Government's Efforts to
Cooperation to Advance the
Use of Innovative Technologies
to Cleanup Hazardous
The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) works to build a collaborative atmosphere among federal agencies involved in hazardous waste site cleanup. FRTR was established in 1990 to bring together top federal cleanup program managers and other remediation community representatives to:
- Share information and learn about technology-related efforts of mutual interest,
- Discuss future directions of the national site remediation programs and their impact on the technology market,
- Interact with similar state and private industry technology development programs, and
- Form partnerships to pursue subjects of mutual interest.
FRTR members-agencies include:
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Department of the Interior
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Since its inception, collaborative efforts among the FRTR member-agencies have led to technology development and demonstration partnerships with private developers, a more consistent and unified federal approach to technology evaluation and regulatory acceptance, and a variety of technology transfer tools and other information resources.