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Request for Research Applications to Model Future Air Pollution Distribution

Release Date: 10/31/2003
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Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819 /

(10/31/03) Air pollution emissions in the next 50 years will be influenced by regional development patterns, demographics, changes in economic production and delivery of services, and technological advances. EPA is accepting research applications for new models because the current tools for estimating emissions are not capable of projecting long-term changes (25 to 50 years). EPA is particularly interested in understanding how these changes in pollutant emissions relate to the formation of ground-level ozone and particulate matter. It is expected that regional development patterns - - new housing, roads, commercial development and mass transit systems - - will affect the amount and distribution of air pollution emissions from mobile sources. Similarly, patterns of land development will change the levels of emissions from stationary air pollution sources, such as power plants and factories. These grants are being awarded through the EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. Academic institutions, non- profit organizations and tribal, state and local governments are eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting grant proposals is Feb. 5, 2004. For more information, go to: and the STAR program at: .