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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 2010-117

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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:
5/24/10 - 8/27/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Voluntary Clean Diesel Fellow Program

Sponsoring Office:
Region 2, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection, Air Programs Branch

Project Overview:
Under this project, the fellow will have the opportunity to research: (1) the types and magnitude of air pollution resulting from mobile sources; (2) the various mobile source sectors (light-duty and heavy-duty on-road vehicles, construction equipment, airport ground support equipment and marine vessels, locomotives, and other sources); and (3) the technologies and policies that are being implemented to reduce air pollution from mobile sources. Activities will focus on EPA's voluntary programs and also on the reduction of mobile source air pollution through federal, state, and local regulatory measures. The fellow will review existing data sources managed by EPA, the states, and other public and private entities. The fellow will develop mediation skills and an understanding of the potential benefits associated with dynamic interaction with a variety of stakeholders at various levels of government, environmental organizations, and private entities.

Specific learning opportunities may include, but are not limited to: (1) participation in EPA's voluntary mobile source reduction programs under EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign programs (Clean Construction, Clean School Bus, Clean Ports, and SmartWaySM Transport Partnership), EPA's voluntary diesel retrofit program, and the Northeast Diesel Collaborative; (2) familiarization with existing databases and files managed by EPA and the states, with the goal of identifying air emission reductions from various mobile source categories; (3) education on new or innovative control technologies being implemented on mobile sources elsewhere to evaluate the potential applicability to other mobile emission source types; (4) acquiring skills necessary for identifying and quantifying mobile source emission reductions; (5) active participation in the Northeast Diesel Collaborative's mobile source sector workgroups; and (6) interaction on a regular basis with staff and interns in other EPA regional offices on implementation of diesel collaboratives around the country.

Project Goals:
The fellow will receive practical training and experience through the investigation and identification of innovative air emission reduction opportunities from various mobile source sectors. The fellow will learn how EPA fosters partnerships to achieve measurable air quality benefits through activities such as application of clean diesel technologies to existing vehicles and engines.

Final Product of the Project:
The student will design a pilot project to address the impacts of port growth and increase of freight movement on communities adjacent to ports.

Project Location:
EPA Region 2, New York, NY

Project Officer Information

Reema Loutan
Region 2, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection, Air Programs Branch

Office Mission/Responsibility

The mission of the Air Programs Branch is to work with EPA's Office of Air and Radiation and the Region 2 states to protect and enhance the quality of the region's air resources and protect human health and the environment from airborne pollutants. This mission is carried out by implementing the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990.

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