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NNEMS Project 2011-101

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The deadline for applying to the 2011 program was March 4, 2011. Details and program materials are provided for reference purposes.

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-11-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2011
(EPA 171-B-11-001)

[PDF, 3.0 MB, 90 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 1 MB, 17 pages]

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International Air Quality Analysis and Strategy Development

Office of Air and Radiation; Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards; Climate, International and Multimedia Group; Health and Environmental Impacts Division

As a national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (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 the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing pollution.

Air quality in the United States can be affected by air pollution transported from other countries, and global climate is also influenced by emissions across the globe. Many countries depend on EPA for guidance in assessing air pollution problems and developing air quality management programs. Additionally, EPA participates in treaty negotiations, workshops, and conferences concerned with global air pollution.

OAQPS supports EPA's international mission in a number of areas, including participating in negotiations under the Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) Convention and other multi-lateral environmental agreements; air quality management capacity building in China, Mexico, and other countries; preparing air quality training materials and programs for international audiences; and conducting modeling, monitoring, and data analysis to address transboundary transport concerns. Guided by the selected fellow's interests and background, the fellow will work with OAQPS staff on specific international projects. These may include: (1) analyzing international air quality issues and approaches related to capacity building work with China; (2) assessing the health and climate impacts of fine particle emissions from residential cook stoves and other emissions sources in developing countries; (3) initiating an assessment of air quality management needs in Indonesia; (4) researching international negotiations on mercury emissions; and (5) conducting research related to the Gothenburg Protocol under the LRTAP Convention. Work will include reviewing relevant reports and technical papers and participating in meetings with technical and policy staff inside and outside of EPA.

The fellow can expect to increase his or her knowledge of environmental science, air quality modeling, policy analysis, and EPA's regulatory process. In addition, the fellow will gain insight into international air pollution issues and learn about EPA, federal government, and bilateral and multilateral international programs that address air quality and air quality/climate interactions.

Final Product:
The fellow will prepare a final report or briefing that addresses international air pollution issues.

Desired Level of Education:
Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

Project Location:
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Period:
5/10/2011 to 8/10/2011

Project Officer:
Dennis Shipman

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