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In response to community requests for technical consultants who specialize in working with communities affected by environmental problems, CPEO has put together the Community Consultant Directory. We have listed only independent technical consultants whose clients are mainly public stakeholders. That is, these people have both environmental expertise and experience in community outreach and organizing.

There are a number of state and federal programs, as well as local and non-profit funding sources, that funding independent technical assistance. We list here the two programs used most often by community groups to hire and direct their own independent consultants.

The Environmental Protection Agency offers Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) for community stakeholders involved with a Superfund or National Priorities List (NPL) sites. Community groups are given up to $50,000 per award. Contact your Regional TAG Coordinator for more information.

The Department of Defense sponsors the Technical Assistance for Public Participation program to provide technical assistance to local community members of Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs). See the TAPP Handbook or contact the Installation Co-Chair of your RAB for more information.

Each Technology Description in the Technology Tree contains links to more detailed material about the technology or projects demonstrating the technology. We have listed below web sites, primarily sponsored by federal agencies, that describe a wide range of environmental technologies, including those in the Tech Tree.

Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)
The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE), through its Technology Transfer Program offers an information avenue to help its customers traverse the myriad of choices for applying existing and innovative technologies in the fields of environmental restoration, pollution prevention, military munitions response program (MMRP), and compliance. The objective of this web site is to provide users with simple and easily understood descriptions of successful remedial technologies having undergone the process of formulation, demonstration, and validation.

Brownfields Technology Support Center
The Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC, formerly the Brownfields Technology Support Center) is a cooperative effort to provide technical support to federal, state, local, and tribal officials for questions related to the use of innovative technologies and strategies for site assessment and cleanup.
Cal/EPA Environmental Technology
The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) is at the forefront in creating new tools, new partnerships, and new ways to foster the development of environmental technologies. Recognizing technology’s key role, Cal/EPA’s initiatives nurture the development, acceptance, and use of equipment, processes, and systems critical to improved environmental performance, in California and throughout the world.

CLU-IN Technology Focus
The CLU-IN Technology Focus area bundles information for particular technologies that may be used in a variety of applications. This information is presented in categories such as Overview, Guidance, Application, Training, and Additional Resources. Technology Focus will be continuously updated with information from federal cleanup programs, state sources, universities, nonprofit organizations, peer-reviewed publications, and public-private partnerships.

Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange (DENIX)
DENIX serves as a gateway to a wide range of Defense Department environmental information, including compliance, cleanup, munitions response, safety & occupational health, , and natural resource management.
Energy Department Office of Science and Technology
OSTI is the DOE office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored R&D results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.

Environmental & Munitions Center of Expertise, Military Munitions Division (CX-MM)
The Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise, MM Division supports the USACE Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) and other munitions related operations in reducing the human health and environmental risk associated with munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and munitions constituents (MC).
Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
ESTCP is the Defense Department’s environmental technology demonstration and validation program. The Program was established in 1995 to promote the transfer of innovative technologies that have successfully established proof of concept to field or production use. ESTCP demonstrations collect cost and performance data to overcome the barriers to employ an innovative technology because of concerns regarding technical or programmatic risk.
Federal Remedial Technologies Roundtable
The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) works to build a collaborative atmosphere among federal agencies involved in hazardous waste site cleanup. FRTR was established in 1990 to bring together top federal cleanup program managers and other remediation community representatives.
Green Pages - The Global Directory for Environmental Technology
The Green Pages Directory for Environmental Technology is an online information resource that lists international businesses and organizations that supply products and services which can remedy environmental problems – for example, any aspect of water treatment, air pollution, waste handling & recycling, and renewable energy. This free and self-supporting service connects consumers with 7000 suppliers from around 150 countries, presenting a forum to explore clean and sustainable technologies, to share knowledge and experience, and exchange best environmental practices. Over the past twelve years, Green Pages has been serving 10 million visitors with 125 million pages of free and up-to-date information.

National Defense Center for Enviromental Excellence
NDCEE was created to transition environmentally acceptable materials and processes to defense industrial activities and private industry, provide training that supports the use of new environmentally acceptable solutions, and perform applied R&D, where appropriate, to accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

National Technology Transfer Center
The National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) has entered its 20th year of providing technology transfer services for federal facilities of our nation. Our work has provided clients with technical and market research expertise dedicated to meeting the complex needs of technology transfer organizations, while providing close support focusing on customer service. NTTC is inspired by the technologies developed at our federal R&D institutions, and is proud of our work commercializing and disseminating federal innovation for the betterment of our nation's economy.

Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
NFESC is the Navy's center for specialized facilities engineering and technology. This page links to detailed fact sheets on technologies for environmental restoration.

Strategic Environmental Research And Development Program (SERDP)
SERDP is the Defense Department’s environmental science and technology program, executed in partnership with the Energy Department and EPA. SERDP invests in basic and applied research and advanced development. environmental research.

This page was last updated August 31, 2012
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