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2O16  SmartWay Excellence Award
EPA  Criteria
  What are the SmartWay
  Excellence Awards?

  The SmartWay Excellence
  Awards are EPA's means to
  recognize Partners that have
  optimized the environmental
  performance and efficiency
  of their freight management
  operations.
The SmartWay Excellence Award program recognizes approximately the top two percent of
partners with superior environmental performance.
      To be eligible for consideration, qualified companies must be partners in good
       standing (i.e., timely and accurate submittal of required data in the 2015 reporting
       cycle for all partner categories and also a timely 201 6 reporting cycle for carriers).
      EPA makes a full review each year of every partner's SmartWay Tool submission to
       assess qualifications for award consideration.
      Semi-finalists in selected partner categories will be contacted to submit an application.
      All Excellence Award finalists will be screened  for any adverse environmental actions
       which may prohibit public recognition for their SmartWay achievements.
      EPA will notify those partners that are selected as Awardees.


Timeline and  Notification
      January: The SmartWay Award process and data review commences EPA
       identifies candidates using data submitted via  the 201 5 SmartWay Tool, from all
       Partner categories.
      February: Shipper, logistics and multi-modal carrier semi-finalists are identified
       and invited to submit supplemental information. (Other carriers do not submit supple-
       mental information).
      April 1,2016: Submission deadline for shipper,  logistics and multi-modal carrier
       semi-finalists supplemental information.
      May: Final reviews and adverse environmental actions screening.
      July: Awardees notification  (no public announcement until fall).
      September/October: Announcement of Award recipients.


Carrier  Criteria
Carrier (barge, rail and most truck sub-category) awardees will be selected based entirely on
environmental performance criteria. Finalists who demonstrate top environmental  performance
based on a 50% CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM weighting of g/ton-mile fleet level result from the
SmartWay Carrier Tool. Exceptions for  truck carriers are noted below.
                Barge
                      Barge carriers are assessed on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx +
                       25% PM g/ton-mile result.
                Rail
                      Rail carriers are assessed on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM
                       g/gross  ton-mile result.
                Truck
                      Drayage carriers are assessed on 25% CO2 + 25% NOx +
                       50% PM g/mile result.
                      Package and Less-than-Truckload carriers are assessed on 50%
                       CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM g/mile result.
                Multi-modal (applies to companies with an actual Multi-modal classified
                       fleet)
                      Package and Less-than-Truckload carriers are assessed on 50%
                       CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM g/mile result. Eligible Multi-modal
                       partners will be invited to submit a semi-finalist application.

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   Awards will be given in carrier categories for truck, barge and rail. There are fourteen truck fleet carrier sub-categories
   which include: TL/Dry Van, Tanker, LTL/Dry Van, Specialized, Refrigerated, Package, Moving, Mixed, Heavy/Bulk, Flatbed,
   Dray, Expedited, Auto Carrier,  and Multi-modal.
          Large Truck Carriers: annual miles traveled are greater than or equal to 1 % of the total miles traveled for
           that category (Multi-modal, greater than or equal to five percent and Package Delivery, at 0.1 percent).
          Medium/Small Truck Carriers: annual miles traveled are less than 1 % of the total miles traveled for that
           category (Multi-modal, less than five percent and Package Delivery at less than 0.1 percent).
          Large Barge Carriers: Greater than or equal to 25 million annual ton-miles.
          Small Barge Carriers:  Fewer than 25 million annual ton-miles.
          Large Rail Carriers: Class I railroads.
          Small Rail Carriers: Class II and Class III railroads.

   Shipper Criteria
   About five percent of SmartWay shipper partners that demonstrate top environmental performance will be selected as semi-
   finalists, as described below, and invited to submit supplemental, qualitative documentation which demonstrates leadership
   efforts important to the Partnership and are in support of strategic SmartWay goals.
          Semi-Finalist Criteria #1: Demonstrate that effectively 98 percent of miles or ton-miles shipped are with
           SmartWay partners, using inputs to the shipper tool, based on actual activity data.
          Semi-Finalist Criteria #2: Demonstrate top  environmental  performance based on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx
           + 25% PM g/ton-mile output from the SmartWay Shipper Tool.
   Awards given in three shipper categories based on relative size of freight operations.
          Large Shipper: Greater than 500 million annual miles shipped.
          Medium Shipper: Between 25 and 500 million annual miles shipped.
          Small Shipper: Fewer than 25 million annual  miles shipped.

   Logistics  Criteria
   About five percent of SmartWay logistics partners that demonstrate top environmental performance will be selected as semi-
   finalists, as described below, and invited to submit supplemental, qualitative documentation which demonstrates leadership
   efforts important to the Partnership and are in support of strategic SmartWay goals.
          Semi-Finalist Criteria #1: Demonstrate that effectively 80 percent of miles or ton-miles shipped are with
           SmartWay partners.
          Semi-Finalist Criteria #2: Demonstrate top  environmental  performance based on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx
           + 25% PM g/ton-mile output from the SmartWay Logistics Tool.
   Awards given in two logistics categories based on size of freight operations.
          Large Logistics: Greater than 200 million annual miles traveled.
          Small Logistics: Fewer than 200 million annual miles traveled.

   Semi-Finalist Evaluation Criteria
   Shipper, logistics and multi-modal carrier semi-finalists may address leadership considerations important to SmartWay
   strategic goals, such as effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, a robust system for
   validating and reporting their SmartWay data, communications and public  outreach. This is a competitive process and
   submittal of the semi-finalist application does not assure award selection.
   Applications will be judged on a point system that evaluates the:
          Clarity and completeness of application responses.
          Quality and substance of summaries and descriptions.
          Evidence, proof or documentation which substantiates submissions.
          Actual achievements and accomplishments, as well as activities, tasks and efforts.

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