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John Fear

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Grants

Date: 01/03/23 - 10/31/24
Amount: $10,000.00
Funding Agencies: NCSU Water Resources Research Institute

Storm Water Consortium funded student award for Colin Finlay at East Carolina University.

Date: 01/03/23 - 1/31/24
Amount: $10,000.00
Funding Agencies: NCSU Water Resources Research Institute

Funding for Savanna Smith for the WRRI and UWC funded student award.

Date: 06/12/23 - 7/31/23
Amount: $31,000.00
Funding Agencies: NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

It is proposed that the Water Resources Research Institute of The University of North Carolina System (WRRI) support the work of the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources - Land Quality Section Staff within the Department of Environmental Quality, the mission of the Sedimentation Control Commission, and the objectives of the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act by providing assistance in the planning and logistical support of an annual workshop for local programs including an awards program.

Date: 02/28/22 - 2/28/23
Amount: $10,000.00
Funding Agencies: NCSU Water Resources Research Institute

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are toxic, anthropogenic chemicals used in several industrial processes and consumer products due to their unique, chemically resistant properties1,2. PFAS are introduced to surface and groundwater through effluent from fluoropolymer production sites3,4, use of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) at military training facilities5????????7, and landfill leachate8. Environmental PFAS contamination is an emerging global concern9????????12 with a heightened presence in North Carolina3,4, where North Carolina has the third highest PFAS prevalence in drinking water in the United States13. Human exposure to PFAS is linked to adverse health effects including various cancers and immune disorders14. Due to the environmental persistence of PFAS, the EPA set a lifetime health advisory limit of 70 ng.L-1 for the combined concentration of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoro-1-octanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water12,15. PFOA and PFOS are legacy long-chain PFAS compounds that have been phased out of manufacturing processes in the United States16 and replaced by emerging, short-chain PFAS including perfluoro-2-propoxypropanoic acid (GenX)3. Despite the shift away from long-chain legacy PFAS, studies suggest short chain emerging PFAS lead to an equal threat to public health as legacy PFAS

Date: 03/24/22 - 6/30/22
Amount: $40,952.00
Funding Agencies: NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

It is proposed that the Water Resources Research Institute of The University of North Carolina System (WRRI) support the work of the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources - Land Quality Section Staff within the Department of Environmental Quality, the mission of the Sedimentation Control Commission, and the objectives of the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act by providing assistance in the planning and logistical support of an annual workshop for local programs including an awards program.

Date: 04/01/21 - 6/30/21
Amount: $7,441.00
Funding Agencies: NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

It is proposed that the Water Resources Research Institute of The University of North Carolina System (WRRI) support the work of the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources - Land Quality Section Staff within the Department of Environmental Quality, the mission of the Sedimentation Control Commission, and the objectives of the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act by providing assistance in the planning and logistical support of an annual workshop for local programs including an awards program.

Date: 05/18/17 - 9/30/20
Amount: $11,500.00
Funding Agencies: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

North Carolina Sea Grant (NCSG) and the Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) are jointly funding a graduate student fellowship to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary. Fellows must conduct research that addresses focus areas identified in the NCSG Strategic Plan and management actions identified in the APNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. An open request for proposals will be released in late April/early May 2017 to solicit proposals from interested students. Received proposals will be ranked by a selection committee. The winning student investigator??????????????????s project will start in September 2017. This service contract will provide a mechanism for APNEP to fund their potion of this joint fellowship.

Date: 12/01/17 - 7/31/20
Amount: $246,655.00
Funding Agencies: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) established the Sentinel Site Program (SSP) to utilize existing assets, programs, and resources to address coastal management issues of local, regional, and national significance through a place-based, issue-driven, and collaborative approach. The SSP capitalizes on existing investments in NOAA trust resources, such as National Marine Sanctuaries, National Estuarine Research Reserves, and observing systems, to include a continuum of NOAA and partner capabilities from research and monitoring to management and decision-making to address sea level change and coastal inundation. The SSP outlines an innovative business model to better leverage resources across NOAA and its partners to increase efficiencies, integrate multiple parallel efforts, and provide information and tools to help communities and resource managers adapt to sea level change and inundation. Five Sentinel Site Cooperatives were selected by NOAA based on scientific relevance to addressing sea level change and inundation, capacity for leveraging existing resources, partners, assets, and potential to inform and respond with management action. The pilot cooperatives include Hawaii, the San Francisco Bay area, the Chesapeake Bay, North Carolina, and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The North Carolina (NC) Sentinel Site Cooperative (NCSSC), established in 2012, is one of the Sentinel Site Cooperatives within the SSP to provide NC coastal communities and resource managers with information on the potential impacts of sea level rise on coastal habitats along the state??????????????????s central coast.

Date: 01/01/20 - 6/30/20
Amount: $33,709.00
Funding Agencies: NC Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

It is proposed that the Water Resources Research Institute of The University of North Carolina System (WRRI) support the work of the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources - Land Quality Section Staff within the Department of Environmental Quality, the mission of the Sedimentation Control Commission, and the objectives of the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act by providing assistance in the planning and logistical support of an annual workshop for local programs including an awards luncheon.

Date: 09/01/14 - 8/31/19
Amount: $215,397.00
Funding Agencies: US Dept. of Commerce (DOC)

North Carolina Sea Grant (NCSG) proposes to work in conjunction with the NOAA ?????????????????? National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to run a competitive research program that addresses the yearly research needs and priorities of the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan (BDTRP) and the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Plan (PLTRP). NCSG has been administering this cooperative program with NMFS since 2004. This proposal, if funded, would continue this successful partnership, minimizing the disruption to the Marine Mammal Take Reduction Teams?????????????????? efforts to reduce dolphin interactions with fisheries activities.


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