AAPCA Seeks Nominations for 2019 Best Practices in Air Pollution Control


Do you know of groundbreaking 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 2019 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, 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 19, 2019.


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 2019 AAPCA Fall Business Meeting, to be held August 26 to 28 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 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!



Check out presentations from recent awardees below:



Georgia State Implementation Plan Processing Procedures
Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Air Protection Branch (presented by Dr. James Boylan)
Toxicity Factors Database
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (presented by Dr. Tracie Phillips)
Inventory, Monitoring, Permitting, and Compliance Tracking (IMPACT) Web-based Data System
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division (presented by Adam Deppe)



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