Environmental Protection Agency Awards Program

B-286604: Mar 9, 2001

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This document discusses our legal opinion regarding several issues relating to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Excellence Awards Program. Concerns revolve around two central questions: EPA's authority to establish the awards program and the propriety under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee's participation in the new awards program.

We conclude that the creation and implementation of the Clean Air Excellence Awards Program is within the parameters of EPA's broad statutory authority. However, the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee's elimination of finalists for awards violates the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

  • A-P-T Research, Inc.
    We deny the protest in part and dismiss the protest in part.
    B-414825,B-414825.2

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

  • HBI-GF, JV
    We deny the protest.
    B-415036
  • Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it raises a matter of contract administration over which we do not exercise jurisdiction.
    B-414410.4

Nov 15, 2017

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