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Honorable Mention - The Subcommittee has also added a fourth non-cash level award for research efforts which are noteworthy but which do not warrant a Level I, II or III award. Honorable Mention applies to research that: (1) may not quite reach the level described for a Level III award; (2) show a promising area of research that the Subcommittee wants to encourage; or (3) show an area of research that the Subcommittees feels is too preliminary to warrant an award recommendation (yet).

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Nominations Recommended for Honorable Mention (No Cash Award) -- Total of Twenty-Six
Nom. # Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible Authors Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S09EE0003 Membrane-Assisted Vapor Stripping: Energy Efficient Hybird Distillation-Vapor Permeation Process for Alcohol-Water Separation
Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 83:1275-1287 (2008)
Leland M. Vane
Franklin R. Alvarez
  NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Developing a Separation Process Capable of Reducing the Energy and Greenhouse Gas Footprints of Renewable Alcohol Fuels
S09EE0114 (1) High Permeability Membranes for the Dehydration of Low Water Content Ethanol by Pervaporation
Journal of Membrane Science, 306:209-215 (2007)
(2) A Novel Hydrophilic Polymer Membrane for the Dehydration of Organic Solvents
European Polymer Journal, 42:3390-3393 (2006)
Vasudevan V. Namboodiri
Leland M. Vane
Ravi P. Ponangi NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Developing Water-Removing Membranes for Efficient Solvent Reuse and Ethanol Fuel Production
S09ER0011 (1) Quantification of Phenol, Phenyl Glucuronide, and Phenyl Sulfate in Blood of Unanesthetized Rainbow Trout by Online Microdialysis Sampling
Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, 18:405-412 (2008)
(2) Use of Online Microdialysis Sampling to Determine the in vivo Rate of Phenol Glucuronidation in Rainbow Trout
Drug Metabolism and Disposition, 36:1406-1413 (2008)
John Nichols
Alex Hoffman
Patrick Fitzsimmons
Gregory Lien
Correne Jenson
  NHEERL, Duluth, MN Methods and Models for in vivo Determination of Chemical Metabolism Rates in Fish
S09ER0013 Assessing Vulnerabilities from Alternative Development Patterns
Landscape and Urban Planning, 87(1):84-95 (2008)
Megan Mehaffey
Timothy Wade
Betsy Smith
Lisa Wainger
Dennis Yankee
Vicki Bott
Rebecca Yarbrough
NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Research Demonstrating the Effects of Land Use Development Patterns on Environment and Economy Conditions
S09ER0020 (1) Using a Geographic Information System to Identify Areas with Potential for Off-Target Pesticide Exposure
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 25(8):2250-2259 (2006)
(2) Selecting and Evaluating Native Plants for Region-Specific Phytotoxicity Testing
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 4(1):105-117 (2008)
Thomas Pfleeger
David Olszyk
Connie Burdick
E. Henry Lee
George King
Milton Plocher
Jeffery Kern
John Fletcher
NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Development and Test Methods for Ecologically Relevant Test Species for Use in the Pesticide Registration Process
S09ER0022 (1) The Role of Particulate Matter-Associated Zinc in Cardiac Injury in Rats
Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(1):13-20 (2008)
(2) Systemic Imbalance of Essential Metals and Cardiac Gene Expression in Rats Following Acute Pulmonary Zinc Exposure
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 69(22):2011-2032 (2006)
Urmila P. Kodavanti
Mette C. Schladweiler
Edward D. Karoly
Allen D. Ledbetter
John K. McGee
Judy Schmidt
Judy E. Richards
Daniel L. Costa
Richard H. Jaskot
Peter S. Gilmour
Bhaskar S. Mandavilli
Abraham Nyska
Ronald Thomas
J. Grace Wallenborn
David C. Christiani
Marschall S. Runge
Shyamal Peddada
Madamanchi Nageswara
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC The Role of Inhaled Particulate Matter-Associated Zinc in Cardiac Injury
S09HE0027 Development of a Human Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Model for Inorganic Arsenic and its Mono-and Di-Methylated Metabolites
Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, 35:31-68 (2008)
Hisham A. El-Masri
Elaina M. Kenyon
  NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Development of a Human PBPK Model for Application to the Risk Analysis of Environmental Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic
S09HE0036 (1) Children's Health Risk Assessment: Incorporating a Lifestage Approach into the Risk Assessment Process
Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, 83(6):511-521 (2008)
(2) A Lifestage Approach to Assessing Children's Exposure
Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, 83(6):522-529 (2008)
(3) A Lifestage-Specific Approach to Hazard and Dose-Response Characterization for Children's Health Risk Assessment
Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, 83(6):530-546 (2008)
Rebecca C. Brown
Elaine Cohen Hubal
Susan L. Makris
Chad M. Thompson
Susan Y. Euling
Carole A. Kimmel
Jacqueline Moya
Stanley Barone, Jr.
Sherry G. Selevan
Babasaheb R. Sonawane
  NCEA, Washington, DC A Groundbreaking Lifestage-Specific Approach to Health Risk Assessment of Environmental Exposures
S09MM0048 (1) Automated Determination of Precursor Ion, Product Ion, and Neutral Loss Compositions and Deconvolution of Composite Mass Spectra Using Ion Correlation Based on Exact Masses and Relative Isotopic Abundances
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 22:2375-2390 (2008)
(2) An Inexpensive Autosampler to Maximize Throughput for an Ion Source that Samples Surfaces in Open Air
Environmental Forensics, 9(2-3):127-136 (2008)
(3) An Integrated Wipe Sample Transport/Autosampler to Maximize Throughput for a Direct Analysis in Real Time (Dart)/Orthogonal Acceleration, Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (oa-TOFMS)
Environmental Forensics, 9(2-3):137-143 (2008)
Andrew H. Grange
G. Wayne Sovocool
NERL, Las Vegas, NV Developing Technology to Rapidly Characterize Contaminated Sites with High Spatial Resolution
S09MM0050 (1) Water Quality in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands: Basin-Wide Patterns and Responses to an Anthropogenic Disturbance Gradient
Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(Sp. isssue 3):67-85 (2007)
(2) Human Influences on Water Quality in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands
Environmental Management, 41(n/a):347-357 (2008)
Anett S. Trebitz
John A. Morrice
Anne C. Cotter
John C. Brazner
John R. Kelly
Michael L. Knuth
Gregory Peterson
Michael E. Sierszen
Jo A. Thompson
Nicholas P. Danz
Tom Hollenhorst
Gerald J. Niemi
Euan D. Reavie
Richard P. Axler
Ronald R. Regal
NHEERL, Duluth, MN Developing the Scientific Basis for Establishing Nutrient Criteria for Coastal Wetlands
S09MM0051 Survey Design and Extent Estimates for the Wadeable Streams Assessment
Journal of North American Benthological Society, 27:822-836 (2008)
Anthony R. Olsen
David V. Peck
  NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Communicating the Importance of Survey Design and Analysis in National Aquatic Assessments
S09MM0058 A Process for Creating Multimetric Indices for Large-Scale Aquatic Surveys
Journal of North American Benthological Society, 27(4):878-891 (2008)
John L. Stoddard
David V. Peck
Ellen Tarquinio
Alan T. Herlihy
Robert M. Hughes
Thomas Whittier
NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Contributions to the Field of Ecological Assessments, by Developing Rigorous, National Indices of Biotic Condition
S09MM0059 Combining Existing Monitoring Sites with a Probability Survey Design-Examples from U.S. EPA's National Coastal Assessment
The Open Environmental & Biological Monitoring Journal, 1:16-25 (2008)
John F. Paul
Henry A. Walker
Walter B. Galloway
Gerald G. Pesch
Donald J. Cobb
Charles J. Strobel
J. Kevin Summers
Michael Charpentier
James Heltshe
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Successful Implementation of a Flexible Design for Monitoring
S09MM0063 (1) A Roughness-Corrected Index of Relative Bed Stability for Regional Stream Surveys
Geomorphology, 99:150-170 (2008)
(2) Geomorphic and Anthropogenic Influences on Fish and Amphibians in Pacific Northwest Coastal Streams
American Fisheries Society Symposium Peer-Reviewed, Refereed Book Chapter in: "Landscape Influences on Stream Habitats a, 48:429-455 (2006)
Philip R. Kaufmann
David P. Larsen
Mostafa A. Shirazi
John M. Faustini
Robert M. Hughes
NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Developing New Methods to Evaluate Streambed Sediment Alteration and its Effect on Aquatic Ecosystems
S09OR0068 (1) Persistence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in a Drinking Water System after Addition of Filtration Treatment
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72(9):5864-5869 (2006)
(2) Molecular Comparison of Mycobacterium avium Isolates from Clinical and Environmental Sources
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74(15):4966-4968 (2008)
Elizabeth Hilborn
Terry C. Covert
Stephanie I. Harris
Stephanie A. Bailey
Eugene Rice
Gerard N. Stelma, Jr.
Michael T. Schmitt
Mitchell A. Yakrus
Sandra F. Donnelly
Sean Toney
NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Contributing to the Understanding of the Molecular Epidemiology and Ecology of Mycobacterium Avium in Drinking Water
S09RA0079 Biomarkers of Exposure: a Case Study with Inorganic Arsenic
Environmental Health Perspectives, 114(11):1790-1796 (2006)
Michael Hughes NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Integration of Data on Biomarkers of Inorganic Arsenic Exposure for Risk Assessment Purposes
S09RA0081 (1) Aqueous Microwave Chemistry: A Clean and Green Synthetic Tool for Rapid Drug Discovery
Chemical Society Reviews, 37(8):1546-1557 (2008)
(2) Greener and Expeditious Synthesis of Bioactive Heterocycles using Microwave Irradiation
Pure and Applied Chemistry, 80(4):777-790 (2008)
(3) Greener and Sustainable Approaches to the Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Active Heterocycles
Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development, 10(6):723-737 (2007)
Rajender S. Varma Vivek Polshettiwar NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Exceptional Technical Achievement in Summarizing an Expedient Microwave Technology in "Greener" Reaction Media
S09RA0084 (1) Role of Environmental Factors in the Timing of Puberty
Pediatrics, 121(S3):S167-S171 (2008)
(2) Examination of US Puberty-Timing Data from 1940 to 1994 for Secular Trends: Panel Findings
Pediatrics, 121(S3):S172-S191 (2008)
(3) Environmental Factors and Puberty Timing: Expert Panel Research Needs
Pediatrics, 121(S3):S192-S207 (2008)
Susan Y. Euling
Sherry G. Selevan
L. Earl Gray, Jr.
Germaine M. Buck Louis
Michele Marcus
Marcia Herman-Giddens
Peter A. Lee
Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
Niels E. Skakkebaek
Anders Juul
Thorkild I.A. Sorensen
Sergio R. Ojeda
Selma Feldman Witchel
Wolfgang Sippell
David H. Abbott
Ana M. Soto
Rochelle W. Tyl
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
Shanna H. Swan
Mari S. Golub
Martin Wabitsch
Jorma Toppari
Leo Dunkel
John H. Himes
Grete Teilmann
NCEA, Washington, DC The First Expert Consensus on Both the Role of Environmental Factors and Secular Trends in Puberty Timing of Children
S09RM0086 (1) Correlation of 2-Chlorobiphenyl Dechlorination by Fe/Pd with Iron Corrosion at Different pH
Environmental Science and Technology, 42:6942-6948 (2008)
(2) Dechlorination Kinetics of Monochlorobiphenyls by Fe/Pd: Effects of Solvent, Temperature, and PCB Concentration
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 78(3-4):371-380 (2008)
Souhail R. Al-Abed Yuanxiang Fang NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Determining the Effect of Environmental Conditions on Using Iron Bimetallic System in the Remediation of PCBs
S09TF0093 (1) Chemical Characterization of Ambient Particulate Matter Near the World Trade Center: Source Apportionment Using Organic and Inorganic Source Markers
Atmospheric Environment, 42(31):7310-7315 (2008)
(2) Chemical Characterization of Volatile Organic Compounds Near the World Trade Center: Ambient Concentrations and Source Apportionment
Atmospheric Environment, 41(27):5673-5683 (2007)
David A. Olson
Gary A. Norris
Robert L. Seila
Matthew S. Landis
Alan F. Vette
  NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Contributions to the State of Science on Source Apportionment of Air Pollutants Near the World Trade Center
S09TF0095 (1) Cumulative Effects of Dibutyl Phthalate and Diethylhexyl Phthalate on Male Rat Reproductive Tract Development: Altered Fetal Steroid Hormones and Genes
Toxicological Sciences, 99(1):190-202 (2007)
(2) A Mxiture of Seven Antiandrogens Induces Reproductive Malformations in Rats
International Journal of Andrology, 31:249-262 (2008)
(3) A Mixture of Five Phthalate Esters Inhibits Fetal Testicular Testosterone Production in the Sprague-Dawley Rat in a Cumulative, Dose-Additive Manner
Toxicological Sciences, 105(1):153-165 ()
Kembra Howdeshell
Johnathan Furr
Leon Earl Gray, Jr.
Vickie S. Wilson
Christy Lambright
Cynthia Rider NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC A Cumulative Risk Assessment Framework Based on Common Alterations of Fetal Systems Rather than Mechanisms of Toxicity
S09TF0102 (1) Method for Measuring Air-Immiscible Liquid Partition Coefficients
Journal of Environmental Engineering- ASCE, 132(1):140-144 (2006)
(2) Analysis of a Gas-Phase Partitioning Tracer Test Conducted in an Unsaturated Fractured-Clay Formation
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 90:146-158 (2007)
Michelle A. Simon Mark L. Brusseau NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH The Development of an Innovative Partitioning Gas Tracer Method of Quantifying the NAPL Mass in the Vadose Zone
S09TF0105 Resolving Local-Scale Emissions for Modeling Air Quality Near Roadways
Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 58:451-461 (2008)
Vlad Isakov
James Richard Cook
Jawad S. Touma
James Thurman
Bill Benjey
Ellen Kinnee
Darrell Ensley
NVFEL, Ann Arbor, MI Significant Contribution to the Development of an Innovative Approach to Estimate Air Quality Near Major Roads
S09TF0107 Perchlorate Behavior in a Municipal Lake Following Fireworks Displays
Environmental Science and Technology, 41(11):3966-3971 (2007)
Richard T. Wilkin Dennis G. Fine
Nicole G. Burnett
NRMRL, Ada, OK Scientific Achievement Relating to the Environmental Chemistry of Perchlorate
S09TF0109 Evaluation of Three Watershed-Scale Pesticide Environmental Transport and Fate Models
Journal of American Water Resources Association, 43(6):1424-1443 (2007)
Ronald D. Parker
Michael Barrett
Lawrence Burns
J. G. Arnold
Lee Carrubba
N. J. Snyder
R. Srinivasan
S. L. Neitsch
OPP, Washington, DC Exploring the Use of Watershed-Scale Modeling to Estimate Drinking Water Pesticide Exposure for Use in Risk Assessments
S09TF0112 Chlorpyrifos Transformation by Aqueous Chlorine in the Presence of Bromide and Natural Organic Matter
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56(4):1328-1335 (2008)
Stephen E. Duirk
Timothy W. Collette
J. C. Tarr NERL, Athens, GA Elucidation of Organophosphorus Pesticide Transformation Pathways During Drinking Water Treatment
Key to Acronyms used in the above Table
OA Office of the Administrator
NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory
NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
OPP Office of Pesticide Programs
ORIA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
ORCR Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
OSCP Office of Science Coordination and Policy
*Note: The percentages given after name represent the current percent of the total level of effort as documented in the EPA nomination.

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