2010 March: National Air Quality Conferences Agenda



AGENDA

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration – State Ballroom Foyer

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit and Poster Set-up – State Ballroom ABC

Optional Training Sessions

A

IR QUALITY FORECASTING, MAPPING, AND MONITORING

STATE BALLROOM DEF

C

OMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY

UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

Use of Short Range Weather Model

Ensembles in Air Quality Forecasts

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Intersection of Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Moderator:

Anne Bogar, Wisconsin Department of Natural

Resources

Brooke Hemming, US EPA, ORD

Sara Terry, US EPA, OAQPS

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BREAK

Getting the Word Out on Greenhouse Gases

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Welcome and Overview of the Training

Bill Ryan, The Pennsylvania State University

Numerical weather prediction models are a vital tool in

the weather forecasting process. As the models continue

to improve, ensembles have been shown to improve the

predictive capabilities of numerical models as well as

provide additional products for forecasters. This course

explores the use of ensembles for air quality forecasting.

A wide range of topics will be covered, beginning with a

basic introduction to ensembles, including how they are

constructed and the basic theory behind them. From there

the course will explore how to access ensemble models,

their display and ultimately instruction on how they

can be integrated into air quality forecasting.

Moderator: Cory Chadwick, Hamilton County Department

of Environmental Services

City of Raleigh’s GHG Inventory

Cindy Holmes, Raleigh, NC

Broward County C3 Challenge

Scott Strauss, Broward County Air Quality Program

The Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels

Amy Dastrup, Salt Lake Valley Health Department

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010

2

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration – State Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Morning Refreshments/Exhibits and Posters – State Ballroom ABC + State Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Daily Forecast Briefing – State Ballroom DEF

Cary Gentry, Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Overview

Phil Dickerson, AIRNow Program Manager, US EPA, OAQPS

Charles Meeker, Mayor of Raleigh

Manly Wilder, Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

NAAQS Update: What’s Coming

Moderator

: Alison Davis, US EPA, OAQPS

Overview:

Lydia Wegman, Director Health and Environmental Impacts Division, US EPA, OAQPS

Monitoring Requirements

: Lew Weinstock, Group Leader, Ambient Air Monitoring Group, US EPA, OAQPS

Q&A Panel

:

Lydia Wegman, US EPA, OAQPS

Lew Weinstock, US EPA, OAQPS

Scott Mathias, Associate Director, Air Quality Policy Division, US EPA, OAQPS

Susan Stone, Ambient Standards Group, US EPA, OAQPS

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BREAK

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Media Panel: What Does It Take To Get Air Quality Stories To Run?

Moderator: Tom Mather, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist, WRAL-TV, Raleigh

Lee Ringer, Meteorologist, News 14 Carolina

Richard Stradling, Deputy Metro Editor, The News & Observer, Raleigh

Jack Betts, Columnist, The Charlotte Observer

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH (on your own)

A

IR QUALITY FORECASTING, MAPPING, AND MONITORING

STATE BALLROOM DEF

C

OMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY

UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

Cross-Cutting Issues for Forecasting and Monitoring

1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.

Communicating the NAAQS Revisions and Other Issues:

A Roundtable Discussion

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Moderator:

John White, US EPA OAQPS

2009: A Year of AIRNow Changes and Milestones

Alan Chan, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Forecasting Short Term Unhealthy Air Quality Using the

3-Hour Multipollutant AQHI Method for Mountain Valley

Locations

Daniel Riley, Vermont Air Pollution Control

The Importance of Meteorological Data in Exceptional

Events Analysis

Paul Roberts, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Assessing PM

2.5 Background Levels and Local Add-On

Bryan Lambeth, Texas Commission on Environmental

Quality

Moderator:

Jamie Arno, Sacramento Metropolitan Air

Quality Management District

How Can We Communicate a Seasonal Ozone

Standard (W126)?

Victoria Sandiford, EPA, OAQPS

David Mintz, US EPA, OAQPS

Jackie Ashley, US EPA, OAQPS

Alison Davis, US EPA, OAQPS

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

BREAK

TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010 – OPENING PLENARY – STATE BALLROOM DEF

3

A

IR QUALITY FORECASTING, MAPPING, AND MONITORING

STATE BALLROOM DEF

C

OMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY

UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

Cross-Cutting Issues (continued)

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Environmental Justice

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Moderator:

Cary Gentry, Forsyth County Environmental

Affairs Department

Implementing a Continuous PM

2.5 Federal Equivalent

Method (FEM) for NAAQS Comparisons and AQI Reporting

In The Missouri Ambient Air Monitoring Network

Stephen Hall, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Finding That Elusive Pot of Gold-How to Network Your Shelter

Jennifer Bradley, Polk County-Air Quality

The City of Houston’s Mobile Ambient Air Monitoring Lab:

A Look Back and the View Ahead

James Rhubottom, City of Houston Health and Human Services

The What, Where, When and Why of Wintertime Ozone

Formation – Results of the 2009 Wyoming Ozone

Technical Forum

Robert Baxter, T&B Systems

Moderator: Donna Rogers, US EPA, OAQPS

Laura McKelvey, EPA Community and Tribal Programs

Exploring Impactful Ways to Share Information Collected

in an Environmental Justice Community

Erik Saganic and Amy Warren, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cash Bar Reception/Exhibit and Poster Session – State Ballroom ABC + State Ballroom Foyer

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration – State Ballroom Foyer

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Morning Refreshments/ Exhibits and Posters – State Ballroom ABC +State Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Daily Forecast Briefing – University Ballroom

Daniel Salkovitz, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Data and Information Access Update

David Mintz, US EPA, OAQPS

A

IR QUALITY FORECASTING, MAPPING, AND MONITORING

STATE BALLROOM DEF

C

OMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY

UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

Techniques in Air Quality Forecasting and Reporting

in Countries Outside the United States

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

One Year Later – USA Today and Air Toxics

Monitoring Near Schools

8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Moderator:

Anne McWilliams, US EPA, Region 1

Building an Air Quality Program in Central America

Amy Huff, Battelle Memorial Institute

Air Quality Forecasting Over Italy for the Web Service

Lamiarria.it

Attilio Poli, Take Air Srl, Rome, Italy

Techniques in Air Quality Forecasting and Notification in

Shanghai, China

Yusen Duan, Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center

ESIP and the Air Quality Community of Practice

Stefan Falke, Northrop Grumman and Washington University

Moderator:

Jean Kelly, Louisiana Department of

Environmental Quality

Monitoring Air Toxics Near Michigan Schools

Laura DeGuire, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

and Environment

The North Charleston Experience

Scott Reynolds, South Carolina Department of Health and

Environmental Control

Toxics and Transparency: Communications Challenges in

the Schools Air Toxics Monitoring Initiative

Alison Davis, US EPA, OAQPS

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

BREAK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010

4

A

IR QUALITY FORECASTING, MAPPING, AND MONITORING

STATE BALLROOM DEF

C

OMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY AND

C

OMMUNITIES IN MOTION

UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

Air Quality Forecast Modeling

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Show Us What You’ve Got!

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Moderator:

George Bridgers, North Carolina Department of

Environment and Natural Resources

National Air Quality Forecasting Capability: Performance,

Recent Updates and Plans

Ivanka Stajner, Noblis Inc. / NOAA NWS

National Air Quality Forecasting Capability: Developing

Extensions for Ozone Predictions to Alaska and Hawaii

Jianping Huang, Scientific Applications International

Corporation

An Overview and Evaluation of the Real-Time Air Quality

Forecasting at NCDAQ

Nick Witcraft, North Carolina Division of Air Quality

Domestic and International Advances in Numerical Air

Quality Prediction at Baron Advanced Meteorological

Systems

John McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems

AQMOS: Air Quality Model Output Statistics

Clinton MacDonald, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Moderators:

Roberta Burnes, Kentucky Department for

Environmental Protection

Want Clean Air?

Tom Mather, North Carolina Department of Environment

and Natural Resources

Enviroflash! What’s New in 2010

Jessica Johnson, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Don’t Drive Day

Megan Green, Mecklenburg County Air Quality

Keeping Air Quality “Fresh”

Frank Mongioi and Jessica Horne, ICF International

Sustainable Growth

Laura Loges, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

The “Going Places” Initiative

Martin Kim, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

Take the CAR Out of Your CARBON Footprint

Mary Byrd, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

EPA’s Burnwise Education Program

Larry Brockman and Kristen Bremer, US EPA, OAQPS

Nebraska’s AIR DVD

Melissa Ellis, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Hands on Opportunities for Learning

Jeanne Chandler, West Virginia Department of Environmental

Protection

EPA’s Training Activities

Eric Crump, US EPA, OAQPS

AIRNOW Mobile: IPhone Application

Brad Johns, US EPA, OAQPS

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Air Quality Monitoring by Citizens: What’s Happening Now and a Glimpse Into the Future

Moderator: Alison Davis, US EPA, OAQPS

Introduction

Tim Dye, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Talking the Talk: Empowering Residents with the Language of Data

Brian Beveridge, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

Global Ozone (GO3) Project for High School Students

John Birks, 2B Technologies, Inc.

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Meaning through Community Science

Greg Niemeyer, Aclima, Inc./University of California-Berkeley and Davida Herzl, Aclima Inc.

Panel Discussion

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010 – PLENARY – STATE BALLROOM DEF

5

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Health Effects of Air Pollution

David B. Peden, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Cory Chadwick, Director, Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services and

Co-Chair NACAA Public Education and Communications Committee

Partner of the Year and Enviroflash Awards Presentation

Steve Page, Director, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, US EPA

Phil Dickerson, AIRNow Program Manager, US EPA, OAQPS

5:15 p.m.

ADJOURN

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration – State Ballroom Foyer

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Morning Refreshments/ Exhibits and Posters – State Ballroom ABC + State Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Daily Forecast Briefing – State Ballroom DEF

George Bridgers, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

A

IR QUALITY FORECASTING, MAPPING, AND MONITORING

STATE BALLROOM DEF

C

OMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY

UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

Use of Remote Sensing for Air Quality Forecasting

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Communicating with Different Audiences

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Moderator:

Mike Goldstein, Memphis and Shelby

County Health Department

Air Quality Plume Detection and Monitoring Using UAV’s

and Unmanned Rotorcraft

John Kosmatka and Chad Foerster, Department of

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of

California, San Diego

Unique Approach to Measuring Boundary Layer Structures

Using a Common Lidar Ceilometer

Frank DeFina, Vaisala

GOES-R, Glory, and NPP: the Next Generation of Satellite

Products for Air Quality Forecasters

Amy Huff, Battelle Memorial Institute

QA Protocol/Handbook: Optical Remote Sensing

Dennis Mikel, US EPA, OAQPS

Measurements of the Urban and Suburban CO

2 Vertical

Profile with an Airborne Electro-Optical Device

Massimiliano Lega, DiSAm – Dipartimento di Scienze per

l’Ambiente – University of Naples PARTHENOPE (Italy)

Moderator:

Melissa Ellis, Nebraska Department of

Environmental Quality

Outreach to Other Public Agencies

Dan Nelson, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency

Making Air Quality a Commodity: LaMiaAria.it

Attilio Poli, Take Air Srl, Rome, Italy

Focusing Research and Leveraging Partnerships in

Wood-Stove Change Out Programs

Amy Warren, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and

Erika Schmidt, Frause

AIRNow Web Services – Data to Go!

Steve Ludewig, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

EXHIBITS AND POSTER TEAR-DOWN

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

6

A

IR QUALITY FORECASTING, MAPPING, AND MONITORING

STATE BALLROOM DEF

C

OMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY

UNIVERSITY BALLROOM

Data Analysis in Support of Air Quality Forecasting

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Reducing Emissions from Mobile Sources

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Moderator:

Lorelei Elkins, Triad Air Awareness

GRADE +: A Local Solution to a Local Problem

Leslie Rhodes, Mecklenburg County Air Quality

Transportation Update – Air Quality and GHG Initiatives

Justin Cohen, US EPA, OTAQ and Lori Stewart, US EPA, OTAQ

Innovative Finances

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Moderator:

Kevin Durkee, South Coast Air Quality

Management District

Using AERMOD to Characterize Air Pollution Exposure in

Communities Surrounding Point-Source Emission Sources

James Clark, SWAPE

Air Pollution Benefits of Forecast-Based Residential Wood

Burning Bans

Clinton MacDonald, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Air Quality Cycle Re-examined: Shifting of the Bermuda

High and Changes in Regional Ozone Patterns

Duc Nguyen, Maryland Department of the Environment

Characterization of a Year of Near-Road NO

2

Measurements in Las Vegas, Nevada

Paul Roberts, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Moderator:

Lorelei Elkins, Triad Air Awareness

Larry Brockman, US EPA, OAQPS

Noon

CONFERENCE ADJOURNS1:30 p.m. – OPTIONAL AFTERNOON FIELD TRIPS

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