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Air Quality Department Award Application Period Extended

Air Quality Department is extending the deadline to apply for the Air Quality Conference awards to Nov. 5, 2014. Due a technical glitch, many prospective recipients did not receive the original award nomination request for submission.

The awards will be presented during the 2014 Air Quality Conference Dec. 4, 2014. Awards will be based on performance through calendar year 2013. Several awards will be presented to those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable contributions in protecting and enhancing the air quality in Maricopa County. The winners will be recognized at the conference.

Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.


The competition is open to all companies, organizations, individuals, and governmental agencies with operations located in Maricopa County.

Award Categories

Air Pollution Reduction and Compliance: This award is designed for sources that have demonstrated a dramatic reduction of emissions through voluntary efforts and have demonstrated continued compliance.

Governmental Agency Excellence in Air Pollution Reduction Efforts: This award is designed for a governmental agency that has successfully addressed an air quality issue that has resulted in compliance beyond current requirements within their organization

Exceptional Public Education/Outreach Program: This award is designed for any organization, company, or individual that has developed an extraordinary effective outreach program regarding air quality awareness.

Exceptional Performance Award: This award is designed to be the pinnacle of this awards program. Any company, organization, government, or individual that has demonstrated outstanding efforts in air quality awareness, technology, or method that has resulted in a dramatic reduction of emissions is eligible.

For more information and application requirements please visit our webpage, or contact Bob Huhn (602) 372-6440 or

If interested in attending the Annual Air Quality Conference co-hosted by the Arizona Manufacturers Council and the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, please register online:


About Maricopa County Air Quality Department


The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is a regulatory agency whose goal is to ensure federal clean air standards are achieved and maintained for the residents and visitors of Maricopa County. The department is governed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and follows air quality standards set forth by the federal Clean Air Act.


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