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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice; announcement of EPA's 2000 National Wastewater Management Excellence Awards Presentation at the Water Environment Federation's annual conference.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Environmental Protection will recognize municipalities and industries for outstanding and innovative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs at the annual National Wastewater Management Excellence Awards ceremony during the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) annual conference in Anaheim, California. We are recognizing projects or programs in operations and maintenance, beneficial use of biosolids, pretreatment, storm water management and combined sewer overflow controls. This action also announces the 2000 national awards winners.

DATES:

Monday, October 16, 2000, 11:30 am to 1 pm.

ADDRESSES:

The National awards presentation ceremony will be held at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, California.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Maria E. Campbell at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management, Municipal Assistance Branch, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (4204), Washington, DC 20460, (202) 260-5815, or campbell.maria@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The National Wastewater Management Excellence Awards program is authorized under section 501 (a) and (e) of the Clean Water Act. The awards program provides national recognition and encourages public support of programs aimed at protecting the public's health and safety and the nation's water quality. State water pollution control agencies and EPA regional offices make recommendations to headquarters for the national awards. Programs being recognized are in Start Printed Page 57809compliance with applicable water quality requirements and have a satisfactory record with respect to environmental quality. Municipalities and industries are recognized for their demonstrated achievements through the following:

(1) Outstanding operations and maintenance practices at publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities;

(2) Exemplary biosolids operating projects, technology development, research and public acceptance efforts;

(3) Municipal implementation and enforcement of local pretreatment programs;

(4) Implementing outstanding, innovative, and cost-effective storm water control; and,

(5) Combined sewer overflow control programs. Winners and categories for the EPA's 2000 National Wastewater Management Excellence Awards program are as follows:

Category
Operations and Maintenance Awards
First Place:
San Jose/Santa Clara WPCP, San Jose, CaliforniaLarge Advanced Category.
Plum Creek Wastewater Authority, Plant No. 1, Castle Rock, ColoradoMedium Advanced Category.
Village of Sherman WWTP, Sherman, New YorkSmall Advanced Category.
Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility, City of Lowell, MassachusettsLarge Secondary Category.
Cape May Regional WWTF, Cape May Point, New JerseyMedium Secondary Category.
Dodge City WWTF, City of Dodge City, KansasLarge Non-Discharging Category.
Vienna Land Application System, Vienna, GeorgiaSmall Non-Discharging Category.
City of Waldo WWTF, Waldo, FloridaMost Improved Plant.
Edward M. Toby, University of Florida TREEO Center, Section 104(g) Trainer for the City of Waldo WWTF
Second Place:
President Street WPCP, Savannah, GeorgiaLarge Advanced Category.
Zeeland WWTP, City of Zeeland, MichiganMedium Advanced Category.
South Henry Regional Sewer District, Lewisville, IndianaSmall Advanced Category.
Encina Wastewater Authority, Carlsbad, CaliforniaLarge Secondary Category.
Richland WWTF, Richland, WashingtonMedium Secondary Category.
North City Water Reclamation Plant, San Diego, CaliforniaLarge Non-Discharging Category.
Farmington Municipal WWTP (West), Farmington, MissouriMost Improved Plant.
Michael Jefferson, Crowder College, Neosho, Missouri, Section 104(g) Trainer for Farmington WWTP (West)
Beneficial Use of Biosolids Awards
First Place:
Merco Joint Venture, Limited Liability CompanyLarge Operating Projects.
City of New York Department of Environmental Protection
City of Sierra Blanca, Texas
Texas Tech University
Lexington Regional WWTP Compost Facility, Lexington, North CarolinaSmall Operating Projects.
International/Poland Research Project, coordinated by EPA Region IIIResearch Activities.
City of Wyoming Clean Water Plant, Wyoming, MichiganPublic Acceptance (Municipal).
Second Place:
Unified Sewerage Agency, Washington County, OregonLarge Operating Projects.
DeKalb County Public Works Water and Sewer-Pole Bridge Creek AST Facility, DeKalb County, GeorgiaSmall Operating Projects.
Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority, Greenville, South CarolinaPublic Acceptance (Municipal).
Honorable mention:
Water Works and Sanitary Board, City of Montgomery, AlabamaLarge Operating Projects.
Beltona Land Reclamation Program, Jefferson County Commission Environmental Services Dept., Birmingham, AlabamaLarge Operating Projects.
Norman H. Larkins WPCF, City of Clinton, North CarolinaSmall Operating Projects.
Special award:
BioCycle, Journal of Composting and Recycling, Emmaus, PennsylvaniaFor Outstanding Journalistic Efforts to Promote Sound Science and Good Practices for Composting and Recycling of Biosolids and Other Organic Residuals.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Cleveland, OhioFor Optimal Use of a Waste Heat Boiler Recovery System During Incineration.
Pretreatment Awards
First Place:
City of Greeley, Colorado0-25 Significant Industrial Users (SIUs).
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Denver, Colorado26-100 SIUs.
City of Fort Worth, TexasGreater than 100 SIUs.
Second Place:
City of Annapolis, Maryland0-25 SIUs.
City of Wyoming, Michigan26-100 SIUs.
Orange County Sanitation District, Fountain Valley, CaliforniaGreater than 100 SIUs.
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Storm Water Management Awards
First Place:
Brevard County Surface Water Improvement Viera, FloridaMunicipal.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.Industrial.
Combined Sewer Overflow Control Awards
First Place:
CSO Abatement Program, City of Saco, Maine
Second Place:
CSO Remediation Program, Corvallis, Oregon
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Dated: September 15, 2000.

Michael B. Cook,

Director, Office of Wastewater Management.

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