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Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

Services for better, faster, and cheaper environmental clean-up and response.

About Us

The Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (TIFSD) of the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) provides technology information, expert field and laboratory support, and training to customers that respond to emergency releases of hazardous materials and manage long-term site assessment and remediation projects. 
TIFSD staff identify, develop, and/or advocate promising state-of-the-art technologies, innovative business practices, or tools for streamlining and improving the cost effectiveness and performance of assessment and cleanup strategies. 

TIFSD supports the Superfund Program as well as other EPA programs including the Office of Solid Waste, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Underground Storage Tanks, and Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment.  TIFSD also partners with other federal and international agencies, other countries, and state, tribal, local, and private organizations to improve site remediation practices. 
TIFSD staff are comprised of analysts, chemists, environmental scientists, geologists, IT experts, physicists, biologists, environmental engineers, contract experts, and skilled managers. 

Staff are located in four branches within the division:

Contact Us

Division Director:  Pamela Barr, 703-603-0262
Associate Division Director:  Jeff Heimerman, 703-603-7191
Analytical Services Branch:  Melanie Hoff , 703-603-8808
Technology Integration and Information Branch:  Dan Powell, 703-603-7196
Technology Assessment Branch:  Gregory Gervais, 703-603-0690
Environmental Response Team:  24/7 support, 732-321-6660
Environmental Response Team:  David Wright, Chief, 732-321-6743
Harry Compton, DBC, EAST, 732-321-6751
Dennisses Valdes, DBC, WEST, 702-784-8003

Mailing Address

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Technology Innovation and Field Services Division Immediate Office
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (Mailcode 5203P)
Washington, D.C. 20460
Telephone - (703) 603-8733
Fax - (703) 603-9135

Physical Address

If you will be visiting our office or sending packages 
via private courier, please use the address below. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2777 South Crystal Drive
Attn: 5th Floor Customer Service Desk
Arlington, VA 22202
Telephone - (703) 603-8740

Analytical Services Branch

A wide range of analytical chemistry services are available to support site characterization and remedial cleanup monitoring.  Analytical Services Branch (ASB) staff work closely with customers to tailor the delivery of cost effective and timely (e.g., range of turnaround times) chemical analyses through its Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) and Environmental Services Assessment Team (ESAT).   Analyses are available for an extensive array of target compounds and analytes.  Electronic sample tracking, data assessment tools, and electronic approval and payment of invoices are provided as part of the standard services offered.  In addition, analytical methods are continuously updated to reflect advances in instrumentation.  Quality of analyses is assured through the use of performance evaluation samples, reference materials, data/electronic media audits, on-site laboratory audits and methods evaluation.

Analytical Services Branch Chief:  Melanie Hoff , 703-603-8808

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Technology Integration and Information Branch

The broader application and integration of proven measurement and monitoring technologies to modernize site characterization and long-term remediation approaches is supported by the Technology Integration and Information Branch (TIIB).  Efforts to optimize sampling and operation of long-term groundwater and other treatment remedies are identified and evaluated.  Resulting information is disseminated through a wide array of information outreach through print media, websites, internet broadcasting, and electronic mailing lists.

TIIB manages the Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website which provides information about innovative treatments and site characterization approaches.  It describes programs, organizations, publications, and other tools for federal and state personnel, consulting engineers, technology developers and vendors, remediation contractors, researchers, community groups, and individual citizens.  In addition to documents and resource links, CLU-IN contains online streaming videos, archives of internet seminars, and schedule/registration information for upcoming seminars and conference webcasts.

Branch Chief:  Dan Powell, 703-603-7196

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Technology Assessment Branch

The use of new and innovative treatment technologies to achieve more cost effective soil and groundwater cleanups is demonstrated and promoted by the Technology Assessment Branch (TAB).  State-of-the-art remedy technology information is continuously assessed and communicated to site managers.   Treatment technologies currently being evaluated address fractured rock, CO metabolic biodegradation, and nano-particles.  Communication efforts are supported through The Technology News and Trends newsletter and an annual National Conference.  Direct site-specific support is offered through five Technical Support Centers and by individual staff consultation. 

Branch Chief:  Gregory Gervais, 703-603-0690

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Environmental Response Team

Round-the-clock technical assistance and science support to environmental emergencies such as spills of oil and hazardous materials and in assessing, cleaning up, restoring hazardous waste sites, and terrorist events is provided by the Environmental Response Team (ERT).  The team offers consultation services on water, soil and air quality criteria; health and safety protocols; subsurface investigations; information management; ecological risk assessment; interpretation and evaluation of analytical data; engineering and scientific studies; and radiation issues.

Environmental Response Team: 24/7 support, 732-321-6660
Environmental Response Team: David Wright, Chief, 732-321-6743
  Harry Compton, DBC, EAST, 732-321-6751
  Dennisses Valdes, DBC, WEST, 702-784-8003

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