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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 2010-109

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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:
Assessing the Impact of Voluntary Programs on Regulatory Compliance

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Outreach and Information Division, Community and Tribal Programs Group

Project Overview:
Voluntary programs to reduce air pollution from Area Sources located in urban environments have been implemented. The Collision Repair Campaign (CRC) is one such effort. The CRC assists auto body repair shops to attain early compliance with the Surface Coating National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) prior to its effective date. The fellow selected for this project will research and develop methods to assess the statistical validity of the short-term and long-term impacts of the CRC by building on existing small-scale studies. It will involve balancing multiple technical, policy, and statistical considerations to generate meaningful data. This work will require both technical and creative skills to adapt a program that can be replicated in other areas.

Project Goals:
The fellow will gain insight into the relationships between the regulatory and voluntary programs, and community action. The fellow will also obtain experience in working across other EPA offices, such as the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (OECA), and with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to incorporate their perspectives.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will provide a final report discussing the development of a prototype statistical evaluation tool that can be extended to other areas.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Holly Wilson
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Outreach and Information Division, Community and Tribal Programs Group

Office Mission/Responsibility

The mission of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is to preserve and improve the air quality of the United States. OAQPS is responsible for development and implementation of regulations to protect the nation's air.

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