Environmental Protection Agency

Areas of Global Change Research. EPA research supports process-level understanding and modeling capabilities to more confidently predict global change impacts and feedback at the regional scale, and examines the relative risk of global change, especially in climate-sensitive regions (e.g., tundra and forest). EPA sponsors research on evaluating the processes and quantifying the relative contributions of anthropogenic and biological sources of trace gases, quantifying and modeling the consequences of climate change on ecosystems and their feedback to the atmosphere, and the interaction of trace gases in the atmosphere.

EPAProgram TitleFY95FY96FY97
Request
ORDTerrestrial Carbon Flux Tracking9.81.90.0
ORDDeveloping Predictive Models2.71.91.8
ORDRegional Vulnerabilities6.412.58.2
ORDIntegrated Assesment Research2.91.21.0
ORDStratospheric Ozone Depletion3.53.51.3
OARMData Management, Access, and Integration0.50.51.0
OPPEPolicy Assessment Research0.50.40.4
Total26.321.9
President's Request31.823.413.7

Related Research. In addition to focused USGCRP research, EPA conducts contributing research including environmental monitoring and assessment; development of ecological assessment methods; effects of tropospheric ozone on forest ecosystems; evaluation of anthropogenic methane mitigation options; evaluation of renewable energy production technologies (biomass, solar, wind); and immunological effects of UV radiation and environmental pollutants and chemicals.

Mapping of Budget Request to Appropriations Legislation. In the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, EPA USGCRP activities are funded in the EPA section of Title III - Independent Agencies. As of the enacted FY95 Appropriations Bill, the great majority of funding for EPA USGCRP programs was included within the Research and Development account.