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Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta

Release Date: 06/20/2008
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – June 20, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a consortium of federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry and research groups at the Southeast Diesel Collaborative Third Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta on June 23-25, 2008. The goal of the conference is to focus on nationally and regionally significant diesel emissions issues; bring experts together to promote clean, renewable fuels and innovative and emerging clean diesel technologies; and discuss strategies for various onroad and nonroad sectors, including construction equipment, marine ports, locomotives and public fleets.


Who: EPA, federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry and research groups

What: Southeast Diesel Collaborative Third Annual Partners Meeting

When: June 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.,
June 24, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.,
June 25, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association’s Diesel Retrofit Workshop and Idle Reduction Technology Workshop

Where: Holiday Inn Select Atlanta
Capital Conference Center
450 Capital Avenue, SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
(404) 591-2000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY

How: Event is free of charge; space is limited


The Southeast Diesel Collaborative 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 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.