In response to community requests for
technical consultants who specialize in working with communities
affected by environmental problems, CPEO has put together the Community Consultant Directory. We have listed
only independent technical consultants whose clients are mainly public
stakeholders. That is, these people have both environmental expertise
and experience in community outreach and organizing.
There are a number of state and federal programs, as well as local and
non-profit funding sources, that funding independent technical
assistance. We list here the two programs used most often by community
groups to hire and direct their own independent consultants.
The Environmental Protection Agency offers Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) for
stakeholders involved with a
Superfund or National Priorities List (NPL) sites. Community groups are
given up to $50,000 per award. Contact your Regional
TAG Coordinator for more information.
The Department of Defense sponsors the Technical Assistance for Public
Participation program to provide technical
assistance to local community members of Restoration Advisory Boards
(RABs). See the TAPP
Handbook or contact the Installation Co-Chair of your RAB for more
- Each Technology Description in the Technology Tree
contains links to more detailed material about the technology or
projects demonstrating the technology. We have listed below web sites,
primarily sponsored by federal agencies, that describe a wide range of
environmental technologies, including those in the Tech Tree.
- Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)
Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE), through
its Technology Transfer Program offers an information avenue to help
its customers traverse the myriad of choices for applying existing and
innovative technologies in the fields of environmental restoration,
pollution prevention, military munitions response program (MMRP), and
compliance. The objective of this web site is to provide users with
simple and easily understood descriptions of successful remedial
technologies having undergone the process of formulation,
demonstration, and validation.
Technology Support Center
Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center (BTSC,
formerly the Brownfields Technology Support Center) is a cooperative
effort to provide technical support to federal, state, local, and
tribal officials for questions related to the use of innovative
technologies and strategies for site assessment and cleanup.
- Cal/EPA Environmental Technology
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) is at the
forefront in creating new tools, new partnerships, and new ways to
foster the development of environmental technologies. Recognizing
technology’s key role, Cal/EPA’s initiatives nurture the development,
acceptance, and use of equipment, processes, and systems critical to
improved environmental performance, in California and throughout the
- The CLU-IN Technology Focus area bundles information
technologies that may be used in a variety of applications. This
information is presented in categories such as Overview, Guidance,
Application, Training, and Additional Resources. Technology Focus will
be continuously updated with information from federal cleanup programs,
state sources, universities, nonprofit organizations, peer-reviewed
publications, and public-private partnerships.
Environmental Network and Information Exchange (DENIX)
serves as a gateway to a wide range of Defense Department environmental
information, including compliance, cleanup, munitions response, safety
& occupational health, , and natural resource management.
Department Office of Science and Technology
is the DOE office that collects, preserves, and disseminates
DOE-sponsored R&D results that are the outcomes of R&D projects
or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and
grantees at universities and other institutions.
& Munitions Center of Expertise, Military Munitions Division (CX-MM)
- The Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise,
MM Division supports the USACE Military Munitions Response Program
(MMRP) and other munitions related operations in reducing the human
health and environmental risk associated with munitions and explosives
of concern (MEC) and munitions constituents (MC).
Security Technology Certification Program
is the Defense Department’s environmental technology demonstration and
validation program. The Program was established in 1995 to promote the
transfer of innovative technologies that have successfully established
proof of concept to field or production use. ESTCP demonstrations
collect cost and performance data to overcome the barriers to employ an
innovative technology because of concerns regarding technical or
- Federal Remedial
- The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable
(FRTR) works to
build a collaborative atmosphere among federal agencies involved in
hazardous waste site cleanup. FRTR was established in 1990 to bring
together top federal cleanup program managers and other remediation
Pages - The Global Directory for Environmental Technology
- The Green Pages Directory for Environmental
Technology is an online information resource that lists international
businesses and organizations that supply products and services which
can remedy environmental problems – for example, any aspect of water
treatment, air pollution, waste handling & recycling, and renewable
energy. This free and self-supporting service connects consumers with
7000 suppliers from around 150 countries, presenting a forum to explore
clean and sustainable technologies, to share knowledge and experience,
and exchange best environmental practices. Over the past twelve years,
Green Pages has been serving 10 million visitors with 125 million pages
of free and up-to-date information.
Defense Center for Enviromental Excellence
- NDCEE was created to transition environmentally
acceptable materials and processes to defense industrial activities and
private industry, provide training that supports the use of new
environmentally acceptable solutions, and perform applied R&D,
where appropriate, to accelerate the adoption of new technologies.
Technology Transfer Center
- The National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) has
entered its 20th year of providing technology transfer services for
federal facilities of our nation. Our work has provided clients with
technical and market research expertise dedicated to meeting the
complex needs of technology transfer organizations, while providing
close support focusing on customer service. NTTC is inspired by the
technologies developed at our federal R&D institutions, and is
proud of our work commercializing and disseminating federal innovation
for the betterment of our nation's economy.
- Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
- NFESC is the Navy's center for specialized facilities
engineering and technology. This page links to detailed fact sheets on
technologies for environmental restoration.
Environmental Research And Development Program (SERDP)
- SERDP is the Defense Department’s environmental
technology program, executed in partnership with the Energy Department
and EPA. SERDP invests in basic and applied research and advanced
development. environmental research.