APPENDIX A
Data Bases Containing Information About Remediation Technologies



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Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization APPENDIX A Data Bases Containing Information About Remediation Technologies

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Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization Data Base Description/Information Provided Organization/Contact Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center (ATTIC) Network Consists of the following online data bases: Maintained by the Technical Support Branch of the EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (RREL). For information, contact the system operator at (513) 569-7272, or contact the system by Internet using Telnet or FTP at CINBDF.CIN.EPA.GOV. • ATTIC Data Base Contains abstracts and bibliographic citations to technical reports, bulletins, and other publications from EPA, other federal and state agencies, and industry focused on technologies for hazardous waste treatment with performance and cost data, quality assurance information, and contact information.   • Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory Treatability Data Base Provides contaminant information, including physicochemical properties, environmental data, and applicability of treatment technologies.   • Technology Assistance Directory Lists experts from government, universities, and consulting firms providing guidance on technical issues or policy questions.   • Calendar of Events Lists national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops on treatment of hazardous waste.   • Robert S. Kerr Environmental Laboratory Soil Transport and Fate Data Base Provides data about the movement and fate of contaminants in soil matrices.  

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Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization • Hazardous Waste Collection Data Base Includes reports, commercially published books, directives, and legislation on hazardous waste.   Bioremediation in the Field Search System (BFSS) Provides information on ex situ and in situ bioremediation technologies at more than 160 sites nationwide. The data base includes full-scale remediation efforts and treatability and feasibility studies. For information, contact Susan Richmond, Eastern Research Group, Inc., (617) 674-2851 (fax). Case Study Data System Contains more than 200 case studies of RCRA sites, addresses, and topics such as floodplains, disposal technology, treatment, and environmental effects. For information, contact Corrective Action Programs Branch, Office of Solid Waste, (703) 308-8484. CleanUp Information Bulletin Board System (CLU-IN) Provides information about hazardous waste cleanup technologies and activities through online messaging, bulletin board service, and web site. Maintained by the EPA's Technology Innovation Office. For information, contact the CLU-IN help line at (301) 589-8368 or visit their web site (http://clu-in.com). Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) Provides access to information on initial identification of potentially hazardous waste sites for listing on National Priorities List, including site location, classification, assessment data, remedial information, and points of contact. Maintained on EPA's central computing system, the National Computer Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. For information, contact Michael Cullen, CERCLIS help line, at (703) 603-8881.

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Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization Data Base Description/Information Provided Organization/Contact Cost of Remedial Action Model (CORA) This computerized expert model is designed to recommend remedial actions for Superfund hazardous waste sites and estimate the cost of these actions. The model is comprised of two independent systems: an expert system that uses site information to recommend a range of remedial response actions and a cost system that develops cost estimates for the technologies selected. For information, contact the CORA hotline, CH2M Hill, (703) 478-3566. Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange (DENIX) Serves as a centralized communications platform for disseminating information pertaining to DOD's scheduled meetings, training, cleanup sites, and technologies. For information, contact Kim Grein, Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Engineering Research Laboratory, (217) 352-6511 ext. 6790. EPA Online Library System (OLS) Contains bibliographic citations to EPA reports received from National Technical Information Service and regional EPA libraries, as well as books and articles. Records can be searched by title, authors, corporate sources, keywords, year of publication, and report number. Maintained by the EPA's National Computer Center. For information, contact the EPA library at (202) 260-5922. Environmental Technologies Remedial Actions Data Exchange (EnviroTRADE) Contains data on international environmental restoration and waste management technologies, organizations, sites, activities, funding, and contracts. Contact International Technology Exchange Program, DOE, (301) 903-7930, or visit the web site (http://www.gnet.org). Environmental Technology Information System (TIS) Offers advice on screening remedial options based on site-specific input information. For information, contact Bill Lawrence, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, (208) 526-1364.

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Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization Global Network for Environmental Technology (GNET) Provides services to enhance efforts to communicate and exchange information to commercialize innovative environmental technologies. Offers Environmental Technology News Briefs, the Environment and Technology Business Forum, and Environmental and Technology Information. For information, contact GNET Client Services by phone at (703) 7506401, or visit the web site at (http://gnetnet.org). Ground-Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center (GWRTAC) Data Bases Established to improve understanding and development of innovative ground water remediation technologies, support customer groups requiring access to technical information, and provide information transfer between developers and users. Searchable online databases on laboratory/bench-scale projects, controlled field demonstrations, and commercial application are available for scanning, uploading, and downloading. For information, contact GWRTAC by telephone at (800) 373- 1973 or by email at gwrtac@chmr.com. The web site address is http://www.gwrtac.org. Hazardous Waste Superfund Collection Data Base Includes bibliographic references and abstracts on EPA reports, policy and guidance directives, legislation, regulations, and nongovernment books. For information, contact Hazardous Waste Superfund Collection, EPA Headquarters Library, at (202) 260- 5934, or visit the CLU-IN website (http://clu-in.com). Records of Decision Data Base Contains the full text of all signed and published Superfund records of decision and can be search by indexed fields, including site location, contaminated media, key contaminants, and selected remedy. Maintained at EPA's National Computer Center. For information, contact the CERCLIS help line at (703) 603- 8881.

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Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization Data Base Description/Information Provided Organization/Contact Remediation Information Management System (RIMS) On-line library of information about more than 800 existing and emerging remediation technologies; includes case studies, third-party evaluations, peer-reviewed articles, and technical and cost reports. For information, contact Charles Corbin, Remedial Technologies Network, L.L.C., (703) 481- 9095, or visit the web site (http://www.remedial.com). ReOpt Data Bases Developed by the Department of Energy as a part of the Remedial Action Assessment System, ReOpt contains information about potential technologies for cleanup at DOE or other waste sites, auxiliary information about possible hazardous or radioactive contaminants, and applicable federal regulations governing disposal. Maintained by the DOE's Pacific Northwest Laboratory. For information, contact Janet Bryan at (509) 375- 3765. Resource Conservation and Recovery Information System (RCRIS) Contains information collected by EPA regional offices and states from permit applications, notification forms, and inspection reports on facilities that handle hazardous waste and supports permit writing and enforcement activities of the EPA corrective action program. Maintained at the EPA's National Computer Center. For information, contact (703) 308-7914 or visit the web site (http://www.rtk.net). Soil Transport and Fate Data Base and Model Management System The data base provides information on chemical properties, toxicity, transformation, and bioaccumulation for chemical compounds; includes information on approximately 400 chemicals and models for predicting fate and transport in the vadose zone. For information, contact David S. Burden, R. S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory at (405) 436- 8608, or call (405) 436- 8586 for technical support.

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Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup: From Concept to Commercialization Data Base Description/Information Provided Organization/Contact TechDirect Highlights new publications and events of interest to site remediation and site assessment professionals. For information, call the EPA's Technology Innovation Office at (703) 603- 9910, or send an e-mail to TechDirect.TI0@epamail.epa.gov. Technology Access Services Provides information on newest technologies available through the research and development programs of the federal government laboratories For information, contact Gateway/Technology Access Services at (800)678- 6882 or (304) 243- 2551. Vendor Information System for Innovative Treatment Technologies (VISITT) Contains information provided by vendors of innovative remediation technologies. Major technology categories include acid/solvent extraction, bioremediation, chemical treatment, soil vapor extraction, soil washing, thermal desorption, and vitrification. For information, contact the VISIT help line at (800) 245- 4505 or (703) 883- 8448, or see the CLU-IN web site (http://clu-in.com).   SOURCE: Adapted from Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable, 1995, Accessing Federal Data Bases for Contaminated Site CleanUp Technologies, Fourth Edition, Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency.