Former Partnerships and Initiatives
The following are former or inactive Partnerships that EPA has previously participated in.
EPA Ground Water Task Force
EPA's Ground Water Task Force was a workgroup established under the "One Cleanup Program Initiative" of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). This Task Force was comprised of EPA and State regulatory officials, and was formed to: serve as the main technical / policy / communication / networking resource for OSWER on groundwater issues; promote cross-program coordination and communication on technical and policy issues related to the cleanup of contaminated groundwater; identify and prioritize and work to solve and/or provide guidance on groundwater issues and projects that will benefit multiple programs; and assign subgroups to work on priority issues, and/or making recommendations to EPA senior management on the best course of actions for such issues. View the Ground Water Task Force's Final Product.
Measurement and Monitoring Technologies for the 21st Century (21M2)
Through the Measurement and Monitoring Technologies for the 21st Century initiative, EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) identified and deployed promising measurement and monitoring technologies in response to waste management and site cleanup program needs by matching existing and emerging technologies with OSWER program and client needs. Visit the 21M2 Home Page Exit.
EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program, Materials Management and Remediation (MMR) Center
The EPA ETV program seeks to provide credible information about the performance of environmental technologies from disinterested third parties under the auspices of EPA. This center verified the performance of materials management technologies, including for recycling, beneficial use of waste materials, recovery of useful components of waste, and treatment to minimize disposal requirements (e.g., containment, volume, cost); and technologies to remediate contaminated land and ground water, such as that found at Superfund sites and other properties where industrial or commercial activities have resulted in a legacy of hazardous constituents that limit future use of the property. Visit the MMR Center to learn more about Vendor Opportunities and the Verification Process.
EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program, Site Characterization and Monitoring Technologies (SCMT) within the Advanced Monitoring Systems Center
The EPA ETV program sought to provide credible information about the performance of environmental technologies from disinterested third parties under the auspices of EPA. The Site Characterization and Monitoring Technologies Pilot functions within the Advanced Monitoring Systems Center of ETV to evaluate technologies that could be used to characterize the environment. Third-party verification organizations designed and performed simulated field demonstrations and prepare reports on each technology accompanied by verification statements. Learn more about the ETV Program.
Innovative Treatment Remediation Demonstration (ITRD)
The Innovative Treatment Remediation Demonstration (ITRD) Program was funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Restoration (EM-40) to help accelerate the adoption and implementation of new and innovative remediation technologies. Developed as a Public-Private Partnership program with Clean Sites, Inc., and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Technology Innovation and Field Services Division and coordinated by Sandia National Laboratories, the ITRD Program sought to reduce many of the classic barriers to the use of new technologies by involving government, industry, and regulatory agencies in the assessment, implementation, and validation of innovative technologies.
Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF) in 1992 to enhance the development and application of innovative hazardous waste characterization and treatment technologies. Eight self-managed RTDF Action Teams have formed over the years. The last Action Team was established in 2001 and several teams have completed, or are no longer actively involved, in field demonstrations of new technologies. Therefore, as of the end of June 2006, active maintenance of the RTDF web site will no longer be conducted. Visit the Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF) Exit website.
State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners
The State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners is made up of representatives of state governments with a formal program to address remediation of dry cleaner sites. The coalition, supported by EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division, serves as a roundtable for discussion of issues related to cleanup of dry cleaner sites, with particular emphasis on the use of innovative technologies. Coalition members are developing and making available a variety of information to assist states in addressing the cleanup of drycleaner sites more efficiently and effectively.
Triad Community of Practice (CoP)
The Triad Community of Practice (CoP) included representatives of federal, state, and private sector organizations in the U.S. and abroad who have increased the cost-effectiveness and success rates for their own environmental clean-up projects by employing the Triad approach. The CoP provided a mechanism for extracting the knowledge and project experience of these field practitioners and transferring it to the rest of the environmental community. CoP participation was voluntary and open to public and private field practitioners interested in and committed to sharing their knowledge and experience with innovative approaches to site characterization and cleanup.