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March 24, 2015

Dan NickeyDan Nickey, associate director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), has accepted an invitation to serve as a member on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

The committee, established in 1990, is a senior-level policy committee that provides advice to the EPA on air pollution issues and plays a strategic role in assisting the EPA in meeting its mission to protect human health and the environment.

"Dan's experience makes him more than qualified to serve on this committee," said Jim Olson, director of the IWRC. Nickey has managed the Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program since 2001, continually works with businesses throughout Iowa to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act, and serves as the IWRC's liaison with regulatory agencies and associations.

The IWRC has worked with thousands of businesses in all 99 of Iowa's counties providing environmental services, including business assistance, industry training, as well as research and development for more than 25 years. The IWRC's primary focus is providing free, non-regulatory environmental technical assistance to Iowa's small businesses. IWRC environmental specialists are incredibly knowledgeable in topics ranging from storm water to spray painting, and air emissions to environmental regulations. IWRC services are designed to assist Iowa small businesses understand the complexity of environmental regulations, waste reduction and technologies.

"I am honored to be invited to serve on the advisory committee and hope to continue to provide a voice to small businesses regarding air quality issues and regulations," said Nickey. Nickey's two-year term has begun and will continue through March 2017.

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