26 CITIZEN, INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT GROUPS CITED FOR INNOVATIVE EFFORTS TO CLEAN AIR
FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2000
For their outstanding and innovative efforts in helping clean the nation’s air, 26 local and state governments, industries and citizens groups will receive EPA’s first Clean Air Excellence Awards today in Minnesota. Their accomplishments ranged from cost effective approaches to housing design that reduce energy and minimize overall environmental impact, to a program integrating electric vehicles into the average American’s lifestyle. This new awards program was established at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC), an independent group of advisors established by EPA in 1990 to advise the Agency on implementation of the Act. The CAAAC also picked today’s winners out of 117 entries. The awards ceremony will take place today at The Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, Minn.
The five categories of awards and awardees:
Clean Air Technology
Corning Inc., Corning, N.Y.; City of Portland, Ore.; John Deere and Co. and Design Manufacturing Solutions Inc., Moline, Ill.; Catalytica Combustion Systems Inc., Mountain View, Calif.
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Trenton, N.J.
West Central Florida Air Quality Coordinating Committee, Clearwater, Fla.; Ventura County Air Pollution Control District and Media 360, California; Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, Tucson, Ariz.; National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, Md.; Susquehanna Valley Ozone Action Partnership, Pennsylvania Power & Light and Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster, Pa.Regulatory/Policy Innovations
Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich.; Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Intel Corp., Hillsboro; Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore; Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Western States Petroleum Assoc., Arco, Chevron, Equilon’s Puget Sound Refining Co., Tesoro Northwest, Tosco Refining Co., and U.S. Oil and Refining Co., Seattle
Transportation Efficiency Innovation
City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Department
Thomas W. Zosel Outstanding Achievement Award
Michael P. Walsh, Consultant
For further technical information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/oar, then click on “CAAAC,” or phone Paul Rasmussen of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation at 202-564-1306.
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