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A Statement of Task The Workshop on The Environment is one of six workshops held as part of "Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century." The workshop top- ics reflect areas of societal need materials and manufacturing, energy and trans- portation, national security and homeland defense, health and medicine, informa- tion and communications, and environment. The charge for each workshop was to address the four themes of discovery, interfaces, challenges, and infrastructure as they relate to the workshop topic: . Discovery major discoveries or advances in the chemical sciences dur- ing the last several decades Interfaces interfaces that exist between chemistry-chemical engineer- ing and such areas as biology, environmental science, materials science, medi- cine, and physics Challenges the grand challenges that exist in the chemical sciences to- day Infrastructure infrastructure that will be required to allow the potential of future advances in the chemical sciences to be realized 57