EPA Regional/State/Local Modelers Workshop

April 30 - May 4, 2012, Chicago, IL


(Updated 6/1/12)
Monday (April 30, 2012)- Dispersion Modeling Session (Day 1)
10:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks (Dispersion Modeling)

Bruce Sypniewski, R5
Chet Wayland - OAQPS

10:45 AM Latest Regulatory & Implementation Developments Chet Wayland - OAQPS
11:10 AM Appendix W and Model Clearinghouse Status and Updates George Bridgers, OAQPS
11:20 AM NSR / PSD Policy Update Dan Deroeck, OAQPS
12:00 PM Lunch
1:15 PM AERMOD Modeling System Update Roger Brode, OAQPS
2:00 PM AERSURFACE Update Roger Brode, OAQPS
2:30 PM AERMINUTE Update James Thurman, OAQPS
2:45 PM Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM AERMOD Development Plans Roger Brode, OAQPS
4:30 PM CALPUFF Modeling System Update Tyler Fox, OAQPS
4:45 PM Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
5:30 PM Adjourn

Tuesday (May 1, 2012) - Dispersion Modeling Session (Day 2)

8:30 AM Challenges of Modeling for New 1-hour NO2 & SO2 NAAQS George Bridgers, OAQPS
8:45 AM AERMOD Evaluations for New 1-hour NO2 & SO2 NAAQS Roger Brode, OAQPS
9:30 AM Discussion of March 1st Guidance for New 1-hour NO2 & SO2 NAAQS Roger Brode, OAQPS
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM AIWG Workgroup Report Out - 1-hour SO2 / NO2 Modeling Erik Snyder, R6
James Thurman, OAQPS
11:15 AM Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM State / Local Agency Issues: Overview Gail Good, WI
1-Hour NO2 Intermittent Source Survey Results Gail Good, WI
NO2 Modeling of Intermittent Sources Kevin Schilling, ID DEQ
Intermittent Emission Units (Focus on 1-hr NO2 NAAQS) Dennis Becker, MPCA
Modeling for One-Hour vs. Longer Averaging Periods - The Variables Tom Orth, UT DAQ
One-Hour Modeling - Argument for a Shorter Time Step (15 minutes Average Time Step Example) Tom Orth, UT DAQ
Using Maximum Wind Speed to Limit Off-Site Inventories for 1-Hour NAAQS Modeling Jim Boylan, GA EPD
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Regional Office / Federal Partner Agency Issues EPA Regional Modelers
Federal Partner Agency Reps.
OTAQ PM Hot-spot Guidance and Discussion Chris Dresser, OTAQ
Haul Road Workgroup - Final Report and Discussion Randy Robinson, R5
Model Visualization Tools / Techniques Tim Leon-Guerrero, R3
5:30 PM Adjourn

Wednesday (May 2, 2011) - Combined Dispersion & Photochemical Modeling Session

8:30 AM 10th Modeling Conference - Report Out George Bridgers, OAQPS
8:45 AM Draft PM2.5 Permit Modeling Guidance George Bridgers, OAQPS
9:30 AM Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM MMIF Prognostic Met Data Processing Tool Overview Bret Anderson, USFS
11:00 AM Overview of EPA's LRT and Chemistry Model Evaluation Efforts Kirk Baker, OAQPS
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Single-Source AQ / AQRV Demonstration Project Bret Anderson, USFS
1:45 PM Development of Interpollutant Trading Ratios Jim Boylan, GA EPD
2:15 PM Single-Source Secondary PM2.5 Modeling Margaret McCourtney, MPCA
2:45 PM Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Plume Chemistry Evaluation James Kelly, OAQPS
3:45 PM Pittsburgh Modeling for the PM2.5 NAAQS Jason Maranche, ACHD
4:15 PM Photochemical Model CMAQ 5.0 and CAMx 5.4 Overview Kirk Baker, OAQPS
4:45 PM Ozone / PM2.5 Modeling Guidance Overview and Q&A Brain Timin, OAQPS
5:30 PM Adjourn

Thursday (May 3, 2012) - Photochemical Modeling Session (Day 1)

8:30 AM EPA Emissions Modeling Tools and 2007 Platform Development Alexis Zubrow, OAQPS
9:15 AM Emissions Modeling MARAMA / OTC Julie McDill, MARAMA
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM ERTAC Overview and LADCO Emissions Modeling Issues Mark Janssen, LADCO
11:00 AM Mobile NOx Model Evaluation Heather Simon, OAQPS
11:15 AM Transport Rule / EPA National Rule Modeling Overview Norm Possiel, OAQPS
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Source Apportionment / DDM Techniques for Ozone and PM2.5 Kirk Baker, OAQPS
1:30 PM SEMAP Modeling Overview Jim Boylan, GA EPD
2:00 PM WestJump Activities Tom Moore, WRAP
2:30 PM PM2.5 Modeling in California Ajith Kaduwela, CARB
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM LADCO Winter Nitrate Study Charles Stanier, University of Iowa
4:00 PM OTC Ozone Modeling Michael Ku, NYSDEC
4:30 PM Utah Winter PM2.5 Modeling and PCAPS Study Lance Avey, Utah
5:00 PM Adjourn

Friday (May 4, 2012) - Photochemical Modeling Session (Day 2)

8:30 AM Ozone / PM2.5 Attainment Test Updates / Model Attainment Test Software Brian Timin, OAQPS
9:15 AM Model Evaluation Recommendations Heather Simon, OAQPS
9:45 AM SIP Modeling for Fairbanks PM2.5 Nonattainment Deanna Huff, Alaska DEC
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Texas Modeling Update Jim Smith/Doug Boyer, TCEQ
11:15 AM Colorado Ozone SIP and Process Analysis Evaluation Gail Tonneson, R8
12:00 PM Summary of Thursday and Friday Presentations / Issues OAQPS
12:15 PM Adjourn


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