6.0 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The DOE is organized along four principle business lines: National Security, Energy Resources, Science and Technology, and Environmental Quality. Responsibility for implementing these critical national missions is shared among the following organizations within the DOE:
Headquarters Program Offices
Area, Field, and Operations Offices
National Laboratories and Technology Centers
Power Marketing Administrations
The DOE agencies that assist in brownfields are located in the Headquarters Program Offices and the National Laboratories and Technology Centers. Under the Headquarters Program Office's Office of Environmental Management (EM), the Office of Intergovernmental and Public Accountability (EM-11) has developed an electronic access system (Internet-based system) to provide technical assistance and increase community members' capacity to understand and resolve environmental issues related to brownfields. Under the National Laboratories and Technology Centers, Argonne National Laboratory provides expertise in the deployment of technologies and in the development of strategies and methodologies for expedited investigations of contaminated sites that have applicability to revitalization. Working with EPA's BTSC, Argonne assists problem holders with site-specific issues and application of decision support tools.
The remainder of this section provides profiles for the following DOE-related organizations: