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Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta

Release Date: 09/16/2014
Contact Information: Jason McDonald, (404) 562-9203 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main)

(09/16/14) ATLANTA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join a consortium of federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry to hold the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) Ninth Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta on September 23-24, 2014. The SEDC will also host a preconference workshop on September 22nd which will focus on Successful Communication and Outreach strategies. The SEDC is a public-private partnership composed of stakeholders from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The goal of the collaborative is to improve air quality and public health by reducing emissions from existing diesel engines. The conference theme is “Communicating Change: Clean Diesel in the Community” and will focus on reducing diesel emissions. Topics also include: strategies employed in rural and urban communities; projects and funding; outreach and collaboration; renewable and alternative fueling for diesel engines; reducing emissions at industrial and shipping centers; and up and coming technologies.

On September 23rd, this year’s winners of the SEDC Annual Leadership awards will be announced and recognized.

What: Southeast Diesel Collaborative Eighth Annual Partners Meeting

When: September 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

      September 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., SEDC Leadership Awards at 9:30 a.m.
      September 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Where: Buckhead Doubletree Hotel
      3342 Peachtree Rd NE
      Atlanta, GA 30326

How: Registration at There is no registration fee to attend.

About the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC)
Organized in early 2006 by EPA Region 4, the Southeast Diesel Collaborative has enjoyed unprecedented success in bringing together leaders from federal, state and local governments, non-government organizations, industry, and academia to reduce diesel engine emissions across the eight southeastern states. Focused on promoting energy independence, a cleaner environment and growing, sustainable economies, this partnership offers wide ranging health and economic benefits across a broad range of sectors.

The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is part of EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, a program combining regulatory measures with voluntary initiatives to reduce the pollution emitted from diesel engines across the country. Visit the Southeast Diesel Collaborative website at:

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And on Twitter: @USEPASoutheast