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DERA Ports Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the DERA Ports Grant recipients.

Five of the DERA ports grant recipients pose with OTAQ Director Chris Grundler following the awards ceremony.

A Collaborative Effort to Improve Port Sustainability

Workshop - Strategies

An audience member asks Dr. Robert Bullard a question about community engagement and environmental justice.

Port Stakeholders Summit:
Advancing More Sustainable Ports

On April, 8, 2014 EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality hosted the Port Stakeholders Summit in Baltimore. The Summit served as a venue for port professionals, experts and stakeholders to address the many opportunities and challenges faced by our nation’s ports and neighboring communities.

Opening Remarks

Kathy Broadwater, Deputy Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration
Shawn Garvin, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 3


Bob Perciasepe - EPA Deputy Administrator

National Conversation on Ports: Insights

Chris Grundler, Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Dennis McLerran, Regional Administrator EPA Region 10

Community Engagement:
Historical Perspectives and the Path Forward

Robert Bullard, Dean, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University

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Strategies for Improving the Environmental Profile of Ports

Moderator: Susan Monteverde, American Association of Port Authorities
Michael S. Derby, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Rick Cameron, Port of Long Beach Presentation Slides (PDF) (23 pp, 1.8MB)
Susan Wierman, Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, Inc. Presentation Slides (PDF) (26 pp, 400K)
William Nurthen, Port of New York/New Jersey

Measuring Port Environmental Performance

Moderator: Elena Craft, Environmental Defense Fund (Moderator)
Lee Kindberg, Maersk Presentation Slides (PDF) (13 pp, 950K)
Haifeng Wang, International Council on Clean Transportation Presentation Slides (PDF) (20 pp, 500K)
Fran Inman, Majestic Realty Presentation Slides (PDF) (10 pp, 100K)
Stephanie Jones Stebbins, Port of Seattle Presentation Slides (PDF) (21 pp, 1.5MB)

Incentivizing Environmental Improvements

Moderator: James Jack, Coalition for Responsible Transportation
Rick Gabrielson, Target Corporation Presentation Slides (PDF) (7 pp, 150K)
Ken Kellaway, RoadONE Intermodal Logistics Presentation Slides (PDF) (23 pp, 150K)
Andy Dillon, Clean Energy Presentation Slides (PDF) (23 pp, 1.2MB)
Antonio Santos, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association Presentation Slides (PDF) (15 pp, 100K)

Port Expansion – Illustrative Case Study

Moderator: Jerry Boese, Ross Strategic Presentation Slides (PDF) (27 pp, 350K)
Sacoby Wilson, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health
Gerry Coyle, Evans Delivery Company Inc.
Erica Holloman, Greater Southeast Development Corporation
Amy Goldsmith, New Jersey Environmental Federation
John Esposito, Ports America
Heather Wood, Virginia Port Authority
Peg Hanna, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Frank Esposito, U.S. Coast Guard

Recap Work Groups Actions and Discussion

Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum

Poster displays provided by:

Baltimore Port Alliance | Diesel Technology Forum | Donaldson Company, Inc. | Foss Maritime | Hug Filtersystems | Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association | Port of Seattle

Executive Steering Committee

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality would like to thank all members of the Executive Steering Committee, whose contributions were essential to the success of the Summit. Members represented the following organizations:

American Association of Port Authorities | Coalition for Responsible Transportation | Diesel Technology Forum | Environmental Defense Fund | International Council on Clean Transportation | Low Country Alliance for Model Communities | Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association | Maryland Port Administration | U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality | U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Justice | U.S. Department of Transportation

Questions about OTAQ Ports activities may be directed to talkaboutports@epa.gov

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