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2020 Clean Air Excellence Awards

EPA is now accepting applications for the 2020 Clean Air Excellence Awards. The application guidelines and entry form can be found at EPA senior officials will present the awards at a celebration in late 2020 in Washington, DC (date to be determined).  
Applications are due by July 31, 2020.  
The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) established this awards program in 2000 at the recommendation of the CAAAC.  Through this program, OAR recognizes and honors individuals and organizations whose efforts have helped make progress in achieving cleaner air.  The award recipients are selected for developing innovative, replicable, and sustainable programs; serving as pioneers in their fields; and improving air quality either directly or indirectly through reduced emissions of criteria pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and/or greenhouse gases.  
The five awards categories are: (1) Clean Air Technology; (2) Community Action; (3) Education/Outreach (4) State/Tribal/Local Air Quality Policy Innovations; and (5) Transportation Efficiency Innovations.
In addition to these five award categories, the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program includes two special awards: (1) the Gregg Cooke Visionary Program Award, honoring former EPA Regional Administrator Gregg Cooke, is given to the air quality project or program that successfully blends two or more of the five award categories; and (2) the Thomas W. Zosel Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, honoring a former member of the CAAAC and environmental leader at 3M, recognizes one individual for their outstanding achievement, leadership, and lasting commitment to promote clean air and achieve better air quality.
If you have any questions, please contact Catrice Jefferson at or (202) 564-1668.

Saturday, August 1, 2020