Clean Air Excellence Awards
Regulatory/Policy Innovations Award
Seaport Air Quality Program
Port of Seattle, WA
The Port of Seattle is successfully reducing maritime-related emissions through collaboration with the maritime industry, regulatory agencies and the community. Using the 2005 Puget Sound Maritime Air Emissions Inventory as a baseline, the Port of Seattle partnered with the Port of Tacoma, Port Metro Vancouver and several regulatory agencies to develop the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy in 2007. The Strategy's objective is to reduce diesel and greenhouse gas emissions in advance of regulatory requirements.
The Regulatory/Policy Innovations Award applies to regulatory or policy initiatives and programs implemented across all levels (state, local, tribal, non-profit, industry, etc.). In addition to the general criteria, the following criteria will be used in assessing each entry:
Regulatory/Policy Innovations Award Criteria
- The regulation or policy encourages actions that go beyond compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- The regulation or policy provides flexibility to the regulated community.
- The development process for the regulation or policy has included a stakeholder (e.g., public) involvement component.
- The regulation or policy has been put into effect.