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NNEMS Project 2011-302

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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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2008 National Air Toxic Assessment

Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Office/Geographic Strategies 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.

As part of EPA's National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) activities, EPA conducts national-scale assessments. In early 2011, the Agency is expected to release the NATA representative of emissions for the year 2005. NATA helps evaluate potential human health risks from breathing air toxics across the United States. It is widely published and quoted as one of the premier source of air toxic concentrations and risks nationwide. The next NATA will focus on 2008 emissions and is now in the planning stages.

The fellow will work with the EPA risks assessment team in many stages of planning and development of the 2008 NATA. The fellow will research the allocation of mobile and nonpoint source emissions from a county inventory to a more refined modeling level, such as census tract, roadway segment, or other appropriate geographic scale. The fellow will review the allocation approach utilized in previous analyses and will be expected to review current databases and GIS techniques that can be used to allocate the emissions.

The fellow will develop skills in risk assessment as well as the tools utilized in the analysis (e.g., dispersion models, GIS systems). In particular, the fellow will gain a more thorough understanding of the approach EPA takes to conduct a national scale risk assessment; work with the mobile and nonpoint emissions inventories that are utilized in NATA; develop skills in spatial allocation techniques; gain an understanding of dispersion modeling techniques; and be an integral part of a risk assessment team.

Final Product:
The fellow will be expected to develop a final report and to make presentations summarizing his or her research on characterizing risks from mobile and nonpoint sources.

Desired Level of Education:
Junior to Ph.D. 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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