Presentation on theme: "Felicia Barnett Ronald B. Landy USEPA Office of Research and Development Office of Science Policy Regional Science Program."— Presentation transcript:
Felicia Barnett Ronald B. Landy USEPA Office of Research and Development Office of Science Policy Regional Science Program
EPA Office of Research and Development Office of Resources Management Office of Science Information Management Office of Science Policy Nat’l Exposure Research Laboratory Nat’l Health & Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Nat’l Risk Management Research Laboratory Nat’l Center Environmental Research Nat’l Center Environmental Assessment Nat’l Center for Computational Toxicology
Advances EPA Science by Integrating ORD Research and Technology in Agency Decisions Formulates ORD Recommendations for Use in Agency Regulations, Policies and Guidance Tribal Science Council and Board of Scientific Counselors, FTTA, AA support Regulatory Support Program Regional Science Program – Links ORD Science with EPAs Regional Offices, States and local governments – building partnerships for effective transfer of research results on high priority issues
Regional Science Liaisons (RSLs) and Superfund and Technology Liaisons (STLs) The RSLs are a team of 10 senior scientists, one in each of the ten Regional Offices. The four core RSL activities are: (1) communicate and transfer ORD science products to the Regional Offices (2) manage the Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE), Regional Methods (RM), Regional Research Partnership Program (RRPP), and Regional Science Workshops (3) support Regional Office participation in ORD research planning and Agency decision making.
ORD senior scientists and engineers located in the ten EPA Regional Offices - focus on hazardous waste issues Superfund and RCRA Program was created jointly by ORD, OSWER and the Regional office in 1990 and is managed by the Office of Science Policy Coordinate technical support, including site-specific technical support, through ORD’s Technical Support Centers/ Agency sources of expertise - Superfund and RCRA Programs Facilitate technology and information transfer from any relevant and credible environmental resource through many venues including conferences, technical workshops and publications
Engaging the EPA Regions early and throughout the process Enhance communication opportunities throughout life-cycle of grant Encourage grantees to update interested Regional staff on progress Consider cooperative agreements where appropriate Consider additional vehicles for application of promising grant products
Past collaboration NARPM Nanotech Session and other NIEHS efforts Arsenic Meeting - Boston Try to meet during SRP Annual Meeting Relevancy Reviews Suggestions on Topics for Grants Seminars Build Upon “Bioassay Network” and model of Donnelly Outreach to potential users, willingness to adapt, interest in input, NRPM meeting, STLs, ORD, OSWER