Accession Number : ADA434769
Title : Annual Report to Congress - Fiscal Year 2002, from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH ANDENGINEERING ARLINGTON VA STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Report Date : Mar 2003
Pagination or Media Count : 355
Abstract : The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is the Department of Defense's (DoD) corporate environmental science and technology program. To fulfill its mission to address environmental problems through innovative research and share that information across federal and private organizations, SERDP executes the program in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Further, SERDP fully leverages complementary programs within the DoD and solicits interest from other public and private research organizations. The organization and management of SERDP is described in Section I. SERDP conducts basic research through advanced technology development in the following five Technology Thrust Areas: Cleanup, Compliance, Conservation, Pollution Prevention, and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). Section II describes significant accomplishments achieved during FY 2002 within each of the Thrust Areas. Highlights of these accomplishments include: (1) new technologies to remediate and/or contain groundwater contaminated with explosives and ammonium perchlorate; (2) new technologies capable of detecting UXO with high detection rates to significantly reduce the cost of DoD site characterization and cleanup; (3) advances to achieve the long-term sustainability of DoD testing and training ranges, including techniques to assess the risk posed by residues from live munitions on military ranges; (4) innovative monitoring techniques to ensure that Navy operations do not adversely impact marine mammals; and (5) new steel alloys that eliminate the need for toxic corrosion protection coatings on weapons platforms. Section III provides an overview of the SERDP Program, including the goals, environmental and operational research drivers, actual and planned funding levels, and the planned research initiatives for the Program. Summaries of each project funded in FY 2002 and those planned for FY 2003 are provided in appendixes A-E.
Descriptors : *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *AIR POLLUTION , *WATER POLLUTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , *POLLUTION ABATEMENT , *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , METALS , CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION , MONITORING , BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION , GROUND WATER , PROTECTIVE COATINGS , CADMIUM , ECOSYSTEMS , SOLVENTS , POLLUTANTS , CHROMIUM , CONSERVATION , HAZARDOUS WASTES , ENDANGERED SPECIES , EXHAUST PLUMES , PREVENTION , RANGES(FACILITIES) , EMISSION CONTROL , AQUATIC ANIMALS , AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE , UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION , DUST CONTROL
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Air Pollution and Control
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE