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CAAP Awards Nomination

San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP)
Air Quality Excellence Awards
CAAP Award Nomination Application

ELIGIBILITY

Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles tenants, as well as other operators that serve the ports (e.g. shipping lines, trucking companies, rail operators) which have demonstrated during the prior calendar year, a strong committment to reducing air pollutant emissions from port-related sources beyond CAAP-compliance levels are eligible for the CAAP Air Quality Awards Program. Only port tenants and other operators that serve the ports are eligible for this program; technology vendors are not eligible.

AWARD CRITERIA

All awards will be evaluated for efforts conducted during the prior calendar year to improve air quality. The general selection criteria listed below are intended to provide guidance as to the types of information for each category that will be considered when selecting awardees. A wide range of projects and programs are expected to be nominated. Nominations will be judged on a point system. The award selection criteria and the number of points possible are summarized for each category below:

Air Quality Improvement Leadership at the Corporate Level

  • Demonstration of organization commitment to air quality improvements (40 points)
  • Accomplishment of stated goals (15 points)
  • Demonstration of effective collaboration/partnership with staff and project partners to improve air quality (15 points)
  • Clean air program resulted in meaningful change in attitude and actions within the organization (15 points)
  • Corporate leadership promotes sustainability of efforts to reduce air pollution and achieve continued emissions reductions (15 points)

Innovative Air Quality Improvement Technologies

  • Innovation and uniqueness of technology (i.e. equipment, alternative fuels, etc.) to reduce air pollution (25 points)
  • Direct/indirect air pollutant emissions reductions with focus on diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and oxides of sulfur (25 points)
  • Demonstration that the project outcomes were effectively measured and evaluated (15 points)
  • Cost-effectiveness of the project (long-term cost per ton of air emissions reduced) (15 points)
  • Innovative technology can be applied to other similar port sources, or across port source categories (20 points)

Innovative Operations that Improve Air Quality

  • Innovation and uniqueness of operations (i.e. operational efficiency improvements, idle reduction, etc.) to reduce air pollution (40 points)
  • Direct/indirect air pollutant emissions reductions, with focus on diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and oxides of sulfur (25 points)
  • Ability to address an existing air pollution problem or existing need (10 points)
  • Sustainability of positive outcomes (i.e. continued emissions reductions) (15 points)
  • Cost-effectiveness of the project (10 points)

Significant Early Action to Reduce Air Pollutant Emissions

  • Direct/indirect air pollutant emissions reductions with focus on diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and oxides of sulfur (50 points)
  • Level of significance of air quality problem addressed by significant early action (15 points)
  • Applicability to other port sources or categories (i.e. early action can be replicated or implemented by other port operators/organizations) (15 points)
  • Sustainability of positive outcomes (20 points)

Nominations should include detailed information about the candidate's clean air efforts that demonstrate how their project or program meets the criteria listed above. Organizations (from either port) that best meet the above criteria, by consensus of the judging panel, will be selected to receive awards.

NOMINATION SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS

The CAAP Award Nomination Application must consist of the following:

  1. Port CAAP Award Nomination Form
  2. Project/Program Summary

All CAAP Award Nomination Applications are to due to the appropriate port by April 26, 2013, at 4 p.m. Submit one copy of your entry package. The application must not exceed 500 words, including the nomination form, however additional supporting material such as photos or brochures may also be submitted.

The nomination form can be downloaded here. To submit your nomination online, please complete the following form and attach any supporting documents.

Alternatively you can submit your application (nomination form and project/program summary) to the appropriate port contact by mailing or emailing your application to:

Port of Long Beach
Attn: Renee Moilanen
925 Harbor Plaza
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.283.7100
renee.moilanen@polb.com
Port of Los Angeles
Attn: René Spencer
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
310.732.3950
rspencer@portla.org

Applications are due by Friday, April 26, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

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