State Award Only - not eligible at the Local Section level
Since 1971, the Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention, and Stormwater (P3S) Committee of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) has been recognizing the achievement of high performing industrial users with an annual Facility of the Year (FOTY) Awards program. The FOTY Awards are given to industrial users with significant accomplishments in the areas of industrial process wastewater pretreatment technology, material recycling, waste minimization, pollution prevention practices or stormwater runoff control programs. The FOTY Awards are presented annually at the FOTY Awards Luncheon scheduled during the P3S Annual Conference on February 11-13, 2019 in Monterey. The names of the winners are also announced at the awards luncheon at the CWEA Annual Conference in April 9-12, 2019 in Palm Springs.
The purpose of the FOTY Awards is to create incentive on the part of industrial users to take proactive steps to meet environmental pollution control standards. The FOTY Awards provide an opportunity for CWEA members to provide positive publicity and recognition of industrial user efforts and successes with protecting the environment.
The following criteria were approved by the CWEA Board of Directors and may be used for the selection of nominees:
- Must be permitted by a control authority (CA) or otherwise regulated for water-quality.
- Implementation of pollution prevention, waste minimization, water recycling, material recycling, or other source reduction measures.
- Implementation of innovative solutions or technical advances in waste management.
- Implementation of operation and preventative maintenance practices to improve environmental performance.
- Consistent compliance with applicable permit requirements (i.e., operating without violations and/or “citation free” for the past 12 months).
- Demonstration of active community involvement to develop public awareness for environmental protection.
Members of the Northern and Southern California Awards Subcommittees review the nominations and may select the semi-finalists. The Subcommittees may conduct a site visit of each of the semi-finalists. The semi-finalists are selected so as to represent a variety of types of industries located in a variety of control authorities throughout the state that best satisfy the FOTY Award’s criteria.
A total of four FOTY Awards may be given each year. The FOTY Award categories are “Large Industry” and “Small Industry” from both Northern and Southern California. An engraved plaque will be presented to the winning industries. Runners-up in each of the categories may be presented with a Certificate of Merit (COM).
Nominations for the FOTY Awards may be submitted by sanitation districts, publicly owned treatment works, municipalities, consultants, trade associations, or industries. Nominations can be submitted using the attached FOTY Award Nomination Form or through the CWEA Awards website: http://cwea.org/awards. Nomination forms can also be located at the P3S Committee’s website: http://p3s.cwea.org/.
Nominations for 2018 FOTY Awards are requested to be submitted by November 16, 2018 in order to be eligible for the selection process. The subcommittee chairs may grant extensions to this deadline.
The information requested on this form should be filled in as completely as possible either online (click the Apply button below) or as a printed form. Use additional sheets where necessary. If filling out the paper form, return the form to the appropriate Awards Subcommittee Chair for either Northern or Southern California no later than November 16, 2018. If no extension is granted, nominations received after the due date may be held for next year’s award cycle. If you have any questions, please contact either:
Mr. Casey Fitzgerald
CWEA P3S Committee
FOTY Awards Subcommittee-North
City of San Jose Environmental Services Dept.
200 East Santa Clara Street, 7th
Floor San Jose, CA 95113
408-793-5378 – Office
408-209-6116 – Mobile
Mr. Stephen Sealy
CWEA P3S Committee
FOTY Awards Subcommittee-South
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
1955 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
562-908-4288 ext. 6613 or 3530 – Office
562-822-1666 – Mobile