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Technical Report

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Hazardous waste site remediation -- Oregon -- Portland, United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Grants and funding, Water -- Pollution -- Control -- Models, Water-supply management -- Oregon -- Case studies


The EPA Technical Assistance Grant Program has been around for several years, but there are not many examples of its use in the Pacific Northwest from which citizens can learn from when considering applying for a Technical Assistance Grant. The EPA program is designed to provide citizens with technical assistance in understanding the issues related to a Superfund site (or proposed Superfund site) in their community. This report provides an overview of the Technical Assistance Grant Program with information on applying for the grant, selecting a Technical Advisor and managing the grant. Additionally two case studies are reviewed in order to provide some examples of the process and provide a better understanding of the steps involved for new communities interested in utilizing this EPA program. By examining both the TAG process and some examples of its implementation, interested citizens will be better prepared for the grant process, the efforts involved, and the benefits of the grant program.


Technical Report EWR-5-97, prepared by the Department of Civil Engineering, Portland State University.

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