on programs for conducting technology research and
sponsors and funds a variety of other technology
development programs and activities such as the National
Environmental Technology Test Sites Program.
||SERDP responds primarily to environmental
requirements of DoD, along with those it shares with the
Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection
Agency, and other federal government agencies.
Dr. Olufemi Ayorinde
|Identifies and supports development of
technologies that show promise in addressing specific DOE
remediation needs, and to ensure that private industry,
other agencies, and universities all participate in the
development and use of new and emerging technologies.
CRADAs, grants, and inter-agency agreements (IAGs).
||The goal of the Area is to promote private
sector capability to provide needed environmental cleanup
technologies to meet DOE needs and enhance the economic
viability and competitiveness of the U.S. environmental
|One of DOE's major assistance vehicles for
developing technologies as part of DOE's national
research, development, demonstration, testing, and
evaluation program that provides environmental
restoration and waste management technologies to DOE
sites and to manage DOE generated waste.
a broad mix of proposals where R&D is required within
broadly defined areas of interest.
||Multiple awards for proposals, which may have
varied approaches or concepts, are generally made. A PRDA
may be issued in response to an individual program need
such as the cleanup of a particular contaminant at a
Central Point of Contact
|One of DOE's assistance vehicles for developing
technologies as part of DOE's national research,
development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation
program that provides environmental restoration and waste
management technologies to DOE sites and to manage DOE
proposals for contracts in applied research for
technology development with application to DOE
environmental restoration efforts.
||A proposed technology should correspond to a DOE
need and improve DOE's capabilities in areas such as in
situ remediation; detection, characterization, and
monitoring; separation of radioactive waste; and
Central Point of Contact
Business Technology Transfer Pilot Program
||Identifies opportunities to support innovative
technology development by small businesses.
includes workshops and counseling for small businesses to
provide information on specific business opportunities.
||Support and counseling are available to small,
disadvantaged, or minority businesses and provide access
to procurement offices at DOE sites.
||Promotes the development, commercialization, and
use of environmental technology to improve environmental
quality while fostering new job and business creation.
assistance and direct funding through an annual Program
||Focus areas, specific selection criteria, and
project evaluation criteria for the project-year are
described in the annual Solicitation Package.
||Seeks to accelerate the entrance of new
environmental technologies into the domestic and
international marketplace by providing purchasers and
permitters with credible cost and performance data
provided by disinterested third parties. The program
supports and oversees testing and verification centers
covering major classes of environmental technology.
groups, comprised of technology buyers, sellers, and
enablers are the principal customers of the program. EPA,
the testing centers, and vendors will fund the program.
||The goal of the ETV program is to create testing
and verification processes that will provide technology
buyers and enablers (permitters, etc.) with credible cost
and performance data from testing and verification
centers. The program is open to all environmental
|Promotes the development and use of innovative
technologies to remediate Superfund sites through
demonstrating technologies, including support for
bench-scale through pilot-scale and field-scale
demonstrations, and includes reports of cost and
performance data. The Program has 3 major components: a
Demonstration Program; an Emerging Technology Program;
and a Monitoring and Measurement Technologies Program.
Program costs are split between a vendor and EPA.
||The Demonstration Program is open to all
remediation technologies. The Emerging Technology Program
supports testing and development of innovative treatment
technologies. The Monitoring and Measurement Technologies
Program supports innovative detection, monitoring, and