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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-101

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

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Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law

Preferred Project Period:
5/10/10 - 8/20/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Automation of Air Quality Data Products for NAAQS Reviews

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division

Project Overview:
OAQPS is responsible for reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Under this project, the fellow will work with OAQPS staff to identify and automate several products (maps, graphs, and tables) by linking a Statistical Analysis System (SAS) process directly to source data via a Web application. Users of the Web-based application will be able to select multiple parameters (for example, pollutants, time periods, and thresholds) and generate data products dynamically. The automated process will improve the ability to provide standard data products quickly. This project is a unique opportunity to use cutting-edge technology to satisfy routine business needs.

Project Goals:
The student working on this project will gain practical experience with SAS/Graph, SAS/IntrNet, SAS Macros, Structured Query Language (SQL), and Oracle databases. The student will also develop skills in problem solving, communication, data presentation, and project management. When the project has been completed, the student will have participated in automation of the process for developing many of the standard air quality data products needed for the NAAQS review process.

Final Product of the Project:
This project’s final product will be Web-based tools that can be used by air quality analysts.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

David Mintz
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division

Office Mission/Responsibility

The primary mission of EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is to preserve and improve air quality in the United States. As a national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, OAQPS compiles and reviews air pollution data; develops regulations to limit and reduce air pollution; assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air pollution; makes information about air pollution available to the public; and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.

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