The Regional Science Program links ORD science with EPA’s regional offices. The Program is implemented by headquarters staff and 20 regional scientists and engineers, which includes a Regional Science Liaison (RSL) and a Superfund and Technology Liaison (STL) in each of EPA’s 10 regional offices.
Superfund and Technology Liaisons
The Superfund and Technology Liaison (STL) Program facilitates the sound use of science and technology in decision-making for hazardous waste programs. The program's ORD representatives work with EPA’s regional staff to apply technical expertise to cleanup Superfund and other hazardous waste sites. The program enhances interactions with other EPA offices involved in environmental research and technical support such as the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER).
The Regional Science Liaisons (RSLs) are the primary link between ORD and the regional offices. This team of 10 scientists builds networks and partnerships between regional offices and ORD scientists. By being in close communication with regional management and technical staff, the RSLs are uniquely situated to identify ORD research that can impact high-priority regional policy and regulatory actions with state-of-the-art science. They strive to ensure the impact of ORD science in environmental decision-making through technology transfer and delivery of ORD research results, models, and tools to their Regions.