California ports seeking nominations for Air Quality Awards

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Nominations are now open for the fifth annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards, in which the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will recognize the air pollution-fighting efforts of port-related businesses in the local area. The deadline for CAAP Award nominations is Friday, April 27, at 4 p.m. PT.

Nominations will be accepted for port tenants operating at either port as well as other operators serving the ports (trucking companies, rail operators, shipping lines) that have demonstrated a strong commitment to reducing air pollution during 2011.

Only port tenants and other operators that serve one or both of the local ports are eligible for this program; technology vendors are not eligible. Self-nominations also will be accepted. Awards will be offered in four categories:
• Air Quality Improvement Leadership at the Corporate Level
• Innovative Air Quality Improvement Technologies
• Innovative Operations that Improve Air Quality
• Significant Early Action to Reduce Air Pollutant Emissions
Award recipients will be recognized this summer. For more information on the awards program and the categories, go to