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Carbon County Woman Wins EPA Partnership Award
Release Date: 9/29/1999
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented its prestigious Partnership Awards to Howard Girer and Marie Johns of Carbon County, Pa. for their contributions to the nation’s chemical emergency preparedness programs. They were among 11 award winners nationwide who were recognized during EPA’s tenth Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention conference and award ceremony here on Sept. 22.
EPA’s mid-Atlantic region presents the partnership awards to companies, organizations or individuals who demonstrate exceptional creativity or innovation in state or local chemical emergency preparedness.
As chairperson of the Carbon County’s outreach subcommittee, Johns focuses her efforts on educating children on hazardous materials and their dangers. She has developed local contests and informational calendars that educate the community on preparedness and prevention issues.
Girer, who represents industry on the Carbon County local emergency planning committee, was recognized for developing a orientation guide for new members of the planning committee. Girer spent numerous volunteer hours developing the guide, which has proven to be a valuable resource.
“These awards symbolize a special brand of dedication to environmental health and safety in our local communities,” said W. Michael McCabe, EPA regional administrator.