12th Conference on Air Quality Modeling

October 2-3, 2019, EPA RTP Campus
Research Triangle Park, NC

Final Agenda

Wednesday, (October 2, 2019)
EPA Presentations and Invited Panelist
8:30 - 8:35 AM 12th Modeling Conference Overview and Logistics George Bridgers, OAQPS
8:35 - 8:45 AM Current Status of the Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W to 40 CFR Part 51) and the EPA's Preferred Air Quality Models Tyler Fox, OAQPS
8:45 - 9:00 AM Update on AERMOD White Papers Chris Owen, OAQPS
9:00 - 9:15 AM AERMOD Modeling System v19191 Update Clint Tillerson and James Thurman, OAQPS
9:15 - 10:30 AM

Expert Panel Discussion #1 (Treatment of Low Wind Conditions)

Rick Gillam - EPA Region 4
Bob Paine - AECOM
Akula Venkatram - Univ. of California

Supporting Document: Steven R. Hanna (1983), "Lateral Turbulene Intensity and Plume Meandering During Stable Conditions," Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, Vol. 2, pgs. 1424 - 1430. copyrighted

Moderator: Chris Owen, OAQPS
10:45 - 11:45 AM

Expert Panel Discussion #2 (Overwater Modeling)

Bart Brashers - Ramboll
Holli Ensz - BOEM
Jay McAlpine - EPA Region 10
Akula Venkatram - Univ. of California

Moderator: Clint Tillerson, OAQPS
1:00 - 2:15 PM

Expert Panel Discussion #3 (Mobile Source Modeling)

David Heist - EPA ORD
Michelle Snyder - Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Chris Voigt - VA DOT / AASHTO

Moderator: Chris Owen, OAQPS
2:20 - 3:50 PM

Expert Panel Discussion #4 (Building Downwash)

Steve Perry - EPA ORD
Sergio Guerra - A&WMA PRIME2 Committee
K. Max Zhang - Cornell

Moderator: Clint Tillerson, OAQPS
4:05 - 5:05 PM

Expert Panel Discussion #5 (Prognostic Meteorology)

Bret Anderson - US Forest Service
Bart Brashers - Ramboll
Ashley Mohr - EPA Region 6

Moderator: Chris Misenis, OAQPS
Thursday, (October 3, 2019)
EPA Presentations and Invited Panelist (continued)
8:30 AM Opening of the 12th Modeling Conference (Day 2)
8:30 - 10:00 AM

Expert Panel Discussion #6 (Near-field and Long-range Model Evaluation Criteria)

Bret Anderson - US Forest Service
Mark Garrison - ERM
Erik Snyder - EPA Region 6

Moderator: James Thurman, OAQPS
10:15 - 11:00 AM Ambient NO2 AERMOD Performance Assessment & Model Improvement Project Modeled to Observed Comparison Jeff Panek, Innovative Environmental Solutions
NO2 Modeling Techniques Chris Owen, OAQPS
11:00 - 11:15 AM Model Plume Rise Chris Owen, OAQPS
11:15 - 11:30 AM Model Deposition James Thurman, OAQPS
11:30 - 11:45 AM Model Clearinghouse Status Update and Lean Project George Bridgers, OAQPS
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Single-Source O3 and PM2.5 Modeling Techniques:

Kirk Baker, OAQPS and Mike Moeller & Leiran Biton, EPA Regional Offices
2:00 - 2:15 PM Modeling Guidance Update George Bridgers, OAQPS
Public Presentations and Comments
2:15 - 2:20 PM Introduction to and Opening of the Public Hearing George Bridgers, OAQPS
2:20 - 2:30 PM A&WMA APM General Comments Michael Hammer, Lakes Environmental
2:30 - 2:40 PM API Air Modeling Group Comments Chris Rabideau, Chevron
2:40 - 2:50 PM AERMOD’s Treatment of the Penetrated Plume – Current Formulation and Suggestions for Improvement Bob Paine, AECOM
2:50 - 3:00 PM An Alternative Implementation Of AERMOD’s Penetrated Plume Treatment Ken Anderson, AmerenUE
3:15 - 3:25 PM AISI Comments Regarding Improvements for Modeling and Permitting Procedures Bob Paine, AECOM
3:25 - 3:35 PM Current Updates to the CALPUFF Model Christopher DesAutels, Exponent
3:35 - 3:45 PM Permit Modification Modeling Challenges with PM2.5 Primary and Secondary Emissions Mary Kaplan, AECOM
3:45 - 3:55 PM Innovative Techniques for the AERMOD System Christopher Warren, AECOM
Individuals that did not reserve time to speak
3:55 - 5:00 PM Public Hearing for the proposed rulemaking

 




 

 
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