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Michael Braukus
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1979)

Michael Mewhinney
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
(Phone: 650/604-3937)
March 31, 2003
RELEASE : 03-121
NASA Center Honored For Sound Environmental Management
NASA's Ames Research Center (ARC), Moffett Field, Calif. has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to join its National Environmental Performance Track (NEPT) program in recognition of outstanding environmental management practices.

The EPA's NEPT program is a voluntary partnership comprised of public and private organizations that exceed compliance with environmental regulations. NEPT partners are committed to continuous environmental improvements and demonstrate in daily business operations economic prosperity and environmental protection can go hand in hand. The program was launched in June 2000 and has 304 members.

ARC was one of 37 new partners announced by EPA Administrator Christine Whitman and the only NASA field center so honored. "We are delighted to be recognized by the EPA for our environmental management practices at Ames," said Sandy Olliges, Chief of the Environmental Services Division ARC. "This reflects well on Ames' long-standing efforts to protect our environment here at Moffett Field and bodes well for the center's environmental future," he said.,

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