Superfund and Technology Liaison (STL) Program
The mission of the national Superfund and Technology Liaison program is to facilitate the sound use of science and technology in decision making for hazardous waste programs. The STLs accomplish this mission by:
Coordinating technical support, including site-specific support, through ORD's Technical Support Centers and other Agency sources of expertise.
Providing technical support, including site-specific support, to the Superfund and RCRA Programs.
Facilitating technology and information transfer from any relevant and credible environmental research source through:
- planning and conducting training and conferences
- publishing guidance, issue papers, STL activities, other EPA documents, and scientific journal papers
- participating in technical workgroups and forums
Working with regional staff to communicate regional research priorities to ORD and their accomplishment by ORD.
STL technical support can include any activities in which the staff is involved, including site assessments, remedial investigations, document review, remedial design, environmental cleanup technology demonstrations, optimization, five-year reviews, aerial photo interpretation, etc. Regional staff can access this support simply by calling their STL and providing a simple task description; no contracts need to be let or money exchanged between the region and ORD. Within limits, it is a free tech support option.
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