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Level II awards - are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

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Nominations Recommended for a Level II Award -- Total of Eight
Nom. ID Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
S13EP0007 Global Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change through Methane and Black Carbon Emission Controls

Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(6):831-839 (2012)

Susan Anenberg

Joel Schwartz (Non-EPA)

Drew Shindell (Non-EPA)

Markus Amann (Non-EPA)

Greg Faluvegi (Non-EPA)

Zbigniew Klimont (Non-EPA)

Greet Maenhout (Non-EPA)

Luca Pozzoli (Non-EPA)

Rita van Dingenen (Non-EPA)

Elisabetta Vignati (Non-EPA)

Lisa Emberson (Non-EPA)

Nicholas Muller (Non-EPA)

Jason West (Non-EPA)

Martin Williams (Non-EPA)

Volodymyr Demkine (Non-EPA)

Kevin Hicks (Non-EPA)

Johan Kuylenstierna (Non-EPA)

Frank Raes (Non-EPA)

Veerabhadran Ramanathan (Non-EPA)

OAR, Washington, DC Air Quality and Health Benefits of Controlling Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
S13ER0010 (1) Effects of Copper, Cadmium, Lead, and Arsenic in a Live Diet on Juvenile Fish Growth

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 67(11):1816-1826 (2010)

(2) The Relative Importance of Waterborne and Dietborne Arsenic Exposures on Survival and Growth of Juvenile Rainbow Trout

Aquatic Toxicology, 104(1-2):108-115 (2011)

Russell J. Erikson

David R. Mount

Terry L. Highland

James R. Hockett

Correne T. Jenson

Vincent R. Mattson

Edward N. Leonard

Timothy D. Dawson (Non-EPA)

Kevin G. Lott (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Duluth, MN Demonstrating the Importance of Addressing Dietary Exposure in Aquatic Risk Assessments for Arsenic
S13ER0111 An Approach to Developing Numeric Water Quality Criteria for Using the SeaWiFS Satellite Data Record
Dr. Schaeffer, Blake A. (45%)

Dr. Hagy, III, James D. (40%)

Dr. Conmy, Robyn N. (5%)

Dr. Lehrter, John C. (5%)

Dr. Stumpf, Richard P. (5% Non-EPA)

NHEERL An Approach to Developing Numeric Water-Quality Criteria Using Satellite Remote Sensing
S13HE0022 Controlled Exposure of Healthy Young Volunteers to Ozone Causes Cardiovascular Effects

Circulation, 126(1):104-111 (2012)

Robert B. Devlin

David Diaz-Sanchez

Michael T. Schmitt

Ana G. Rappold

Kelly Duncan (Non-EPA)

Melanie Jardim (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Demonstrating Cardiovascular Effects in Human Volunteers Exposed to Ozone
S13HE0030 (1) TRPA1 and Sympathetic Activation Contribute to Increased Risk of Triggered Cardiac Arrhythmias in Hypertensive Rats Exposed to Diesel Exhaust

Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(7):951-957 (2011)

(2) Divergent Electrocardiographic Responses to Whole and Particle-free Diesel Exhaust Inhalation in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Toxicological Sciences, 125(2):558-568 (2012)

(3) Whole and Particle-free Diesel Exhausts Differentially Affect Cardiac Electrophysiology, Blood Pressure, and Autonomic Balance in Heart Failure-prone Rats

Toxicological Sciences, 128(2):490-499 (2012)

Mehdi S. Hazari

Aimen K. Farraj

Najwa Haykal-Coates

Darrell W. Winsett

Q. Todd Krantz

Charly King

Daniel L. Costa, Sc.D.

Wayne E. Cascio

Alex P. Carll (Non-EPA)

Christina M. Perez (Lamb) (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Assessing the Differential Effects of Whole vs. Particle-Free Diesel Exhaust towards Understanding Component Toxicity
S13HE0120 Rapidly Measured Indicators of Recreational Water Quality and Swimming-associated Illness at Marine Beaches: a Prospective Cohort Study

Estuaries and Coasts (Springer Publishing), 34(6):1278-1292 (2011)

Dr. Wade, Timothy J. (12%)

Ms. Sams, Elizabeth (10%)

Dr. Brenner, Kristen P. (10%)

Dr. Haugland, Richard A. (10%)

Dr. Wymer, Larry J. (10%)

Dr. Dufour, Alfred P. (10%)

Dr. Rankin, Clifford (7%)

Dr. Beach, Michael J. (7% Non-EPA)

Mr. Li, Quanlin (7% Non-EPA)

Dr. Chern, Eunice (7% Non-EPA)

Dr. Love, David (5% Non-EPA)

Dr. Noble, Rachel (5% Non-EPA)

NHEERL Fecal Contamination and Swimming-Associated Illness: Development of Exposure Response Relationships at Marine Beaches
S13MM0057 (1) Inter-laboratory Comparison of Real-time PCR Methods for Quantification of General Fecal Indicator Bacteria

Environmental Science and Technology, 46:945-953 (2011)

(2) MPN Estimation of QPCR Target Sequence Recoveries from Whole Cell Calibrator Samples

Journal of Microbiological Methods, 87:3343-349 (2011)

(3) Comparison of Enterococcus qPCR Analysis Results from Fresh and Marine Waters on Two Real-time Instruments

Analytical Biochemistry, 430:68-74 (2012)

Mano Sivaganesan

Richard A. Haugland

Manju Varma

Orin C. Shanks

Shawn Siefring

Kevin H. Oshima

Catherine A. Kelty

Lindsay Peed

Rachel T. Noble (Non-EPA)

Angelia Denene Blackwood (Non-EPA)

Monica R. Greene (Non-EPA)

Rebecca N. Bushon (Non-EPA)

Erin A. Stelzer (Non-EPA)

Julie Kinzelman (Non-EPA)

Tamara Anan'eva (Non-EPA)

Christopher Sinigalliano (Non-EPA)

David Wanless (Non-EPA)

John Griffith (Non-EPA)

Yiping Cao (Non-EPA)

Stephen Weisberg (Non-EPA)

Valerie J. Harwood (Non-EPA)

Christopher Staley (Non-EPA)

NERL, Cincinnati, OH Scientific and Technical Achievement Supporting Implementation of EPA Method 1611 for Rapid Recreational Water Testing
S13OR0064 (1) Temporal Patterns and Sources of Atmospherically Deposited Pesticides in Alpine Lakes of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Environmental Science & Technology, 44:4609-4614 (2010)

(2) Spatial Patterns of Atmospherically Deposited Organic Contaminants at High-Elevation in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29:1056-1066 (2010)

(3) Pesticide Distributions and Population Declines of California, USA, Alpine Frogs, Rana muscosa and Rana sierra

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 30:682-691 (2011)

David F. Bradford

Edward M. Heithmar

Maliha S. Nash

Nita G. Tallent-Halsell

Georges-Marie Momplaisir

Charlita G. Rosal

Lee A. Riddick

Katrina A. Varner

Kerri A. Stanley (Non-EPA)

Roland A. Knapp (Non-EPA)

Laura L. McConnell (Non-EPA)

Stacy L. Massey Simonich (Non-EPA)

Donald W. Sparling (Non-EPA)

NERL, Las Vegas, NV Evaluation of Airborne Pesticides as a Cause for Amphibian Population Declines in the Sierra Nevada, California
S13RA0083 Location Decisions of U.S. Polluting Plants: Theory, Empirical Evidence, and Consequences

International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 4(1):1-49 (2010)

Ann Wolverton

Ronald Shadbegian

NCEE, Washington, DC Synthesis of Research on the Effects of Environmental Regulation and Demographics on the Location of Polluting Sources
S13SI0087 Estuarine Biotope Mosaics and Habitat Management Goals: An Application in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

Estuaries and Coasts (Springer Publishing), 34(6):1278-1292 (2011)

Giancarlo Cicchetti

Holly Greening (Non-EPA)

NHEERL, Narrangansett, RI Development, Demonstration and Transfer of a Tool for Large-Scale Estuarine Management as Applied in Tampa Bay
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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