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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 2010-311

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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]

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Environmental Science

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

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Researching Innovative Air Quality Benefits Estimation Methods

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Air Benefits and Cost Group

Project Overview:
The process of estimating the human health and ecosystem benefits of improvements in air quality is both controversial and technically complex. The academic literature regularly generates new data and techniques that can be used to estimate air pollution benefits from a reduction in air pollution. During this project, the fellow will explore innovative and novel benefits estimation methods to be used in estimating human health and ecological air quality benefits. This research could focus on developing methods to estimate certain benefits of air quality impacts that have previously not been quantified or valued; new epidemiological studies that have not yet been considered; new health impact functions; new valuation studies and methods that have not yet been considered; new approaches to estimating ecosystem benefits; and new approaches to estimating the baseline incidence of certain adverse health effects.

Project Goals:
When the project is complete, the fellow will have accomplished one or more of the following: (1) researched and identified a new or improved method for quantifying the benefits of improved air quality on a human health or ecological endpoint; and (2) identified new methods for estimating the baseline incidence rate for one or more human health endpoints. The fellow working on this project can expect to increase his or her knowledge of environmental science, microeconomics, air quality modeling, and policy analysis. Research completed under this fellowship could inform a master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a final report and presentation summarizing his or her findings.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Neal Fann
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Air Benefits and Cost Group

Office Mission/Responsibility

The mission of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is to lead and manage national air quality programs to protect public health and the environment from air pollution. The Air Benefit and Cost Group within OAQPS is charged with estimating the benefits and costs of achieving air quality management strategies and standards.

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