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           United States
           Environmental Protection
           Agency
            Office Of
            The Administrator
            (ANR-443)
22A-1002
November 1991
Directory Of EPA Support To
Minority Academic Institutions
FY1990-1991

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This directory  was prepared  by the Management  Accountability and
Institutional Issues Subcommittee of  the  Minority Academic Institutions
Task Force.
                             November  1991
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                                  Preface
The Management Accountability  and Institutional  Issues  Subcommittee, of
the Environmental Protection  Agency's  (EPA)  Minority Academic
Institutions  Task Force, set out to examine how to create  greater
accountability for EPA  support  for the  objectives  of Executive Order  12677,
which directs  executive departments and  agencies to  enhance the
development of Historically Black Colleges and  Universities (HBCUs),  and
executive Order 12729, which  provides for similar developmental  support
for institutions  of higher  education with significant members  of Hispanic
students. Administrator  William  K. Reilly  has also  committed EPA  to
develop  programmatic  initiatives  to  strengthen the entire  network  of
minority academic  institutions  of higher  education.  The  recommendations
developed  by this  subcommittee are  found  in  EPA's Minority  Academic
Institutions  Task Force  Final Action Plan of May  1991, which  was
distributed  by  Administrator  Reilly.

This  subcommittee  determined  further  that  it  was critical  to  know where
the EPA currently stands  relative to  our  commitment  to  these institutions,
as we consider the  issue  of accountability. The list of  initiatives which
follows was developed  by surveying  EPA  AAships, regions, and
laboratories for information on  program activities  for  fiscal  years  1990 and
1991,  to determine  what  recent activities  the  EPA has developed  with
minority  institutions.

This list is limited  to program  activities which  EPA  has with  minority
academic  institutions.   It, therefore,  does  not  include  information  about
EPA  minority  outreach  programs  not  affiliated  with  these  institutions.   The
program activities  included in  this directory are  research  grants,
cooperative  education  agreements, intergovernmental  personnel  act
agreements,  fellowships,  equipment  donations   or  transfers, training grants,
faculty internships,  student  internships, and education.

Minority institutions are  defined  as  those  institutions  identified  by the
White  House initiative on  Historically Black Colleges and Universities as
HBCUs and institutions with significant numbers of Hispanic or  other
minority  students.

This information has been organized  by program  activity  and  cross
referenced  by  school, region,  and AAship.  Brief descriptions  are provided
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about  the  activity  and contact  information is included to facilitate the
exchange of information about programs  that may be  of interest  to  other
AAships or regions.

This directory  is offered as a means  of providing greater visibility to EPA's
efforts to  support minority academic  institutions. It is hoped  that it  will
also serve  as  a means to help us understand how we can strengthen that
commitment.

We would  like to thank  Ann E. Goode,  Office of Air  and Radiation, and
Vivian Malone Jones,  Region IV, for  serving as members  of this
subcommittee, and  Office of Air and  Radiation staff  member Jerome F. King
for his  support  in  the development of this directory.   We also  appreciate
the cooperation which we received from  the AAships  and regions who
submitted  information  about their program  activities.
                    Michael  H. Shapiro, Co-Chairperson
    Management Accountability  and Institutional Issues Subcommittee
                Minority  Academic Institutions  Task Force
                   Stanley  L.  Laskowski, Co-Chairperson
    Management Accountability  and Institutional  Issues  Subcommittee
                Minority Academic  Institutions Task Force
                             November  1991
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  Summary  of EPA  Support  to  Minority  Academic  Institutions  FY
                           1990  and  1991
FY  1990
Research Grants
$1,156,000
Coop. Education Agr.  $     2,525*

IPA                 $   384,764

Fellowships          $   309,200

Equipment  Donations  $   300,447

Training  Grants       $   131,000

Faculty  Internships   $    31,890

Student   Internships  $    90,914

Education            $     2,150
                     FY  1991
Research  Grants
$3,324,000
                Coop. Education Agr.   $   525,360

                IPA                  $   414,529

                Fellowships           $   207,000

                Equipment Donations  $     None

                Training Grants       $    145,000

                Faculty  Internships   $   341,428

                Student  Internships   $   478,361

                Education             $     7,150
TOTAL
$2,408,890     TOTAL
                     $5,442,828
    *Dollar amounts for many programs were not available for FY1990.

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                     Contents  - By Program Area

 Program   Area                                         Page   Number

 Research   Grants:                                               1

 Clark  Atlanta University                                             8
 Howard  University                                               2,3,4,6,11
 Lamar  University                                                   1 3
 Lincoln University (PA)                                              9
 Meharry Medical College                                            9,11
 Morehouse College                                                 9,11
 North Carolina A & T State University                                 5
 University of the District of Columbia                                 7


 Cooperative  Education   Agreements:                        1 4

 Haskell Indian Junior  College                                          1 6
 Howard  University                                                17,19
 Morris Brown College                                                20
 North Carolina Central University                                   18,21
 Prairie View  A and M University                                      1 5
 Shaw University                                                    2 6
 Southern University at Baton  Rouge                                   25
 University of the District of Columbia                                  22
 Wilberforce   University                                               2 3
 Wright  State University                                              24


 Intergovernmental   Personnel   Act   Agreements:           2 7

 Clark Atlanta University                                        29,30,33-35
 Howard University                                                  3 2
 Lemoyne-Owen College                                            31,33-34
 Southern  University at Baton  Rouge                                   3 3
 Talladega College                                                    28

 Fellowships:                                                     3 6

 Dillard University                                                  45,47
Elizabeth City State University                                      45,47
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Program  Area                                          Page  Number

Florida  International  University                                        47
Hampton  University                                                 45,47
Howard  University                                                  37,45
Jackson State  University                                             45,47
Lemoyne-Owen College                                                4 3
Lincoln  University (PA)                                                45
Meharry  Medical  College                                               47
Mississippi Valley State  University                                   45,47
Morgan  State  University                                               47
Norfolk  State  University                                               47
North Carolina Central University                                     39,47
Selma  University                                                      42
Shaw University                                                       4 1
Spelman  College                                                       47
Texas Southern  University                                             45
University of Arkansas at  Pine  Bluff                                    45
University of the  District of Columbia                                 38,47
University of Puerto  Rico                                               45
Virginia  Union University                                              40
Wilberforce University                                                45
Xavier University  of Louisiana                                        45,47

Equipment   Donations/Transfers:                             4 8

Howard   University                                                    5 3
Langston  University                                                   5 1
Paul Quinn College                                                  50,52
Prairie View A and M University                                       49
University of the  District of Columbia                                   5 4
Training  Grants:                                                 5  5

Alabama A  and  M  University                                           62
Clark Atlanta  University                                             60,62
Florida A and M University                                            62
Florida  International  University                                        63
Hampton  University                                                   63
Howard  Univeristy                                                    6 4
Jackson State  University                                               63
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 Program  Area                                           Page  Number
 Morehouse  College                                                    6 1
 New Mexico  Highlands  University                                      63
 New Mexico  State University                                         56-58
 Northern Arizona University                                          62
 North Carolina A  and T State University                                62
 Prairie  View A and  M University                                      62
 Southern University  at Baton Rouge                                    63
 Texas A and  I University                                              63
 Texas  Southern University                                            63
 Tuskegee  University                                                  6 3
 University of Texas at El Paso                                          63
 Xavier  University  of Louisiana                                         63
 Faculty   Internships:                                            6 5

 Fayetteville  State University                                           68
 Livingstone College                                                   66,68
 North Carolina A and T State University                                70
 North Carolina Central  University                                      68
 Shaw University                                                      6 8
 Texas  Southern University                                            67,69
Student   Internships:                                            7 1

Albany  State College                                                  78
Benedict College                                                      78
Bowie State  University                                               72,74
Dillard  University                                                    78-79
Howard  University                                                 73,78-79
Inter-American  University at  San Truce,  PR                             75
Jackson State University                                               7 8
Morgan State University                                               80
New Mexico  State University                                           76
Southern University at Baton Rouge                                    7 8
Talladega  College                                                      78
University of Puerto  Rico                                              77
Xavier University of Louisiana                                         78-79
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Program   Area                                        Page  Number
Education:                                                      8  1

Clark Atlanta University                                             82
Howard University                                                  8 4
North Carolina A and T University                                    82
North Carolina Central State University                                82
Shaw University                                                    8 2
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                          Contents  - By School

 School                                                     Page   Number
 Alabama A  and M Uinversity                                           62
 Albany  State College                                                   78
 Benedict College                                                        78
 Bowie  State  University                                               72,74
 Clark Atlanta University                                8,29-30,33,35,60,62,82
 Dillard  University                                                 45,47,78-79
 Elizabeth City State University                                        45,47
 Fayetteville  State  University                                            6 8
 Florida A and M University                                             62
 Florida  International University                                       47,63
 Haskell  Indian Junior College                                            1 6
 Hampton  University                                                 45,47,63
 Howard  University                2-4,6,11,17,19,32,37,45,53,59,63-64,73,78-79,84
 Inter-American University  at  San Truce, PR                             75
 Jackson State University                                           45,47,63,78
 Lamar  University                                                       1 3
 Langston  University                                                    5 1
 Lemoyne-Owen College                                            31,33-34,43
 Lincoln  University (PA)                                                9,45
 Livingstone College                                                   66,68
 Meharry Medical College                                             9,11,47
 Mississippi  Valley  State  University                                    45,47
 Morehouse College                                                   9,11,61
 Morgan  State  University                                              45,80
 Morris Brown  College                                                   20
 New  Mexico  Highlands University                                       63
 New  Mexico  State  University                                          56-58
 Norfolk  State  University                                                 47
 North Carolina A and T State University                             5,62,70,82
 North Carolina Central University                              18,21,39,47,68,82
 Northern  Arizona University                                            62
 Paul Quinn College                                                    50,52
Prairie View  A and  M University                                     15,49,63
 Selma University                                                        42
 Shaw University                                                     41,68,82
Spelman College                                                        47
Southern University  at  Baton Rouge                                   33,63,78
Talladega College                                                      28,78

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School                                                     Page  Number
Texas A and I University                                               63
Texas  Southern University                                          45,63,67,69
Tuskegee University                                                   6 3
University of Arkansas  at Pine Bluff                                    45
University of the District of Columbia                              7,22,38,47,54
University of Puerto Rico                                              45,77
University of Texas at El Paso                                           63
Virginia  Union  University                                               40
Wilberforce University                                                25,45
Wright  State University                                                26
Xavier University  of Louisiana                                     45,47,63,78-79
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                  Contents  -  By AAship and Region

 AAship/Region                                         Page  Number


 Office of Human Resources Management         18-24,31-32,40-43,64,68,76-77,80

 Office of General Counsel                                            73-75

 Office of Inspector General                                            72

 Office of Solid Waste and  Emergency Response                     14,33,60,80

 Office of Air and Radiation                                        63,69-70,82

 Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances                   4-8,30,38-39,54-55,84

 Office of Research  and  Development                 3,9,10,12,14,36,45,47,80,82
Region I                                                              78
Region III                                                          16,66
Region IV                                                        34-35,60-61
Region V                                                             2,28
Region VI                                                      51-52,56-58,67
Region VII                                                            16
Region VIII                                                        15,49-50
Region X                                                              43
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Research  Grants

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                        Research  Grants


 INSTITUTION:            Howard  University

 GRANT TITLE:            Hazardous  Substance  Research  Center

 GRANT AMOUNT:         $75,000

 FY OF GRANT:            FY1991

 EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region  V

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The  University  of Michigan, Michigan  State University, and Howard
University  have established  a Hazardous Substance  Research  Center
(HSRC) to address research, training,  and  technology  transfer needs
in the  EPA and the Michigan Department  of Natural Resources.  The
geographic areas served by  this HSRC  include Delaware, the District
of Columbia,  Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio,
Pennsylvania,  Virginia,  West Virginia,  and  Wisconsin.  The Center
builds  upon  the strong environmental  engineering programs at  all
three universities and the participation of individual  researchers and
research teams  from  a  variety  of  other disciplines including biology,
chemistry, chemical engineering,  geology,  microbiology, natural
resources,  public health, and soil science.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Patricia  Easley,  Training  Officer,  Waste
                           Management  Division

FTS PHONE #:             886-2775

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INSTITUTION:
GRANT TITLE:
GRANT AMOUNT:
FY OF THE GRANT
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Title:
                       Research  Grants
Howard  University

ADP

$300,000/$300,000

FY1990 &  FY1991

Office  of Research  and
Development

Hazardous  Substance  Research
Center (HSRC)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Authorized by the  1986  amendments  to the Superfund Act,  the HSRC
program supports  five university-based  research centers across  the
country. The HSRCs are required to  commit approximately 10 to  20
percent of their  funding to  the development of  an active technology
transfer program.  Howard  University, the University of Michigan
and Michigan State are equal partners in the HSRC consortium which
focuses on  organic bioremediation research.  Howard University
receives a proportionate share of the Center's $2.0M start-up funding
and the $1.0M annual funding for up to eight years.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:  Ongoing
PROJECT CONTACT:
Karen  Morehouse, OER
FTS PHONE #:
260-5750

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                        Research  Grants


 INSTITUTION:             Howard   University

 GRANT TITLE:             ADP

 GRANT AMOUNT:         $40,000

 FY OF THE GRANT        FY1990

 EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of Pesticides and  Toxic
                           Substances

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

 The  1988  amendments  to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide,  and
 Rodenticide Act  (FIFRA)  precipitated anticipation of an avalanche of
 paperwork correspondence  between  the  Office of Pesticide  Programs
 and Registrants.  Timely and accurate communications  to manage the
 transfer  of large  volumes  of data became more  critical and new
 options  needed to  be  developed. Howard  University  determined the
 feasibility  and benefits/costs of developing  and implementing
 procedures for data call-ins,  data studies themselves,  etc.  It was
 determined that such procedures and tools  were feasible and cost-
 beneficial.   The design  and  implementation of a pilot  project was also
 developed  with selected Registrants.


 CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Completed

 PROJECT CONTACT:        Joan  Moyer

FTS PHONE #:             557-5444

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                        Research  Grants


INSTITUTION:             North  Carolina A&T  State  University

GRANT TITLE:             Pesticide  Minor  Use  Study

GRANT AMOUNT:          $60,000

FY OF THE GRANT :       F Y19 9 0

EPA ORGANIZATION:      Office  of  Pesticides and  Toxic
                           Substances

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of this agreement between the  University and the  Office
of Pesticide Program  was to develop  a  database and an operational
methodology capable  of  evaluating the economic  and  social  impacts
(private and public) of various  regulatory actions  affecting  pesticide
minor  use. The  methodological  approaches  incorporated  essential
features of the agricultural economy to  assess possible impacts  on
producers, consumers, and industry resulting from  actions dealing
with  specific pesticides or products. The analytical approaches  are
intended as  EPA support  devices in  formulating  policy advice and
making decisions regarding  specific pesticide regulations,  as  well  as
measuring  and assessing  the  impacts on the  economy  of North  Carolina
and other  states  or regions.


CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:   Ongoing


PROJECT CONTACT:        Joan  Moyer


FTS PHONE #:             557-5444

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 INSTITUTION:
 GRANT TITLE:
 GRANT AMOUNT:
 FY OF THE GRANT:
 EPA ORGANIZATION:
Research  Grants


   Howard   University

   Disposal   Container  Study

   $22,000

   FY1990

   Office  of Pesticides and Toxic
   Substances
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This Office  of Pesticide Program project,  directed by  Howard
University's  School of Engineering, evaluated the incineration potential
and value of some of the  following: 1)  pesticide plastics containers,
bags,  and boxes;  2)  specific formulated pesticides; 3) pesticide
container  rinsates,  and  4)  chemical classes of pesticides.

A variety of incineration methods  for each were attempted to  identify
the most  efficacious  one(s). Additionally, this required  the  application
of new  methodologies for  analyzing; 1)  residual  pesticides or
degradates, and 2) effluent gas(es).
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
                   Completed
PROJECT CONTACT:
   Joan  Moyer
FTS PHONE #:
  557-5444

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                        Research  Grants


INSTITUTION:             University  of  the District  of  Columbia

GRANT TITLE:            Endangered  Species  Study

GRANT AMOUNT:         $6,000

FY OF THE GRANT:        FY1990

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Pesticides  and  Toxic
                           Substances
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This Office  of Pesticide Program project  was  directed  to the University
of the  District of Columbia's Department of Biology, to compare the
results  of a laboratory sediment bioassay  protocol  with  a  water
column  bioassay  protocol using freshwater mussels.

Although a  protocol has been developed and tested  for determining
the acute toxicity of pesticides  in  the water column  to  freshwater
mussels,  this approach did  not  represent the  typical  exposure  of
mussels as  they  reside in the sediment for most of their life history.
Furthermore,  most pesticides  tend  to partition  to  the sediment rather
than remain in  the  water column. The  principal  objective was  to
develop appropriate data for use in hazard assessment  methodology
for endangered  freshwater mussels.

In addition, the  project tested early  juvenile  stages of the freshwater
mussel,  Anodonta imbebicilus. against three  pesticides  in carbaryl,
atrazine,  and the  synthetic pyrethroid, karate.  The LCSOs based on the
inhibition of burrowing behavior was compared to the  previously
determined  LCSOs for Anodonta and the three  chemicals in question.

CURRENT  STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Joan   Moyer

FTS PHONE #:             557-5444

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                        Research  Grants
 INSTITUTION:
 GRANT TITLE:
 GRANT AMOUNT:
 FY OF THE GRANT:
 EPA ORGANIZATION:
 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
 Clark  Atlanta  University

 Center for Environmental  Policy,
 Education  and  Research

 $2,000,000

 FY1991

 Office of Research  and
 Development
 The Center for Environmental Policy,  Education and Research will
 provide a sustainable  infrastructure at Clark  Atlanta University  for
 environmental  education and research. The center  involves  a  pre-
 college, undergraduate,  and graduate education component.   It will
 develop environmental  curriculum and  training  materials,  provide
 mechanisms  for  environmental development  of students and faculty,
 and  conduct basic  and applied research and  development,  technology
 transfer, and outreach  programs. The  Center  will also provide direct
 linkage  to the  seventeen member  Historcially  Black  Colleges and
 Universities/Minority Institutions  Environmental Technology  and
 Waste  Management  Consortium funded by the Department  of  Energy.
PARTICIPATING
ORGANIZATIONS:
Office of  Environmental  Engineering
and   Technology  Demonstration
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Darwin Wright, OEETD
FTS  PHONE #:
260-4073
Funding  for  FY1992  is  estimated  at:  $2,000,000

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                        Research  Grants
INSTITUTION:
GRANT TITLE:
AMOUNT:
FY OF THE GRANT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Lincoln   University/
Meharry  Medical  College/
Morehouse   College

Minority  Institution
Assistanceship  Program  (MIA)

$203,000/$203,000/$322,000

FY1990

Office of Research and
Development
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The  MIA Program was initiated in 1981 to increase research  support
for eligible minority  institutions  (Historically Black  Colleges and
Universities, and members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges  and
Universities) by  providing fellowships for their students.   The MIA
Program  has  three separate  components:   a Research  Assistance
Program  for faculty;  an  Undergraduate/Graduate  Fellowship
Program; and  a  Summer Intern  Program for  students who have
completed the  Student  Fellowship Program.  The  objective  of  the
Research  Assistance  Program  is  to  promote  environmental
research  capability within minority institutions and to provide an
opportunity for minority students to gain research  experience in the
environmental  sciences. Eight  research  grants  totaling $700K  plus
were funded in  FY1990. The  Student Fellowship and Summer  Intern
Programs are  intended to encourage students  to develop careers  in
environmental  research. Approximately  $6K per student  for  one
academic year  was provided to pay for tuition, fees, books and a
monthly  stipend. All fellowship  recipients are  required to  serve a
three month summer internship at  an EPA facility  which  allows them
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environmental problems.  Thirty-three  fellowships and  twenty-three
summer internships totaling $200K  were funded in FY1990.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Listed  below.
FTS PHONE #:            Virginia Broadway,  ORD and  Alvin
                         Edwards,
                         260-7473

The  following  ORD  organizations  are  involved in the
program:
                         Dee  Hutchings,  ERL Ada,  743-2227
                         Maxine  Kellum,  ERL  Athens,  250-3517
                         Sandra  Bowman,  HRMD Cincinnati,  684- 7801
                         Diana Irwin, EMSL Cincinnati, 684-7485
                         Grady  Neely, ERL  Corvallis,  420-4684
                         Sherry  Linder,  LRL Duluth,  780-5543
                         Mary  Merredith,  ERL  Gulf Breeze,  228-9246
                         Evelyn  Clay, EMSL  Las Vegas,
                         545-2326/2536
                         Robert  Mosley, EMSL Las  Vegas,
                         545-2326/2536
                         Brenda  Laing, ERL Narragansett,  838-6021
                         Billie Hudson,  OSORD  RTP, 629-4303
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                         Research  Grants
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF THE GRANT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
TITLE:
Howard  University/
Meharry  Medical  College/
Morehouse   College

$100,000/$250,000/$449,000

FY1991

Office of Research  and
Development

Minority  Institution
Assistantship  Program   (MIA)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The  MIA Program was initiated in 1981 to increase research support
for eligible minority  institutions  (Historically Black  Colleges and
Universities, and members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and
Universities) by  providing fellowships for their students.   The MIA
Program  has  three separate  components:   a Research  Assistance
Program  for faculty;  an  Undergraduate/Graduate  Fellowship
Program; and  a  Summer Intern  Program for  students who have
completed the  Student  Fellowship Program.  The  objective  of  the
Research Assistance  Program  is  to  promote  environmental
research  capability within minority institutions and to provide an
opportunity for minority students to gain research  experience in the
environmental  sciences. Eight  research grants  totaling $799K  were
funded in FY  1991.  The Student Fellowship and  Summer  Intern
Program  is intended  to encourage students to  develop  careers in
environmental  research. Approximately $6K per  student  for  one
academic year  is provided to pay for tuition, fees, books  and  a
monthly  stipend. All fellowship  recipients are  required to  serve  a
three  month summer internship at an  EPA facility  which  allows  them
to apply their newly acquired  skills to  real-world  environmental

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problems.  Thirty-three  fellowships and twenty-three  summer
internships totaling $200K were funded in FY1990.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Listed  below.
FTS PHONE #:            Virginia Broadway,  ORD and  Alvin
                         Edwards,
                         260-7473

The  following  ORD  organizations  are  involved in the
program:
                         Dee  Hutchings,  ERL Ada,  743-2227
                         Maxine  Kellum,  ERL  Athens,  250-3517
                         Sandra Bowman, HRMD  Cincinnati,  684- 7801
                         Diana Irwin, EMSL Cincinnati, 684-7485
                         Grady  Neely, ERL  Corvallis,  420-4684
                         Sherry Linder,  LRL Duluth,  780-5543
                         Mary  Merredith, ERL  Gulf Breeze,  228-9246
                         Evelyn Clay, EMSL  Las Vegas,
                         545-2326/2536
                         Robert Mosley, EMSL Las  Vegas,
                         545-2326/2536
                         Brenda  Laing, ERL Narragansett,  838-6021
                         Billie  Hudson, OSORD  RTP, 629-4303
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                       Research  Grants

INSTITUTION:            Lamar  University

AMOUNT:                $150,000*

FY OF THE GRANT:        F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Research and
                          Development  and  Office of  Solid
                          Waste  and  Emergency  Response

TITLE:                   Gulf Coast  Hazardous  Substance
                          Research Center  (GCHSRC)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This  program will involve minority  institutions  in joint research
projects with  the eight  major universities  which comprise  the
GCHSRC.  The goal is to share  faculty,  students and  laboratories
leading to an enhanced  capability in minority institutions.   The
program can eventually  be  expanded to include community colleges
and magnet schools to encourage the early involvement of women,
minorities, and the handicapped in the  sciences and mathematics.
During Phase  I, the University of Central Florida will develop a
partnership with HBCUs  in the  state of Florida.   Upon  successful
development  of the Florida framework,  this  approach will  be
expanded to the other Gulf  Coast states.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:        Participating  Organizations:   Office
                          of Environmental  Engineering  and
                          Technology  Demonstration  (OEETD)

FTS PHONE #:             ORD:   Darwin Wright, OEETD,
                          260-4073
                          GCHSRC:   Charles Mitchell,
                          EPA-IPA,  (407)  823-2765
*Jointly funded by OEETD and  OER/OSWER

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Cooperative  Education  Agreements
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INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
Cooperative  Education  Agreement






           Prairie  View A  & M University




           $2,525
FY OF AGREEMENT:
           FY1990
EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region  VIII




PROJECT DESCRIPTION:




The Region has a co-op student who works  as an engineer trainee.




CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing




PROJECT CONTACT:       Bobby Hodges,   Program  Coordinator




FTS PHONE #:            330-1494
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              Cooperative  Education   Agreement


INSTITUTION:            Haskell  Indian  Junior College

FY OF AGREEMENT:       F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region  VII

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

 On November 1, 1990,  in conjunction with a scheduled career fair on
 the Haskell  campus, Region VII invited Haskell Indian Junior  College
 to sign a Cooperative Education Agreement.  The Region encouraged
 student participation in  the  1990-91  spring  semester.  One Haskell
 student spent the 1991  summer working in Region VII's public affairs
 office.


 CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:           Joe Solis  or  Jackie Beard

FTS PHONE #:                 276-7203   or  276-7041
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              Cooperative  Education  Agreement


INSTITUTION:            Howard  University

FY OF AGREEMENT:       FY1990  &  FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of Information
                          Resources  Management


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The Office  of Information Resources Management  entered into  a Cooperative
Agreement with  Howard University and is  working with the School of
Business.  This  partnership between the Office and the University promotes
the development  of  undergraduates into  the information resources
management  areas within  the Federal  Government and particularly  the
Environmental Protection  Agency.  Two computer trainees  completed the
program in  FY1990 and two currently  are participating in FY1991.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Chris  Bullock

FTS PHONE #:             883-8866
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              Cooperative  Education  Agreement


INSTITUTION:            North  Carolina  Central  University


FY OF AGREEMENT:       FY1990 & FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Administration  and
                          Resources   Management  at  Research
                          Triangle Park (RTP)

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This  agreement offers  work  experience  related to academic  training
in one of the following areas:  business/public administration,
biology, chemistry, psychology, mathematics, engineering, computer
science and  toxicology.  The student who participated in  the
agreement worked  at the National Data Processing Division as a
computer science  trainee.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:  Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Shirley  Bowens,  Personnel  Staffing
                          Specialist

FTS PHONE #:             629-4381
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             Cooperative  Education  Agreement


INSTITUTION:           Howard   University

FY OF AGREEMENT:      FY1990  & FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office of Human Resources
                        Management

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:


Three students  are currently working as part of this agreement  in the
Financial Management Division as computer trainees  for OHRM.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Gerri  McCann

FTS PHONE #:            260-3144
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            Cooperative  Education  Agreement


INSTITUTION:           Morris  Brown  College

FY OF AGREEMENT:      FY1990 & FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office of  Human Resources
                       Management

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:


One student participated in  FY1990 and  one in FY1991.


CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:      Gerri McCann

FTS PHONE #:           260-3144
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             Cooperative  Education  Agreement


INSTITUTION:           North  Carolina Central University

FY OF AGREEMENT:      FY1990  &  FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Human  Resources
                        Management

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

One student was part of the agreement for FY1990  and one for
FY1991.  Both students were assigned to the Contracts Office at
Headquarters Fairchild  Building.


CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:  Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Gerri  McCann

FTS PHONE #:           260-3144
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             Cooperative  Education  Agreement
INSTITUTION:
FY OF AGREEMENT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
University of the  District of
Columbia

FY1990  &  FY1991

Office of  Human  Resources
Management
One student was part of this agreement for FY1990 and one is
participating for FY1991.   This student works as a management
analyst with the Office  of Air and Radiation.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT: Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Gerri McCann
FTS PHONE #:
260-3144
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             Cooperative  Education  Agreement


INSTITUTION:            Wilberforce  University

FY OF AGREEMENT:      F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Human  Resources
                         Management/Cincinnati  Lab

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

A cooperative education agreement has been established with
Wilberforce  University to employ students  who are  pursuing
baccalaureate degrees in chemistry, biological sciences,  physical
science,  business  administration, marketing,  etc.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Sandra  K.  Bowman

FTS PHONE #:            684-7801
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              Cooperative  Education  Agreement

 INSTITUTION:            Wright  State  University

 FY OF AGREEMENT:       F Y19 91

 EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Human  Resources
                          Management/Cincinnati   Lab

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

 A cooperative  education  agreement has been established with
 Central State University to employ students  who are pursuing
 baccalaureate degrees  in  chemistry, biological sciences,  physical
 science, business  administration, marketing, etc.   Two students are
 participating in this agreement for FY 1991.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Sandra K.  Bowman

FTS PHONE #:             684-7801
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              Cooperative  Education  Agreement

INSTITUTION:             Southern  University

AMOUNT:                 $445,360

FY OF AGREEMENT:       F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office of  Research  and  Development

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This cooperative  agreement is  designed to be supportive  of ORD's
hazardous  wastes and toxic air emissions programs.   ORD resources
will  concentrate on policy issues in  support of the new Agency-wide
Social Science Research Plan.   Important policy issues will include
assessment of (1)  current environmental issues; (2)  an understanding
of the  public, businessmen, government  officials, and legislatures
have of local and national aspects of environmental issues;  (3)
environmental equity issues;  (4) policy  implications  of environmental
legislation  or business; (5) ethical issues in  the formulation of
environmental policy; and, (6) an evaluation of trends effecting
corporate  environmental  policy.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:        Darwin R.  Wright

FTS PHONE #:             260-4073
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               Cooperative  Education  Agreement

 INSTITUTION:            Shaw  University

 AMOUNT:                 $80,000

 FY OF AGREEMENT:       F Y19 91

 EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Research  and  Development/RTF

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Shaw University provides special training in  science  and
mathematics to  promising 8th to 12th  grade  minority  students.  The
program  provides the  basic skills  and  motivating experiences to
encourage them  to undertake  careers  in  science and engineering,
particularly environmental sciences.  The program  also  involves the
development of  a formal  curriculum, in partnership with ORD
scientists.   The  curriculum is  expected  to improve the capabilities  of
the University in the  areas  of environmental  sciences  and
engineering studies.   The program includes paid student   summer
internships  for eleventhe  and  twelth  grades at the  RTF laboratory.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Elizabeth  J.  Hudson

FTS PHONE #:            629-2614
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Intergovernmental  Personnel  Act
          Agreements
               27

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               Intergovernmental   Personnel  Act


 INSTITUTION:            Talladega  College

 AMOUNT:                 $19,249/76,997

 FY OF AGREEMENT:       FY1990  & FY1991

 EPA ORGANIZATION:      Region  V

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The primary  reasons for this IPA  assignment are  to  assist  Talladega
College  to  construct  a  major  science  building,  add  environmental
courses to the curriculum, assist the College  in  the preparation  of
environmental  proposals  and   responses  to   proposals,  and  the
establishment  of a  conceptional  design  and   plan  to  establish  a
technology center at  the  College. This will benefit Talladega College  by
significantly  improving  the quality  of  science  offered  to  produce
graduates  prepared  to  enter the  scientific workforce.   Currently, one
person is  on  an  IPA assignment  from the Central Regional Laboratory
in Chicago to Talladega College.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:  Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Sandra  Hadley, Personnel  Staffing
                          Specialist

FTS PHONE #:            353-2026
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              Intergovernmental   Personnel  Act


INSTITUTION:            Clark  Atlanta  University

AMOUNT:                 $24,843/$24,843

FY OF AGREEMENT:       FY1990 & FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Pesticides  and Toxic
                          Substances


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:


This  IPA assignment of an employee from the  Office of Pesticide
Programs has  two major objectives:  1) to help the  university establish
an academic and outreach program in environmental science, and 2)
to establish  a  talent pool of potential employees from HBCUs. The IPA
employee is helping to develop:  a)  a comprehensive resource  center
for environmental protection programs,  b)  curriculum  offerings in
environmental  science, and c) partnerships  with government and
industry  and other colleges, primarily HBCUs, in  environmental
protection areas of concern to EPA.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Joan  Moyer

FTS  PHONE #:             557-5444
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              Intergovernmental   Personnel   Act
 INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF AGREEMENT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Clark  Atlanta  University

$54,694/$54,694

FY1990 & FY1991

Office  of  Human  Resources
Management
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This IPA assignment was designed to help the university establish an
academic and outreach  program  in environmental protection and
establish a talent pool of potential EPA  employees from Historically
Black Colleges and Universities.  One  participant was on board for
FY1990  and one is serving during FY1991.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Pete  Hoffman
FTS PHONE #:
260-3328
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             Intergovernmental  Personnel  Act
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF AGREEMENT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Lemoyne-Owen  College

$47,978/$47,995

FY1990  &  FY1991

Office of  Human Resources
Management
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This  IPA assignment  was  designed  to help  the university establish an
academic  and  outreach  program in  environmental protection  and  to
establish a talent pool of potential EPA  employees from Historically
Black Colleges and Universities. One participant was on board for
FY1990 and one is serving during FY1991.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Pete  Hoffman
FTS PHONE #:
260-3328
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              Intergovernmental   Personnel  Act
 INSTITUTION:
 AMOUNT:
FY OF AGREEMENT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Howard  University

$5,000

FY1991

Office  of Solid Waste  and
Emergency  Response
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Assignment is currently being negotiated.   Tentative plans are for a
visiting associate professor to teach a course in Hazardous Waste
Management one day a week at EPA headquarters in Washington,
D.C. beginning in the fall 1991.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Robert  J. Knox
FTS PHONE #:
260-9361
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             Intergovernmental  Personnel  Act
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF AGREEMENT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Clark  Atlanta  University
Southern  University
Lemoyne-Owen  College

$42,000/$52,000/44,000

FY1990

Region IV
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Region  IV has  three  Environmental Engineers/Scientists on IPA
assignments with HBCUs.  One of these assignments was a
continuation from FY1989 and  two are FY1990 assignments.  These
IPA assignments are  designed  to assist  in curriculum development
and provide technical  assistance and  instruction.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
               Ongoing
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #:
Vivian  M.  Jones
257-7900
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              Intergovernmental  Personnel  Act
 INSTITUTION:
 AMOUNT:
FY OF AGREEMENT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Clark  Atlanta University
Lemoyne-Owen  College

$53,000/52,000

FY1991

Region  IV
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Region IV currently has two employees from the Waste  Management
Division on IPA Assignments to HBCUs.  These IPA Assignments are
expected to continue for at least two consecutive  years.  IPA
assignment total includes salary plus travel  funds for  recruitment.
One employee is assigned to Clark  Atlanta University and one to
Lemoyne Owen College for FY1991.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
               Ongoing
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #:
Vivian  M.  Jones
257-7900
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              Intergovernmental  Personnel  Act
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF AGREEMENT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Clark  Atlanta  University

$100,000

FY1990 &  FY1991

Office  of Research  and
Development HERL  RTP and ERL
Athens
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Senior scientists and  engineers in ORD laboratories have been named
adjunct professors on IPA  assignments in their  areas  of expertise  to
establish laboratory  work experience for  science  and  engineering
students at this Historically Black College and University.  This
program also  provides a source  for minority recruitment.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
               Ongoing
FTS PHONE #:
FTS PHONE #:
See  listing  below.

Janice  Sims,  ERL  Athens/250-3302
Terri J. Burrell, HRMD  TRP/629-4359
August  Curley,  HERL RTP/627-2729
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Fellowships
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                        Fellowships
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF FELLOWSHIP:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Howard  University

$18,000

FY1990

Office of Pesticides  and Toxic
Substances
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The funds  supported  one  full-time  graduate student or a postdoctoral
associate and provided  part-time support for  the principal
investigator for  a period of one  year on the Disposal Container Study
requested by  the Office of Pesticides Program.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       Joan  Moyer

FTS PHONE #:            557-5444
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                        Fellowships
 INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF FELLOWSHIP:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
University of the District  of
Columbia

$6,000

FY1990

Office  of  Pesticides  and Toxic
Substances
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The funds supported one  full-time undergraduate or graduate
student and provided part-time support for the  principal
investigator for a period of six months on  the Office  of Pesticide
Program's Endangered  Species Study.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
PROJECT CONTACT:

FTS PHONE #:
Joan  Moyer

557-5444
               Completed
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                        Fellowships
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF FELLOWSHIP:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
North  Carolina  Central  University

$28,400

FY1990

Office  of  Human  Resources
Management
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Faculty  Fellows  Program  afforded  the Agency  the  opportunity
to  employ professors  and  department heads  from  accredited minority
colleges and universities in positions  of  scientific,  professional and
administrative  work.  The participants  were   provided  meaningful
work experiences that enabled them to go back to  their institutions
and  impact  curriculum   development   or  initiate  programs  in
environmental  studies.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
               Completed
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #:
Le'Ontyne  Buggs
260-3266
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                         Fellowships
 INSTITUTION:
 AMOUNT:
 FY OF FELLOWSHIP:
 EPA ORGANIZATION:
Virginia  Union  University

$28,400

FY1990

Office  of Human  Resources
Management
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Faculty  Fellows  Program  afforded  the Agency  the opportunity
to employ professors and department heads from accredited  minority
colleges and  universities in positions  of scientific, professional  and
administrative  work.  The  participants  were  provided  meaningful
work  experiences that  enabled them to go  back  to their institutions
and  impact  curriculum  development   or initiate   programs  in
environmental  studies.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       Le'Ontyne  Buggs
FTS PHONE #:
260-3266
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                        Fellowships
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF FELLOWSHIP:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Shaw  University

$14,200

FY1990

Office  of  Human  Resources
Management
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Faculty Fellows Program afforded the  Agency the  opportunity
to employ professors  and  department  heads from  accredited minority
colleges and universities  in  positions of scientific,  professional  and
administrative  work.  The participants  were provided  meaningful
work experiences that enabled  them to  go  back  to  their  institutions
and  impact  curriculum  development  or  initiate  programs  in
environmental  studies.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
               Completed
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #:
Debbie  Brown
260-3266
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                         Fellowships
 INSTITUTION:
 AMOUNT:
 FY OF FELLOWSHIP:
 EPA ORGANIZATION:
 Selma  University

 $14,200

 FY1990

 Office of Human  Resources
 Management
 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Faculty  Fellows  Program  afforded the Agency the opportunity
to employ professors  and department heads  from accredited minority
colleges and  universities in positions  of  scientific, professional and
administrative  work.   The  participants  were  provided  meaningful
work  experiences that  enabled them to go  back to their institutions
and   impact  curriculum  development  or  initiate  programs  in
environmental  studies.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
               Completed
PROJECT CONTACT:

FTS PHONE #:
Le'Ontyne  Buggs

260-3266
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                         Fellowships
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF FELLOWSHIP:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Lemoyne-Owen   College

$32,000

FY1991

Region X
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Region X  allocated  resources for a minority faculty fellowship
position for the  Faculty  Fellows  Program.  A professor from
Lemoyne-Owen College  accepted the position  and began  in mid-May
and will work to the end of the fiscal year.  The faculty member is
working on a recuritment plan analyzing what works and does  not
work in the  region in the recruitment field.

We will also visit another minority academic institution within  the
region  to discuss employment  opportunities and  other types of
assistance.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Cecilia A. Contreras,  EEO Officer
FTS PHONE #:
399-2899
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                            Fellowships


 INSTITUTION:             Refer to  list on  next page*

 AMOUNT:                  $200,000  @  $6,000  per  student

 FY OF FELLOWSHIP:       F Y19 9 0

 EPA ORGANIZATION:      Office  of Research  and
                             Development

 TITLE:                     Minority  Institution
                             Assistantship  Program   (MIA)

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
 The MIA  Program was  initiated in 1981  to increase research support
 for eligible minority  institutions  (Historically Black Colleges  and
 Universities, and members of the Hispanic Association  of  Colleges and
 Universities) by providing fellowships for their students.  The  MIA
 Program has three separate  components:   a Research  Assistance
 Program for faculty;  an Undergraduate/Graduate  Fellowship
 Program;  and a Summer Intern  Program for  students  who have
 completed  the Student Fellowship Program.  The  objective of the
 Research  Assistance  Program  is to promote  environmental  research
 capability  within  minority institutions  and to  provide an opportunity
 for minority students to  gain  research  experience  in the
 environmental sciences.  Eight  research  grants  totaling  $700K  plus
 were  funded in  FY1990. The  Student  Fellowship  and  Summer
 Intern  Programs are  intended  to  encourage  students to develop
 careers  in  environmental research. Approximately $6K per student
 for one academic  year is provided  to pay for  tuition, fees, books and
 a  monthly  stipend. All  fellowship recipients are  required  to  serve
 a  three  month summer internship  at an EPA facility which allows
 them  the opportunity  to  apply their newly acquired  skills to real-
 world  environmental  problems.  Thirty-three   fellowships and
 twenty-three  summer  internships totaling  $200K  were  funded  in
FY1990.

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CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:      ORD-sponsored  participating  organizations
FTS PHONE #:
Virginia Broadway,  OER and  Alvin
Edwards,  OER,  260-7473

Alvin Edwards,  OER,  260-7473
Dee  Hatchings,  ERL Ada,  743-2227
Maxine  Kellum,  ERL Athens, 250-3517
Sandra  Bowman, HRMD  Cincinnati,  684- 7801
Diana  Irwin,  EMSL  Cincinnati,  684-7485
Grady  Neely,  ERL  Corvallis,  420-4684
Sherry  Linder,  LRL Duluth,  780-5543
Mary Merredith, ERL  Gulf Breeze,  228-9246
Evelyn Clay,  EMSL  Las  Vegas,
545-2326/2536
Robert Mosley,  EMSL Las  Vegas,
545-2326/2536
Brenda  Laing,  ERL  Narragansett,  838-6021
Billie Hudson,  OSORD  RTP, 629-4303
     *Institution

Dillard   University
Elizabeth City  State  University
Hampton  University
Howard   University
Jackson  State  University
Lincoln  University  (PA)
Mississippi  Valley  State  University
Texas  Southern  University
University  of Puerto  Rico
University  of Arkansas  at  Pine Bluff
Wilberforce   University
Xavier  University  of  Louisiana
                    Number  of  Fellowships

                                   2
                                   1
                                   3
                                   4
                                   2
                                   1
                                   2
                                   1
                                   2
                                   2
                                   2
                                   1 1
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                            Fellowships


 INSTITUTION:            Refer to  list  below*

 AMOUNT:                 $175,000  @  $6,000  per   student

 FY OF FELLOWSHIP:      F Y19 91

 EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office of  Research and
                            Development

 TITLE:                    Minority  Institution
                            Assistantship  Program  (MIA)


 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The MIA Program was initiated in  1981 to increase research support
for eligible  minority institutions (Historically Black  Colleges and
Universities,  and members  of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and
Universities)  by providing  fellowships for  their students.   The MIA
Program has three separate  components:   a Research Assistance
Program for faculty;  an  Undergraduate/Graduate Fellowship
Program;  and a Summer  Intern Program for  students who have
completed the Student  Fellowship  Program.   The objective  of the
Research  Assistance Program is to  promote  environmental  research
capability within  minority institutions and  to  provide  an opportunity
for minority  students to gain research experience in the
environmental sciences. Eight research grants  totaling $700K plus
were  funded  in  FY1990. The Student Fellowship  and   Summer
Intern  Programs are intended to encourage  students to develop
careers  in  environmental  research. Approximately  $6K per student
for one academic  year  is provided to pay for tuition, fees, books  and
a  monthly  stipend. All fellowship  recipients are required  to  serve
a  three  month summer  internship at  an EPA facility which allows
them  the opportunity to apply their  newly  acquired  skills to real-
world  environmental problems.  Twenty-nine  fellowships  were
funded in FY 1991.

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CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Participating   Organizations

FTS PHONE #:            Virginia  Broadway, ORD  and  Alvin
                         Edwards,  OER,  260-7473
                         Alvin  Edwards,  OER,  260-7473
                         Dee Hutchings, ERL  Ada,  743-2227
                         Maxine  Kellum,  ERL  Athens, 250-3517
                         Sandra Bowman,  HRMD  Cincinnati,  684-7801
                         Diana  Irwin,   EMSL Cincinnati,  684-7485
                         Grady Neely,  ERL Corvallis, 420-4684
                         Sherry Linder, LRL  Duluth, 780-5543
                         Mary  Merredith,  ERL  Gulf Breeze,  228-9246
                         Evelyn Clay, EMSL Las  Vegas,
                         545-2326/2536
                         Robert Mosley, EMSL  Las Vegas,
                         545-2326/2536
                         Brenda  Laing,  ERL Narragansett,  838-6021
                         Billie  Hudson,  OSORD RTP,  629-4303

     institution                             Number  of  Fellowships

Dillard   University                                      1
Elizabeth City  State  University                         1
Florida   International  University                        1
Hampton  University                                    4
Jackson  State   University                               5
Meharry  Medical College                               2
Mississippi  Valley  State  University                    2
Morgan  State   University                               1
Norfolk  State   University                               1
North  Carolina  Central  University                      1
Spelman  College                                       2
Southern  University                                    1
University  of  the District of  Columbia                  1
University  of  Puerto  Rico                               1
Xavier   University                                      5
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Equipment  Donations/Transfers
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             Equipment  Donations/Transfers






INSTITUTION:          Prairie View A  & M University




CURRENT VALUE:       $4,000




FY OF DONATION:       F Y19 9 0




EPA ORGANIZATION:    Region VIII






EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION:






Four  computer  terminals with keyboards.




CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed




PROJECT CONTACT:  Bobby  Hodges,  Program  Coordinator




FTS PHONE #:       330-1494
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              Equipment  Donations/Transfers


INSTITUTION:           Paul Quinn  College

CURRENT VALUE:        $133,940

FY OF DONATION:        F Y19 9 0

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region  VIII


EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION:
Seventeen Lexitron  terminals.
Twenty-eight Lexitron printers.
One Wang printer.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:      Bobby  Hodges,  Program Coordinator

FTS PHONE #:           330-1494
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              Equipment  Donations/Transfers


INSTITUTION:           Langston  University

CURRENT VALUE:        $38,000

FY OF DONATION:        F Y19 9 0

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region VI


EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION:


Automated data processing  equipment; communications equipment;
office furniture  (all surplus  equipment).

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       See  listing  below

FTS PHONE #:            Herb  McKinney,  Regional  Security
                        Officer/255-6570
                        Walter Biggins,  BEP  Manager/2557120
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              Equipment   Donations/Transfers


INSTITUTION:           Paul  Quinn College

CURRENT VALUE:        $106,507

FY OF DONATION:        F Y19 9 0

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region VI


EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION:


Automated  data processing equipment; communications  equipment;
office furniture (all surplus  equipment).

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       See  listing  below

FTS PHONE #:            Herb  McKinney,  Regional  Security
                        Officer/255-6570
                        Walter Biggins,  BEP  Manager/255712*
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              Equipment   Donations/Transfers


INSTITUTION:           Howard  University

CURRENT VALUE:        $10,000

FY OF DONATION:        F Y19 9 0

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office of Pesticides  and Toxic
                         Substances

TITLE:                   Disposal  Container  Study

GRANT DESCRIPTION:


Equipment  was  purchased or modified related to  the Office of
Pesticide Programs' Disposal Container Study.  Modification of model
incinerators  and new analytical  equipment  has been necessary to
examine  the residues or effluents  from the incinerator.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Joan  Moyer

FTS PHONE*:            557-5444
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               Equipment  Donations/Transfers
 INSTITUTION:
 CURRENT VALUE:
FY OF DONATION:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
TITLE:
GRANT DESCRIPTION:
University  of  the  District of
Columbia

$8,000

FY1990

Office  of Pesticides and  Toxic
Substances

Endangered  Species
The following equipment  was  purchased  or modified related to
research which  was  performed  on the Office of Pesticide Programs'
Endangered  Species Study.

     10 -  CO2 incubators for culture test organisms.

     1 1 -  Cooling  units  for maintaining proper temperature in  the
          laboratory.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #:
Joan  Moyer
557-5444
               Completed
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Training  Grants
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 INSTITUTION:
 AMOUNT:
 FY OF GRANT:
 EPA ORGANIZATION:
 TITLE OF THE GRANT:
Training  Grants


   New  Mexico  State University

   $3,000*

   FY1990**

   Region  VI

   Water  Pollution  Control
   Manpower  Program  Development
 PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The  project  was to  establish state training  center/computer bulletin
board for  state-wide use by Publicly  Owned Treatment Work
operators  and  managers.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
                  Ongoing
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #:
  See  listing below.

  Tom  Reich,  Project Officer,  255-7130
  Jerri  Englerth,  Grants  Specialist,  255-6530
*FY1990  funding is $3,000; total funding is $48,000

**Project funded W/FY1990  dollars; project/budget period  extends
through  6/30/91
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                       Training  Grants
INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF GRANT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
TITLE OF THE GRANT:
New  Mexico State University

$45,000

FY1990*

Region  VI

Water Pollution  Control
Manpower  Program  Development
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Project will facilitate outreach  operator training for on  site
operations, maintenance and management  at selected publicly  owned
treatment  works.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       See  listing  below.
FTS PHONE #:
Tom  Reich,  Project  Officer,  255-7130
Jerri  Englerth,  Grants  Specialist,  255-6530
*Funded with  FY1990 dollars; project/budget period extends
through  12/31/91
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 INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF GRANT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
TITLE OF THE GRANT:
Training  Grants


   New  Mexico State University

   $1,000

   FY1990*

   Region  VI

   Public  Water  Supply Supervision/
   Water  Sample   Analyses
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This  grant  funds water sample analyses for the Apache and Pueblo
owned  water systems.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:

PROJECT CONTACT:
                 Ongoing
FTS PHONE #:
  Len  Pardee,  Project Officer
  Reta  Brown,  Grant  Specialist

  255-7155
  255-6530
*Funded  with FY1990 funds; project budget period extended through
5/31/91.
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INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
FY OF GRANT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
TITLE OF THE GRANT:
Training  Grants


   Howard   University

   $60,000

   FY1991

   Office  of  Solid Waste and
   Emergency   Response
In an effort to  increase the participation  of minorities and women in
the area of hazardous materials  management and control, the  EPA
and Howard University participated in a cooperative agreement to
develop a program to expand minority students awareness and
training in  this area,  including  hazardous materials management and
control.  This would  include the  use of Electronic Data Interchange
Technology to assist  in  transferring information about  hazardous
material from the  regulated community to the EPA.   The program
that will  provide  this additional  exposure will be administered by
the Information  Systems  and  Analysis Department of the  School of
Business and  Public  Administration of Howard  University.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Robert J.  Knox
FTS PHONE #:
   260-9361
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                       Training  Grants


INSTITUTION:            Clark  Atlanta  University

AMOUNT:                $10,000

FY OF GRANT:            FY1990

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region IV

TITLE OF THE GRANT:    Secretarial/Clerical   Training
Region IV conducted  a secretarial/clerical workshop  utilizing  a
professor of  business  administration  from Clark Atlanta  University.
This  workshop  was designed to  enhance and upgrade  the skills of
support  staff  personnel.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       Vivian  Malone  Jones

FTS PHONE #:             257-7900
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                      Training  Grants


INSTITUTION:           Morehouse   College

AMOUNT:               $12,000

FY OF GRANT:           FY1990

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region  IV

TITLE OF THE GRANT:    Cultural  Diversity  Workshop

Region IV conducted a Cultural Diversity  Workshop Series for all
managers and supervisors  to assist them  in managing a  diverse
workforce.


CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       Vivian Malone  Jones

FTS PHONE #:            257-7900
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                         Training  Grants


 INSTITUTION:             Historically Black Colleges  and
                            Universities/Minority   Institutions
                            Environmental  Technology  and
                            Waste   Management   Consortium*

 AMOUNT:                  $37,000

 FY OF GRANT:             FY1991

 EPA ORGANIZATION:      Office  of  Air  and  Radiation (OAR)

 TITLE OF THE GRANT:     HBCU/MI  Consortium

 GRANT DESCRIPTION:

 This training grant to Historically Black  Colleges and
 Universities/Minority  Institutions Environmental  Technology  and
 Waste  Management Consortium  will  improve  the 17  member
 consortium's  understanding of OAR's structure,  programs,
 developmental priorities,  and resource capabilities.   The consortium
 will  match OAR's  priorities  with  the  institutional  capabilities of
 consortium members  in specific  program areas.   The resulting  report
 and training  seminar for OAR's  Assistant Administrator will identify
 appropriate  institutional matches  between OAR  and member
 institutions by utilizing a  variety of mechanisms, including
 Intergovernmental  Personnel  Act exchanges,  scholarships,
 fellowships, institutional  participation on committees,  increased
 interaction  between States and consortium members.   This  final
 presentation will be made by the consortium's Council of Presidents.

 *Consortium  Members
Alabama  A  &  M  University         North  Carolina  A&T State  University
Clark   Atlanta   University            Northern  Arizona  University
Florida  A&M  University            Prairie  View  A&M  University
Florida  International   University   Southern Univ.  at Baton  Rouge

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Hampton  University
Howard  University
Jackson  State  University
New  Mexico  Highlands Univ.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
          Texas  A&I University
          Texas  Southern  University
          Tuskegee   University
          University of Texas at El  Paso
          Xavier  University  of  Louisiana

              Ongoing
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #
Ann  E.  Goode,  Management
Analysis  Officer

260-7431
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 INSTITUTION:
 AMOUNT:
FY OF GRANT:
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Training  Grants


   Howard   University

   $48,000

   FY1991

   Office  of  Human  Resources
   Management  (OARM)
TITLE OF THE GRANT:    Coop  Progression  Program

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
In an effort to stimulate minority students'  interest in  scientific  and
engineering fields  at EPA during high school years, EPA and Howard
University  have initiated a cooperative apprenticeship  program in
conjunction with tuition assistance.  Nine local D.C. high  school
students were  assigned as coop education students in program offices
during 1991.   Howard University will conduct  year round training
activities for  the  participating  students, parents,  teachers  and
counselors.  Upon graduation from high school, the students  will
continue as coop students and college tuition assistance will  be paid
by the host EPA office for up to $5,000 a  year.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
                  Ongoing
PROJECT CONTACT:

FTS  PHONE #
   Carolyn  Johnson

   260-3308
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                      Faculty  Internship


INSTITUTION:            Livingstone  College

AMOUNT:                $5,000/$10,000

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  FY1990  and  FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region  III


DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
This project was designed to assess the impact VOC control had on
both the ambient air quality and the associated  health  risks  of air
toxics.  The project focuses on  a  particular industrial/commercial
source  category  which  was common in ozone  nonattainment areas.
An  analysis of various VOC control measures are undertaken to
determine  the relative reduction in risk from  selected  toxic  and
hazardous  VOCs.   One fellow participated in the  summer FY1990 and
two fellows are  participating during the summer  of FY1991.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Barbara  Johnson

FTS PHONE #:             597-8922
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                     Faculty  Internship


INSTITUTION:           Texas  Southern  University

AMOUNT:                $6,890

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 9 0

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Region  VI


DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
A  professor from the  chemistry  department  of Texas Southern
University was hired as a summer employee at the Region  VI
Houston, Texas laboratory as an  Environmental Scientist in the
Environmental  Services  Division  to provide assistance in the
Inorganics  Section. He  performed audits and updated  laboratory
samples.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       Julie  Jensen,  Personnel  Officer

FTS PHONE #:            255-6560
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                      Faculty  Internship
 INSTITUTION:
AMOUNT:
North Carolina  Central  University
Shaw  University    1
Fayetteville  State   University   1
Livingstone  College      1 *

$214,686  @  GS  13 ($44,348) and
one  @  GS  12 ($37,394)
FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 91
EPA ORGANIZATION:
Office  of Administrative  Resources
Management  at  Research  Triangle
Park
DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
The  purpose of this internship  is to establish long-term relationships
with a minority academic institution  and  expose selected science and
engineering faculty  to EPA operations, resources, and  the full
spectrum  of  career  options  in the professional workforce.   This
program also allows EPA and the faculty  members to explore and
identify areas where curricula can be developed  to  prepare students
to meet basic eligibility requirements for  entry-level  positions with
EPA.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
                Ongoing
PROJECT CONTACT:
FTS PHONE #:
*GS  12
Shirley  Bowens,  Personnel  Staffing
Specialist

629-4381
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                     Faculty  Internship


INSTITUTION:            Texas   Southern  University

AMOUNT:                $15,000

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of Air and  Radiation

The intern participated  in the development  of an automotive exhaust
speciation program in support of the Non-Methane Organic  Gas
(NMOG) program, which is currently being  developed for future
legislation by the California Air  Resources Board.


CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Thomas  Harper, Human  Resources
                         Officer

FTS PHONE #:            374-8308
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                     Faculty  Internship


INSTITUTION:            North  Carolina A  & T  State
                          University

AMOUNT:                 $20,000

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Air and Radiation at  RTP
A  engineering faculty member for North Carolina A & T State
University  was hired  under the HBCU Faculty  Intern Program.   The
faculty member was  involved  in  curriculum development in the Air
Pollution  Training Institute.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Dale  Evarts, Human  Resources
                         Officer

FTS PHONE #:            629-5589
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                       Student  Internship


 INSTITUTION:             Bowie   State   University

 AMOUNT:                  NONE

 FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 9 0

 EPA  ORGANIZATION:      Office  of  the  Inspector  General

 DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
The Office  of  Investigations provided  a  voluntary internship (no
remuneration)  opportunity to a senior  at Bowie State  University from
February to May 1990.  The student,  who was  a law
enforcement/sociology major, worked  two days a  week with the
Washington  Field Office, Washington, B.C.  During the period of the
internship,  he received  exposure  to  Federal law  enforcement,
assisted agents in record reviews  and helped  interview witnesses for
criminal  and applicant  background  investigations.  In  addition,  he
received  exposure  to  several other elements of the OIG experience
such  as  the hotline center,  suspension/debarment, and audit
activities. He also  received a briefing from an  Assistant U.S. Attorney
on  the prospective role  and responsibilities of  the U.S. Attorney's
Office, U.S. Department of Justice. The student was responsible  for
preparing several papers on  his experience at EPA for  his school.
The papers  were  reviewed  and commented  on  by  the  Special  Agent
in Charge, Washington Field Office.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       Frank  Kiley,  Special  Agent  in  Charge

FTS PHONE #:             308-8282
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                     Student  Internship


INSTITUTION:           Howard  University

AMOUNT:                $10,326

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of General Counsel (OGC)

DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
The Office of General Counsel employs  two  third-year Howard law
students in its Policy Office  to work on  projects assigned  by the
Senior Counsel. OGC employs a Howard student as a clerk in its
Water Division. Also, OGC  has developed a  referral process with
Howard University Law School by which the Law School refers
students wishing winter internships  in OGC.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Eudora  Edwards

FTS PHONE #:            260-8070
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                     Student   Internship


INSTITUTION:            Bowie  State  University

AMOUNT:                 $19,258

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:   F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:      Office of  General  Counsel  (OGC)

DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
The Office of General Counsel employs three Bowie State  University
students. One of the students  is working  with the International
Division on various non-legal projects.  The other student is directly
involved with OGC's attorney-hiring process.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Eudora  Edwards

FTS PHONE #:            260-8070
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                    Student  Internship


INSTITUTION:           Inter-American   University   at
                        San Truce,  Puerto  Rico

AMOUNT:               $2,601

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 91

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office of General Counsel (OGC)

DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
The Office  of General Counsel employs a second year law student
from the Inter-American  University  in Puerto Rico in its summer law
clerk program.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Eudora  Edwards

FTS PHONE #:            260-8070
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                      Student  Internship


INSTITUTION:            New  Mexico  State  University

AMOUNT:                $4,000

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  FY1990  and  FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of Human  Resources
                          Management


DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:

The EPA  Management  Intern  Program  is designed  to attract, develop, and
retain  individuals with  a high potential for productive careers at EPA. The three
fundamental goals  of the program are  to:   1) recruit quality  candidates and train
them for potential management  responsibilities in EPA, 2) bring more  minorities
and women into EPA, and 3) recruit interns according to the needs of EPA,
ideally  with a mix  of both technical and public administration skills.

Two students  interned  during FY1990.

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Carolyn  Scott

FTS PHONE #:             260-3305
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                      Student  Internship


INSTITUTION:            University  or  Puerto  Rico

AMOUNT:                 $4,000

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  FY1990 &  FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Human  Resources
                          Management

DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
The EPA  Management  Intern  Program  is designed to  attract,
develop, and retain individuals with a high potential  for productive
careers at EPA.  The three fundamental goals of the program are to:
1) recruit  quality  candidates and train them for potential
management responsibilities in  EPA, 2) bring more  minorities  and
women into EPA,  and 3) recruit interns according  to the needs  of the
Agency, ideally with a mix of  both technical and public
administration  skills.

Six students interned during FY1990 and two in FY1991.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:       Carolyn  Scott

FTS PHONE #:             260-3305
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                       Student  Internship


INSTITUTION:             Eight  Historically  Black  Colleges
                            and  Universities  (listed  on  next  page)

AMOUNT:                  $82,914  and  $16,748

FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  FY1990  &  FY1991

EPA ORGANIZATION:      Region  I


DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:

The interns  in the Minority  Summer Intern  Program  work  on
challenging  assignments  and  learn  how  environmental issues  affect
the quality of human life.  Sponsors, seminars, and planned social
activities  are integral components of the program  structure.
Sponsors assign  the  interns to projects, allowing the  students  to  work
independently, and  provide the  interns with guidance and  feedback.
Some  interns conduct fieldwork  and are  trained to operate  highly
specialized instruments.   Others accompany their sponsors to out-of-
state meetings and  conventions,  including trips to  Connecticut, Maine,
New Hampshire,  Vermont, and Washington, D.C.  A  series  of bi-
weekly seminars introduces interns  to  the goals and  programs  of the
region's nine divisions and identifies  career opportunities available
in Region  I.

The students are housed  at Tufts University.  For FY1990, there
were 21 students  from the following schools

     Albany  State  College     1
     Benedict  College           2
     Dillard   University        3
     Howard   University       7
     Jackson  State  University 1
     Southern   University      1
     Talladega  College         1
     Xavier  University         5

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For FY1991 there were 5 students  participating  from  the following
schools.

     Dillard  University       2
     Howard   University      2
     Xavier  University       1
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing

PROJECT CONTACT:      Sharon  Molden,  Affirmative  Action
                        Recruitment

FTS PHONE #:           835-9012
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                      Student  Internship


 INSTITUTION:            Morgan  State  University

 AMOUNT:                 $80,000

 FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  FY1991

 EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of  Research  and Development; Office of
                           Solid  Waste  and  Emergency Response;  Office  of
                           Administration  and  Resources  Management


 DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNSHIP:
As  a result  of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between EPA
and Morgan  State University (MSU) in April,  1991, nine MSU
engineering students were placed  in ORD  laboratories (RTF,
Cincinnati, Las Vegas, and Edison, New Jersey) and OSWER program
offices for a 10 week period during the summer of 1991.   The
electrical,  chemical and civil engineers participated in projects to
convert  municipal sewage sludge to  compost materials, to develop
environmentally safe  home refrigeration units, to  study the effects of
root growth  on landfill membrane covers, to monitor radionuclide
levels in nuclear devices  test  sites, to provide technical assistance to
states on site  clean-ups,  and  to participants in international
environmental and other programs in  OSWER.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Completed

PROJECT CONTACT:       Clarice  Gaylord

FTS  PHONE #:            260-4467
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                            Education


 INSTITUTION:             HBCU  Lecture Series

 AMOUNT:                  $2,150

 FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  FY1990  & FY1991

 EPA ORGANIZATION:      Office of  Research and
                            Development/Office of  Air  and
                            Radiation/Office   of   Administration
                            and   Resources  Management

 TITLE DESCRIPTION:

 The EPA-RTP Historically Black Colleges and Universities Lecture
 Series  was initiated in FY1990 as  a joint effort  between the  Area
 Office  of  Civil  Rights and the three major programs, Office of
 Administration  and Resources Management,  Office of Research and
 Development, and  Office of Air Quality  Planning and Standards.

 This initiative was developed and  implemented  to provide a  forum
 for HBCU Presidents  and Department Heads  to discuss  the research
 capabilities of their institutions with  EPA-RTP employees,
 supervisors and managers.   It was  also  designed to  provide
 opportunities for  participants  to meet with  senior management
 officials to discuss various ways in which  the institutions could work
 cooperatively with EPA  to  train  students to meet future employment
 needs  and  facilitate grater institutional participation  in  EPA
 sponsored  research programs.

Funding to cover  the  participants travel  and honoraria  is shared  by
the three major programs.   The following schools have participated in
this activity to  date:

Clark   Atlanta  University
North   Carolina   Central  University
North  Carolina  A &  T State University
Shaw   University

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CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:      Ongoing




PROJECT CONTACT:              Dianne Laws, AOCR RTP




FTS PHONE #:                   629-4249
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                           Education


 INSTITUTION:            Howard  University

 AMOUNT:                 $5,000

 FY OF THE INTERNSHIP:  F Y19 91

 EPA ORGANIZATION:     Office  of Pesticides  and Toxic
                           Substances(OPTS)

 SEMINAR TITLE:         Seminar  for   Scientists


 TITLE DESCRIPTION:

 The purpose of this seminar is twofold.  First is to find ways to
 continue  to  build  and  to further  strengthen  bridges between  the
 OPTS  regulatory program and Historically  Black Colleges and
 Universities  (HBCUs).   The pilot project with Howard  has been
 intended  to  be part of  that  bridge  building effort.   The second
 purpose has  been to provide OPP  Scientists with  the  latest scientific
 information  related to  the  OPTS regulatory responsibilities.   Topics
 include:  1)  Analytical  Methodology  for Trace Residues, and 2) The
 Immune System:  changes  during  Development and  the Effects of
 Aging.

 CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT:       Ongoing


 PROJECT CONTACT:        Joan  Moyer

FTS PHONE #:             557-5444
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