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NNEMS Project 2012-102

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The deadline for applying to the 2012 program was January 30, 2012. Program materials are provided for reference purposes only.

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-12-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2012
(EPA 171-B-12-001)

[PDF, 2.9 MB, 73 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 1.8 MB, 17 pages]

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Outreach for Air Quality Designations

Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Division, Geographic Strategies Group

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 on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing pollution.

The national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants are reviewed every 5 years. If a NAAQS is revised, areas of the United States in violation of the revised NAAQS must be identified through a process called air quality designations. The NAAQS for several pollutants - including ozone, lead, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide - have recently been revised. Under this project, the fellow will conduct research on U.S. air pollutants and pollution issues, as well as the activities undertaken by EPA and state and local air pollution agencies to manage air quality to achieve national standards. The fellow also will work with OAQPS staff as they plan and produce outreach and communications materials on air quality designations for state and local air pollution.

The fellow will increase his or her knowledge of air pollution issues and activities undertaken by the EPA and state and local air pollution agencies to manage air quality to achieve national standards. When the project is complete, the fellow will have accomplished one or more of the following: (1) analyzed air pollutant issues in local areas, (2) researched 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 make presentations that summarize activities completed to EPA staff and management, as well as others, as appropriate.

Desired Level of Education:
Freshman to Senior

Project Location:
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Period:
5/14/2012 to 8/24/2012

Project Officer:
Dennis Shipman

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