EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Contaminated Sites and RCRA Multi-Year Plans

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Kathleen White

Responsible Committee/Panel:Environmental Engineering Committee

BACKGROUND.

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The EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) requested SAB advice on two multi-year plans (MYPs) The Contaminated Sites MYP describes ORD problem-driven research supporting three Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) trust fund programs for which research is authorized: Superfund (SF), Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action (LUST CA) and the Oil Spills Program. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) MYP focuses primarily on treatment processes for hard-to-treat chemicals; innovative containment technologies; resource conservation; and site-specific technical support and state-of-the-art methods, tools, and models for addressing priority RCRA management issues.