[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 137 (Friday, July 17, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17626]



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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9930-82-OAR]


Request for Nominations for the 2016 Clean Air Excellence Awards 
Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for nominations for Clean Air Excellence Awards.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the competition for the 2016 Clean Air 
Excellence Awards Program. EPA established the Clean Air Excellence 
Awards Program in February 2000 to recognize outstanding and innovative 
efforts that support progress in achieving clean air.

DATES: All submissions of entries for the Clean Air Excellence Awards 
Program must be postmarked by September 11, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information on this awards 
program, including the entry form, can be found on EPA's Clean Air Act 
Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Web site: http://epa.gov/air/cleanairawards/index.html. Any member of the public who wants further information may 
contact Ms. Catrice Jefferson, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA by 
telephone at (202) 564-1668 or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Awards Program Notice: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 
7403(a)(1) and (2) and sections 103(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA), notice is hereby given that the EPA's Office of Air and 
Radiation (OAR) announces the opening of competition for the 2016 Clean 
Air Excellence Awards Program (CAEAP). The intent of the program is to 
recognize and honor outstanding, innovative efforts that help to make 
progress in achieving cleaner air. The CAEAP is open to both public and 
private entities. Entries are limited to efforts related to air quality 
in the United States. There are five general award categories: (1) 
Clean Air Technology; (2) Community Action; (3) Education/Outreach; (4) 
Regulatory/Policy Innovations; and (5) Transportation Efficiency 
Innovations. There are also two special awards categories: (1) Thomas 
W. Zosel Outstanding Individual Achievement Award; and (2) Gregg Cooke 
Visionary Program Award. Awards are given periodically and are for 
recognition only.
    Entry Requirements: All applicants are asked to submit their entry 
on a CAEAP entry form, contained in the CAEAP Entry Package, which may 
be obtained from the CAAAC Web site at http://www.epa.gov/air/cleanairawards/entry.html. Applicants can also contact Ms. Catrice 
Jefferson, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA by telephone at (202) 
564-1668 or by email at [email protected]. The entry form is a 
simple, three-part form asking for general information on the 
applicant; a narrative description of the project; and three (3) 
independent references for the proposed entry. Applicants should also 
submit additional supporting documentation as necessary. Specific 
directions and information on filing an entry form are included in the 
Entry Package.
    Judging and Award Criteria: EPA staff will use a screening process, 
with input from outside subject experts, as needed. Members of the 
CAAAC will provide advice to EPA on the entries. The EPA Assistant 
Administrator for Air and Radiation will make the final award 
decisions. Entries will be judged using both general criteria and 
criteria specific to each individual category. These criteria are 
listed in the 2016 Entry Package.

    Dated July 1, 2015.
Catrice Jefferson,
Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2015-17626 Filed 7-16-15; 8:45 am]
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