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K-State Today

June 6, 2018

EPA recognizes K-State's Pollution Prevention Institute

By Mary Rankin

The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization has announced that the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute and its director, Nancy Larson, are recipients of the EPA Administrator's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments of a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community.

Larson received the award May 3 at the EPA Administrator's 28th Annual Small Business Program Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program was established under provisions of Section 507(c) of the U.S. Clean Air Act. The program has been administered for the state of Kansas through the university's Pollution Prevention Institute since 1995. It has assisted thousands of small Kansas business owners, on site and through a hotline, with environmental compliance and pollution prevention.