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Release Date: 7/2/2001
Contact Information: Leo Kay, (415)744-2201

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging citizens in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona to nominate a friend, peer or organization for this year's U.S. EPA Environmental Awards Program.  

     The program, now in its third year, seeks to recognize individuals and groups outside of the U.S. EPA who went beyond the call of duty to improve the environment in the year 2000.  Anyone can be nominated, such as scientists, teachers, journalists, citizen activists, young people, organizations, business representatives, public officials and others committed to preserving our natural surroundings.

     Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

          - promotion of innovative ideas, techniques, and/or technologies
          - ability to address an environmental problem or need
   - accomplishment of stated goals
          - ability of the program/activity to be replicated or widely shared
          - collaboration with others
          - clarity and effectiveness of the presentation
          - long term benefits for the environment

     Nomination forms must be filled out and returned to the U.S. EPA Region 9 Office no later than July 27, 2001. An EPA panel will review all of the applications and select this year's finalists by late August. Winners will then be recognized at a ceremony in late September.

     For a copy of the nomination form, contact the Public Information Center at (415) 744-1500 or visit the EPA Region 9 Earth Day Web page at