While the Department's Office of Environmental Management (EM) has made significant progress in closing a number of projects, many of the most challenging projects remain and will for decades to come. Technology development for environmental management holds promise for accelerating cleanup and reducing costs. The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management, composed of SEAB members and independent experts with experience in environmental management, is charged with assessing the value of a renewed EM science and technology development effort and how such a program would be structured.
PURPOSE OF THE TASK FORCE:
The Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management should examine and report on the following:
- The opportunities and barriers to science and technology development for cleanup.
- The means to implement a program to development such technology.
- The funding of the program.
The Task Force will provid a brief progress report to SEAB in September 2014. The Task Force will complete its work, submit a report of its activities to SEAB, and make a presentation at SEAB's December 2014 meeting. The Task Force is expected to carry out most of its work in sessions open to the public.
- Richard Meserve, Carnegie Institution for Science, Chair*
- Rafael Bras, Georgia Institute of Technology*
- Deborah Jin, University of Colorado, Boulder*
- David Kosson, Vanderbilt University
- Thomas Hunter, (retired)
- David Maloney, CH2M Hill
- Gerald Boyd, SM Stoller Corporation
* SEAB Member
DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL: Corey Williams-Allen, Deputy Director, Office of Secretaral Boards and Councils