Please join us on Wednesday, June 21st from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST for the FHWA’s Talking Freight webinar on EPA’s Ports Initiative. This webinar will provide an overview of EPA’s Ports Initiative and an update on two efforts underway to help build technical tools to ensure smart infrastructure investments and to promote port-community collaboration to prioritize and advance clean air projects.

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Speakers, Affiliations, and Topics

Overview of EPA’s Ports Initiative
This presentation will provide an overview of EPA’s Ports Initiative.


  • Sarah Froman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Ports Initiative Workgroup Recommendations
This presentation will provide background on the September 2016 recommendations from the Ports Initiative Workgroup under EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.


  • Lee Kindberg, Maersk Line


Addressing Air Pollution at Ports – The Port Authority Perspective
This presentation will describe opportunities and challenges for port authorities as they work to address air pollution and how EPA’s Ports Initiative can support their efforts.


  • Susan Monteverde, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)


Partnership with Port Everglades to Improve Port Emissions Analysis
This presentation will describe EPA’s partnership with Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades to develop a baseline emissions inventory and analyze emissions reduction strategies.  The partnership will also inform EPA’s development of methods, lessons learned, and practical examples that can be shared with other ports, related agencies, and stakeholders.


  • Erik Neugaard, Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, FL)


Partnership in New Orleans to Promote Collaborative Community-Port Decision-Making
This presentation will provide an overview of a pilot project with the Port of New Orleans and local community organizations to improve community and port engagement. EPA’s collaboratively-developed draft capacity building tools will be utilized and refined to assess local conditions, support partnership building, and enhance capacity for ports and nearby communities to interact effectively and collaborate on environmental solutions.


  • Amelia Pellegrin, Port of New Orleans

You may register for the webinar here.

Please note that due to the timing of this webinar, the SEDC Call scheduled for Wednesday, June 21st has been cancelled.


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