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Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta

Release Date: 09/12/2013
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join a consortium of federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry to hold the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) Eighth Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta on September 17-18, 2013. The SEDC will also host a preconference workshop on September 16th which will focus on Planning for the Future of Freight Movement in the Southeast. The SEDC is a public-private partnership composed of stakeholders from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The goal of the collaborative is to improve air quality and public health by reducing emissions from existing diesel engines. The conference theme is “Reconnecting Our Past and Present to Fuel our Future” and will focus on nationally and regionally significant diesel emissions issues related to freight, public fleets and nonroad areas. Topics also include: innovative strategies, projects, and funding; outreach and collaboration; renewable and alternative fueling for diesel engines; and future clean diesel opportunities and funding.

On September 17th, this year’s winners of the SEDC Annual Leadership awards will be announced and recognized.

What: Southeast Diesel Collaborative Eighth Annual Partners Meeting

When: September 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Freight Movement in the Southeast
September 17, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., SEDC Leadership Awards at 9:30 a.m.
September 18, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn Atlanta Capital Conference Center

      450 Capital Avenue
      Atlanta, GA 30312

How: Registration at www.southeastdiesel.org. There is no registration fee to attend.


About the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC)
Organized in early 2006 by EPA Region 4, the Southeast Diesel Collaborative has enjoyed unprecedented success in bringing together leaders from federal, state and local governments, non-government organizations, industry, and academia to reduce diesel engine emissions across the eight southeastern states. Focused on promoting energy independence, a cleaner environment and growing, sustainable economies, this partnership offers wide ranging health and economic benefits across a broad range of sectors.

The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is part of EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, a program combining regulatory measures with voluntary initiatives to reduce the pollution emitted from diesel engines across the country. Visit the Southeast Diesel Collaborative website at: www.southeastdiesel.org.

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