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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 2010-310

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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 Science

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

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Source Category Attributes Comparative Tool Development

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies & Programs Division, Metals and Minerals Group

Project Overview:
The Metals and Minerals Group (MMG) leads development and implementation of effective control strategies and regulations governing primary and secondary metals production and minerals processing operations. The group develops and implements innovative strategies to reduce hazardous and criteria air pollutant emissions, including the use of market-based mechanisms, alternative technologies, processes, and compliance options, as well as regulatory and economic incentives to achieve environmental goals of the air program. Under this project, the fellow will develop a database tool in Microsoft Access that enables comparison of characteristics of selected industries among data elements, including raw materials, size, temperatures, processes, controls, and emissions. The fellow will conduct searches of literature, review state and federal permits, and research the Internet to compile attributes of each industry. The project officer will provide an initial list of source categories for comparison, and additional industries may be added to the list of source categories based on the fellow's interest or as time allows.

Project Goals:
The fellow will gain insight into database tool development to identify commonalities across diverse industry categories and learn key elements of raw material and processes that contribute to emissions of different pollutants.

Final Product of the Project:
The final product will be a Microsoft Access database tool that identifies common traits across different source categories according to varying priorities.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Susan Fairchild
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies & Programs Division, Metals and Minerals 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 regulation to protect the nation's air quality with respect to stationary sources.

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