AAPCA Seeks Nominations for 2017 Best Practices in Air Pollution Control


Do you know of ground breaking technology, innovative practices, or exemplary operations in the field of air pollution control? The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) is seeking nominations from public agencies, private entities, and individuals for 2017 best practices in the field. Of particular interest are activities that are directly transferrable to the operation of an air pollution control agency.


How to Nominate?

Anyone can identify and recommend that a certain organization, person, control technology, or operation be identified as a “best practice.” Just fill out the form available on AAPCA’s website to provide the required information for the best practice nomination. The deadline to submit these nominations has been extended to April 17, 2017.


Evaluation Process

The AAPCA Best Practices Committee will evaluate each nomination for a “best practice” on a scale of 0-10. Nominations receiving a score of 9 or higher will be recommended as a “Best Practice”.


Sharing of Information

The purpose of having “best practices” recognition is to transfer information to various parties to expand the best practices to a larger group of people. The sponsor of the best practice will be invited to give a presentation at the 2017 AAPCA Fall Meeting, to be held September 20 - 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, the best practices information will be provided on the public version of the AAPCA website.



Any questions on the process may be directed to the AAPCA Executive Director at cwoods@csg.org or the Chairperson of the AAPCA Best Practices Committee at Robert.Hodanbosi@epa.ohio.gov.


Click here for more information and to submit your nomination today!


Check out presentations from recent awardees below:



National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Exceedance Reports

Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Air Protection Branch (presented by Dr. Byeong-Uk Kim and Dr. James Boylan, Planning and Support Program)

Pollutants of Concern Table Implementation

Kentucky Division for Air Quality (presented by Benjamin Matar, Permit Review Branch)

Standardization of an Engineer's Notebook for Title V Permitting

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division (presented by Lori Bocchino, Title V Program)




Air Protection Branch 101 Training

Karen Hays, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Air Protection Branch



AirCom: Florida Division of Air Resource Management's New Compliance and Enforcement Database and Field Inspection Tool

Justin B. Green, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

FAIR: Florida Air Inspector Reference

Preston McLane, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Promoting Energy Efficiency at Commercial and Industrial Facilities in North Carolina

Adey Olatosi, North Carolina Division of Air Quality