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NNEMS Project 2012-103

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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 Tribal Air Quality Program

Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards

The primary mission of the EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is to preserve and improve air quality in the United States. As a national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 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.

Tribal governments often have difficulty applying national, general guidance to their particular situation. To enhance capacity building on tribal lands, it is necessary to develop more specific documents that illustrate tribal issues and concerns. The fellow selected will conduct research on U.S. air pollutants and pollution issues, as well as the activities undertaken by the EPA and state, tribal, and local air pollution agencies to manage air quality and implement national standards on tribal lands. The fellow also will research program-specific outreach and communications guidance for tribal programs.

The fellow can expect to increase his or her knowledge of criteria and air toxics pollutant control, policy analysis, the community tribal program and the federal regulatory process. 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) reviewed implementation activities to reduce air pollution, and (3) developed skills needed to advance program guidance and implementation for local application.

Final Product:
The fellow will develop a report of outreach and communication guidance documents that are used in tribal communities.

Desired Level of Education:
Junior to Graduate Student

Project Location:
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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

Project Officer:
Dennis Shipman

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