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About the Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

Technology Innovation and Field Services Division Staff Directory

TIFSD Immediate Office
Location: Washington, DC
Gilberto Irizarry, Division Director 202-564-7982
Charlene Hedgepeth 202-566-0899

Technology Integration and Information Branch
Location: Washington, DC
Sandra Gaona, Acting Branch Chief 202-566-0687
Michael Adam 202-566-0875
Jean Balent 202-566-0832
Nathan Barlet 202-566-0926
Kirby Biggs 202-823-3081
Barbara Charris 202-566-0945
Renan Havill 202-566-2939
Christina Smith 202-566-0866

Technology Assessment Branch
Location: Washington, DC
Deb Cox, Acting Branch Chief 202-566-0946
Jim Cummings 202-566-0868
Luci Dunnington 202-566-0925
Cynthia Frickle 202-566-0927
Michele Mahoney 202-566-0874

Analytical Services Branch
Location: Washington, DC
Shari Myer, Branch Chief 202-566-0865
Helen Britz 202-566-0867
Derrick Gambrah 202-566-0938
Deborah Lacroix 202-566-0870
Brett Moody 202-566-0949
Lucinda Taylor 202-566-0858

Environmental Response Team
Location: Edison, NJ
Marc Greenberg, Chief 732-452-6413
Stephanie Wenning, Acting Deputy Chief 215-687-2958
Gerald Ball 732-452-6408
Stephen Blaze 732-906-6921
Stella Burchette 732-321-6726
David Charters 732-906-6825
Amy Dubois 732-321-6740
David Edgerton 732-321-6751
Sean Gavlas 732-321-6795
Scott Grossman 732-452-6407
James Grundy 732-321-6781
Richard Henry 732-906-6987
Michael Hoppe 732-906-6908
Thomas Kady 732-906-6172
David Kappelman 859-594-6540
Brian Kovak 732-321-6609
David Mickunas 919-541-4191
Gary Newhart 859-594-6553
Kelly O’Neal 732-321-6761
Joseph Schaefer 732-906-6920
Philip Solinski 732-321-6748
Nanda Thalasila 732-321-6780

Environmental Response Team - West
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Ramón Ortiz, Deputy Chief 702-278-4006
Peter Boudreau 702-784-8018
Joseph Bundens 702-784-8015
Kara Epple 702-784-8008
Henry Gerard 702-784-8009
Terrence Johnson 702-784-8022
Shelly Norland 702-784-8004
Molly Patterson 702-784-8011
Lynn Seel 702-784-8012
Fred Stroud 702-784-8007
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Subject Matter Overview

1,4-Dioxane Deb Cox
Advanced Monitoring (21M2) Michael Adam
Brownfields Jean Balent
CLU-IN Social Media Initiatives Jean Balent
CLU-IN Website Jean Balent, Michael Adam
Chemical Oxidation - In Situ Michael Adam
Combined Remedies Jim Cummings
Cost and Performance Jim Cummings
DNAPL Removal or Treatment Jim Cummings
Data Management Michael Adam
Decision Support Tools Michael Adam
Ecological Revitalization Michele Mahoney
Green Remediation Luci Dunnington
Internet Seminars Jean Balent, Michael Adam
Manufactured Gas Plants Jim Cummings
Mass Flux Measurement Jim Cummings
Mining Sites Michele Mahoney
NAPLS (light and dense) Jim Cummings
Nanomaterials Michael Adam, Jean Balent
Optimization Kirby Biggs
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Remediation Michael Adam, Jean Balent
Perchlorate Cynthia Frickle
Phytotechnologies Michele Mahoney
Project Team Websites Jean Balent
RCRA Technical Support Michael Adam
SVE (with enhancements) Jim Cummings
Soil Amendments Michele Mahoney
Soil Vapor Extraction Optimization Jim Cummings
Soil Washing Jim Cummings
Surfactant or Cosolvent Flushing Jim Cummings
TechDirect Jean Balent
Technical Support Project (Groundwater Forum, Engineering Forum, Fed Facilities Forum) Cynthia Frickle
Thermal Desorption Jim Cummings
Thermal Treatment - In Situ Jim Cummings
Training Barbara Charris
Vapor Intrusion Michael Adam
Wood Treater Sites Jim Cummings
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Other Web Sites Supported by the Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

The Training Exchange (Trainex)

The Training Exchange website (Trainex) is designed to provide a wide range of training information to EPA, other federal agency, state, tribal, and local staff involved in hazardous waste management and remediation. Trainex focuses on free training directed to federal and state staff. This site includes training schedules for deliveries of many courses, both classroom and Internet-based.

EPA works in partnership with organizations, such as the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC), and other agencies, such as the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), to offer training relevant to hazardous waste remediation, site characterization, risk assessment, emergency response, site/incident management, counter-terrorism, and the community's role in site management and cleanup.

Superfund Analytical Services/Contract Laboratory Program (CLP)

The Analytical Services Branch (ASB), formerly the Analytical Operations/Data Quality Center, has broadened its mission and is responsible for managing the Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) for routine analytical services; developing new analytical services for other analyses such as dioxin and asbestos; providing quality assurance services for CLP and non-CLP data; developing and maintaining information technology (IT) tools for CLP and non-CLP data; and promoting field analytics and direct push technologies for sampling.

Scribe: Environmental Field Data Capture

Scribe is a software tool developed by EPA's Environmental Response Team (ERT) to assist in the process of managing environmental data. Scribe captures sampling, observational, and monitoring field data. Examples of Scribe field tasks include Soil Sampling, Water Sampling, Air Sampling and Biota Sampling. Scribe can import electronic data including Analytical Lab Result data (EDD) and Sampling Location data such as GPS. Scribe supports handheld extensions, Scriblets, to capture and import sampling and monitoring data collected on handheld PDAs.

Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable

The mission of the Roundtable is to exchange information and provide a forum for joint activity regarding the development and demonstration of innovative technologies for hazardous waste site remediation. The exchange systhesizes the technical knowledge that Federal Agenices have compiled and provides a more comprehensive record of performance and cost. Members include major developers and users of these technologies: Department of Defense: U.S. Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Triad Resource Center Web Site

This web site serves as the official web site for the Triad approach. EPA and a multiagency partnership developed this web site to provide one-stop-shopping for Triad information, case studies, training opportunities, and news.

EPA Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center

Coordinated through EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division, the Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center ensures that Brownfields decision makers are aware of the full range of technologies available to make informed or "smart" technology decisions for their sites. The Brownfields Center provides a readily accessible resource for unbiased assessments and supporting information on options relevant to specific sites. The Center also provides a technology-oriented review process for investigation and clean-up plans for these sites. The project also provides information about other available support activities, such as those conducted by the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program located at the five regional Hazardous Substance Research Centers. Direct support is available to EPA regional staff, state staff, and local governments.

Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF) in 1992 to enhance the development and application of innovative hazardous waste characterization and treatment technologies. Eight self-managed RTDF Action Teams have formed over the years. The last Action Team was established in 2001 and several teams have completed, or are no longer actively involved, in field demonstrations of new technologies. Therefore, as of the end of June 2006, active maintenance of the RTDF web site will no longer be conducted. However, the web site, including all RTDF products, will be available and minor updates will be made on an as needed basis.

EPA On-Scene Coordinators

This site is intended to be a tool to help streamline the work of OSCs and provide them a forum to share information and lessons learned with OSCs around the country.

U.S. EPA Technical Support Project

Provides technical assistance to Regional Remedial Project Managers, Corrective Action Staff, and On-Scene Coordinators. The Project consists of a network of Regional Forums and specialized Technical Support Centers located in ORD and the Office of Radiation Programs (ORP) laboratories, and OLEM's Environmental Response Team.

For more information, please contact Deb Cox, Technology Assessment Branch, 202-566-0946,

Technologies for Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites Area on EPA's Web Site

The Clean Up Technologies Area provides information about characterization and treatment technologies for the hazardous waste remediation community. It offers technology selection tools and describes programs, organizations, publications for federal and state personnel, consulting engineers, technology developers and vendors, remediation contractors, researchers, community groups, and individual citizens. Our goal is to create an information support net for all technology decision makers who address contamination of soil or groundwater.