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NNEMS Project 2011-106

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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]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

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Greenhouse Gas Permitting for Nontraditional Sources

Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Office, Operating Permits Group

The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards 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 on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing pollution.

A variety of sources emit greenhouse gases, including large power plants and many smaller sources that burn fossil fuels for energy. Under recently promulgated EPA regulations, sources of greenhouse gas emissions, some of which have not traditionally been subject to regulation, may be required to obtain air pollution permits. The NNEMS fellow will work on researching and characterizing affected sources. In addition, the fellow will research outreach materials for state and local permit agencies and nontraditional emissions sources on obtaining pollution permits for greenhouse gas emissions.

The fellow will gain critical insight into sources of greenhouse gas emissions and the U.S. air pollution permit system. The fellow can expect to increase his or her knowledge of air pollution issues related to sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and permitting activities undertaken by EPA and state and local air pollution agencies to reduce emissions from these sources. When the project is complete, the fellow will have accomplished one or more of the following: (1) analyzed air pollutant issues in local areas related to greenhouse gas sources, (2) reviewed implementation and designation activities to reduce air pollution, and (3) developed skills needed to advance program guidance and implementation for local application.

Final Product:
The fellow will be expected to develop a final report and to make presentations summarizing the results of completed activities, as appropriate.

Desired Level of Education:
Junior to Graduate Student

Project Location:
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Period:
5/9/2011 to 8/19/2011

Project Officer:
Dennis Shipman

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