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Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta

Release Date: 08/03/2012
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) Seventh Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta on August 7-8, 2012. 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 “Amplifying the Reach of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative” and will focus on nationally and regionally significant diesel emissions issues related to freight, public fleets and nonroad focus 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 August 7, this year’s winners of the SEDC Annual Leadership awards will be announced and recognized. The winners include: Staples Inc. (Industry Award); the Alabama Department of Transportation (Community Award) and the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition (Visionary Award). The SEDC workshop, the “Freight Growth and Livable Communities Summit,” will be held on August 6.


What: Southeast Diesel Collaborative Seventh Annual Partners Meeting

When: August 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Freight Growth and Livable Communities Summit
August 7, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., SEDC Leadership Awards at 11:30 a.m.
August 8, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

      4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
      Atlanta, GA 30346
(770) 395-7700

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.