AAPCA Seeks Nominations for 2021 Best Practices in Air Pollution Control

Do you know of innovative practices or exemplary operations in the field of air pollution control that helped your agency throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? Are there changes that have been implemented that you plan to continue after the pandemic is over?

The Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) is seeking nominations from public agencies for 2021 best practices in the field. Of particular interest are activities that were implemented during the pandemic but will remain in effect long term. Of particular interest are activities and programs that are transferable to other agencies.  

Important – 2021 Best Practices COVID-19 Update

For 2021 Best Practices, AAPCA is focusing on COVID-19 impacts on our member agencies. The project you submit should be one that was implemented due to the impacts of COVID-19 AND one that your agencies plans to continue even after the pandemic has ended. In this way, the ratings criteria are the same as in year’s past with consideration given to projects that are sustainable (long-term) and transferable (to other agencies).

How to Nominate

Anyone can identify and recommend that a certain organization, 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 nominations has been extended to April 23, 2021.

Evaluation Process

AAPCA’s Best Practices Committee will evaluate each nomination for a “best practice” on a scale of 0 – 100. Nominations receiving a score of 90 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 2021 AAPCA Fall Business Meeting, tentatively scheduled for September 22 – 24 in Raleigh, North Carolina, or virtually. 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 jsloan@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!