United States
 Environmental Protection
 Research and Development
 Air and Energy Engineering
 Research Laboratory
 Research Triangle Park NC 27711
 EPA/600/S9-91/023  Aug. 1991
 Project Summary
 Control Technology Center,
 1 990,  A Year  of Expanding
 C. H. Darvin, R. J. Blaszczak, and B. Crabtree
  In June 1985, the Environmental Pro-
 tection  Agency (EPA) announced a
 strategy to reduce public exposure to
 toxic pollutants in the ambient air. The
 strategy called for State and local au-
 thorities  to assume  a greater regula-
 tory role with EPA's technical and fi-
 nancial assistance. As a result, EPA's
 Office of Research and Development
 (ORD) and  Office of Air Quality Plan-
 ning and Standards (OAQPS) developed
 the Control Technology Center (CTC).
 The CTC is an innovative technical as-
 sistance  program for State and local
 air  pollution agencies and EPA's Re-
 gional Offices.
  Since the CTC's inception, the pro-
 gram has expanded  to address more
 than just air toxics issues. It now ad-
 dresses emission source and control
 technology  problems associated with
 air toxics, part leu I ate matter, oxides of
 sulfur and nitrogen, carbon monoxide,
 lead, PM10, and volatile organic com-
 pounds (VOCs).  The  CTC is designed
 to be  flexible, so that it  can quickly
 respond to  many client needs as they
  This Project Summary was developed
 by EPA's Air and Energy Engineering
 Research Laboratory, Research Tri-
 angle Park,  NC, to announce key find-
 Ings of the research project that Is fully
 documented In a separate report of the
 same title (see Project Report ordering
 Information at back).

The CTC Program
  services:  telephone HOTLINE assis-
tance, direct  engineering assistance, and
technical guidance. The CTC HOTLINE is
a telephone number that State and local
agencies may call for easy access to EPA
personnel. EPA staff provides prompt as-
sistance in  a  variety  of ways including
consultations, references to pertinent lit-
erature, and access to  EPA technical data
and analyses.  The CTC HOTLINE num-
ber is (919) 541-0800.  Direct engineering
assistance projects  are short-term, aver-
aging about 3 months to complete. Projects
in  this category provide technical assis-
tance to an individual State or local agency
without regard to  the projects' national
utility. They are specific in nature and may
not apply  to problems  in other locations.
Technical  guidance projects are  usually
long-term, taking  up to a year to com-
plete. They  are broader in scope than
direct engineering assistance projects and
have national applications and impacts.
  In  FY90, the CTC experienced  a 37%
increase over  FY89 in the number of
HOTLINE calls it received. The CTC
funded 24 projects, completing  16 before
the end of the fiscal year, and expending
$620,400.  These statistics reflect  both a
growing need for CTC services and the
Center's advancement to meet those
needs. During FY90, the CTC responded
to  increased demand for its services by
building its resources,  staffing, outreach
efforts, and base  of expertise. The  pro-
gram expects to see a growing need for
its  services and its capacity to fulfill that
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     The EPA authors, C. Dan/in (also the EPA Project Officer, see below), is with  the
       Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory; R. Blaszczakis with the Office
       of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 and B
       Crabtree is with Acurex Corp., Durham, NC 27713.
     The complete report, entitled  "Control Technology  Center, 1990, AYear of Ex-
       panding Service," (Order No. PB91-222 034/AS;Cost: $8.00, subject to change)
       will be available only from:
            National Technical Information Service
            5285 Port Royal Road
            Springfield, VA 22161
             Telephone: 703-487-4650
     The EPA Project Officer can be contacted at:
            Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory
            U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
            Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
 United States
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