EPA Regional/State/Local Dispersion Modelers Workshop

May 15th-17th, 2007, Virginia Beach, VA

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 15

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and opening remarks - Tyler Fox, OAQPS
9:15 - 9:30 Appendix W status and updates - Tyler Fox, OAQPS
9:30 - 10:30 Model Clearinghouse status and update - Dennis Atkinson, OAQPS
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 AERMOD Modeling System update - Roger Brode, OAQPS
11:30 - 12:00 Status of AERSURFACE and AERSCREEN - Karen Wesson, OAQPS
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 AERMOD Implementation WorkGroup - Roger Brode/Randy Robinson, R5
2:00 - 2:45

AIWG Subgroup Overviews (15 minutes each by appropriate chair/co-chair)

1.  ASOS/Met Issues - Alan Dresser (NJ), Joe Sims (AL)

2.  Surface characteristics - Doris Jung (CO)

3.  Urban guidance/improvements - Margaret Valis (NY)

2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:15 AIWG: Open discussion and Q&A - Roger Brode/Randy Robinson/Al Cimorelli
4:15 - 5:00 AERMOD Next steps - Roger Brode/Randy Robinson/Tyler Fox
5:00 approximately Adjorn

Wednesday, May 16

8:30 - 9:00 BART Discussion - Todd Hawes, OAQPS
9:00 - 9:45 NPS Issues & Review Process - John Notar, NPS
9:45 - 10:30 CALPUFF: Status and Update - Dennis Atkinson, OAQPS/Dirk Herkhof (MMS)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 CALPUFF: EPA Approval Process Overview/Results (continued) - Dennis Atkinson, OAQPS
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 CALPUFF: Next Steps - Dennis Atkinson/Tyler Fox, OAQPS
2:00 - 2:30

Gridded MET tool demo and next steps - Roger Brode, OAQPS

2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:30

Met Data and Issues - Bret Anderson (R7), Roger Brode, OAQPS

1.  Sensitivity of our models to MET inputs

2.  Selected examples to illustrate issues

3.  Performance evaluation of MET inputs

4.  Regulatory guidance on use of MET data sets

4:30 approximately Adjorn

 

Thursday, May 17

8:30 - 9:00 Summary first 2 days & Check raises - OAQPS
9:00 - 10:30

NSR/PSD - OAQPS (Jessica Montanez, AQPD)

1.  General update

2.  Increment Modeling Procedures Rule

3.  Ambient Air Issues

10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00

State Issues -

1.  AERMOD Sensitivity Evaluation - Leon Sedafian (NY)

2.  Comparison of CALPUFF versions 5 and 6 - Clint Bowman (WA)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15

Regional Issues -

1.  Use of CALPUFF for near-field applications - Jaime Julian (R5)

2.  AERMOD Sensitivity Analysis - Steve Ehlers (R6)

3.  LNG Permitting/EIS - Stan Krivo (R4)

4.  CAMx Use for PSD Class 1 Visibility  - Bret Anderson (R7)

2:15 - 2:45

Air Toxics: Update on modeling & assessments - Tyler Fox, OAQPS

2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Summary/Concluding Remarks/Plans for next year - Tyler Fox, OAQPS
4:00 - 5:00 OAQPS/Regional Contacts Meeting (EPA Only)
5:00 Adjourn

 

 
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