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monitoring/analysis of Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) chemicals.

                     Request for Initial Proposals
   For the Operation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network
                                 (IADN)

Information and the full RFIP can be found at:

http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/fund/rfp/iadnrfpip2004.html

The RFIP is also linked from GLNPO's main funding webpage.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program
Office (GLNPO) is requesting Initial Proposals for the management and
operation (including field sampling and laboratory analysis) of the
Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). IADN is a cooperative
effort between the U.S. EPA and Environment Canada and measures
persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) substances in three phases:
precipitation, vapor, and particulate. IADN currently collects data on
the deposition of toxic pollutants (PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, and
PAHs) to the Great Lakes at 5 sites in the U.S.

This Request for Initial Proposals (RFIP) addresses network management
and operation including field sampling and sample analysis corresponding
to a sample collection period of five years from September 1, 2004 to
August 30, 2009 for the five currently operating US sites and other
sites as determined by program needs. This RFIP also includes indefinite
operation at the network co-location site at Point Petre, ON.

This RFIP is for a cooperative agreement totaling up to $3,560,000 over
five years. The successful applicant will submit quality-assured
analytical results within 10 months of receipt of samples in laboratory
(i.e., submit data on all 2005 samples to the IADN Data Manager by
October 2006).

Proposals should not exceed fifteen pages in length. Curriculum vitae of
principal investigators and other personnel critical to the proposedwork
should be included as appendices and will not count as proposal pages.
The deadline for all Initial Proposals is 5:00 PM Central time,Monday
evening, June 7, 2004. Decisions regarding this RFIP will be made by
Tuesday, June 22, 2004. If a successful application is selected, a final
proposal and documents required for an award will be due by Thursday,
July 22, 2004.

Applicants should submit Initial Proposals in Microsoft Word,
Wordperfect, or as a pdf file via e-mail to hulting.melissa@epa.gov.

Contact:
Melissa Hulting
IADN Program Manager
U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Mail Code G-17J
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 886-2265
Fax: (312) 353-2018
E-mail: hulting.melissa@epa.gov


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