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Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC)

Clean Air Excellence Awards Ceremony Booklet

The Clean Air Excellence Awards Program is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation. The program was suggested by the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC), a senior-level federal advisory committee that provides advice to the EPA on Clean Air Act issues and the Awards Program.

The Awards Program, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes and honors both individuals and organizations that have undertaken the risks of innovation, served as pioneers in their fields, advanced public understanding of air pollution, and improved air quality. Each award recipient has either directly or indirectly reduced emissions of criteria pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and/or greenhouse gases.

The award recipients are chosen through a multi-step judging process. The EPA staff conduct an initial technical screening of all applications. Selected entries are then reviewed by a CAAAC task force, which provides advice to the EPA on the candidates’ programs. The EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance then provides additional comments on entries. The EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation makes the final award determinations.

You can learn more about the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program on the CAAAC web site.

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