EPA Regional/State/Local Modelers Workshop

April 22 - 25 2013, Dallas, TX

Agenda

(Updated 6/19/13)
Monday, (April 22, 2013)
1:00 - 1:10 PM Introduction to Afternoon Training Session George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
1:10 - 3:00 PM Afternoon Training Session - Part 1
Modeling Guidance for SO2 Nonattainment Area SIPs
AERMOD Visualization Tool Demonstration
EPA AQMG OAQPS Staff
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 5:10 PM Training Session - Part 2
Back to Basics on Permit / Dispersion Modeling
Surface Characteristics (AERSURFACE)
EPA AQMG OAQPS Staff
5:10 - 5:15 PM Summary of Training Session and Closing Remarks Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
5:15 PM Adjourn

Tuesday, (April 23, 2013) - Session Open to Industry / Consultants

8:30 - 8:40 AM Welcome to Region 6 / Dallas, TX Ron Curry, EPA-R6 Administrator
8:40 - 8:45 AM Workshop / Conference Facility Logistics Erik Snyder, EPA-R6
8:45 - 8:55 AM Opening Remarks for the Workshop Chet Wayland, EPA-OAQPS
8:55 - 9:25 AM Latest Regulatory & Implementation Developments Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
9:25 - 9:40 AM A&WMA's "Guideline on Air Quality Models: The Path Forward" Conference Highlight Summary Pete Catizone, TRC
9:40 - 9:55 AM Model Clearinghouse Status & Updates George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
9:55 - 10:40 AM AERMOD Modeling System Update Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
10:40 - 10:55 AM Break
10:55 - 11:20 AM Evaluation of the AERMET/AERMOD v12345 Model Release Bob Paine, AECOM
11:20 - 11:45 AM AERMOD Development Pans Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
11:45 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:20 PM AERMOD v12345 Beta Options: A Step Backwards? Camille Sears, for Sierra Club
1:20 - 1:45 PM Ambient Ratio Method Version 2 (ARM2) for use with AERMOD 1-hour NO2 Modeling Mark Podrez, RTP Environmental Associates, Inc.
1:45 - 2:15 PM AERMOD Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
2:15 - 2:35 PM Draft Guidance for PM2.5 Permit Modeling George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
2:35 - 3:00 PM AF&PA and AWC - A Preliminary Assessment of Draft PM2.5 Modeling Guidance Implementation for the Forest Products Industry Ryan Gesser, ERM
3:00 - 3:15 PM A&WMA's AB-3 Committee - Assessment of the Draft Guidance for PM2.5 Permit Modeling George Schewe, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
3:15 - 3:35 PM Break
3:35 - 3:55 PM Draft Guidance for PM2.5 Permit Modeling Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
3:55 - 4:20 PM Development, Testing and Evaluation of EMVAP and SCICHEM Naresh Kumar, EPRI
4:20 - 4:40 PM Fugitive Emission Modeling Techniques in AERMOD and CALPUFF Weiping Dai, Brian Holland, and Qiguo Jing, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
4:40 - 5:10 PM Industry / Consultant Open Forum All
5:10 - 5:15 PM Summary of Tuesday Session and Closing Remarks Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
5:15 PM Adjourn

Wednesday, (April, 24, 2013)

8:30 - 9:00 AM Co-Regulators Session Kick-off - Open Forum George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
9:00 - 9:30 AM NSR / PSD Policy Update Dan Deroeck, EPA-OAQPS
9:30 - 10:00 AM FLM / NPS / USFS Update Bret Anderson, USFS
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 - 10:45 AM OTAQ Update Chris Dresser, OTAQ
10:45 - 11:15 AM BOEM Update Virginia Raps, BOEM
11:15 - 11:30 AM AERMOD Implementation Workgroup (AIWG) James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS and Erik Snyder, EPA R6S
11:30 - 11:45 AM AERMIC Updates Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
11:45 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM State / Local Agency Issues: Overview Jillian Baker, South Coast AQMD and Melissa Sheffer, MN PCA
Connecticut's 1-hour SO2 NAAQS Modeling Analysis and Management Strategy Samuel Sampieri, CT DEEP
Evaluation of Single Source 1-hour SO2 Impacts using CEM Data and EMVAP Margaret Valis, NY DEC
Modeled Background Concentration Ruth Roberson, MN PCA

A Model-Monitor Hybrid Approach for Establishing Criteria Pollutant Background Concentrations

Clint Bowman, WA Ecology
Air Quality Assessment of the North Slope Deanna Huff, AK ADEC
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 3:35 PM Evaluating Impacts of AERMET & AERMOD Options on Modeled Concentration Leland Villalvazo, San Joaquin Valley APCD
3:35 - 4:00 PM State / Local Agency Open Forum All
4:00 - 4:30 PM Regional Office / Federal Partner Agency Issues: Overview EPA-Regional Modelers Federal Partner Agency Reps.
4:30 - 4:45 PM NO2/NOx In-Stack Ratio (ISR) Database Update Chris Owen, EPA-OAQPS
4:45 - 5:00 PM

NO2/NOx In-Stock Ratio (ISR) Presentation 1

Cleve Holladay, EPA-R9
5:00 - 5:15 PM

NO2/NOx In-Stock Ratio (ISR) Presentation 2

Leland Villalvazo, San Joaquin Valley APCD
5:15 PM Adjourn

Thursday, (April 25, 2013)

8:30 - 9:30 AM 1-hour NO2 Modeling - Interactive Forum
e.g., Background, Tiered Methodology, and Alternative Approaches
Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
9:30 - 10:30 AM 1-hour SO2 Modeling - Interactive Forum
e.g., Designation and Implementation Modeling
James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 11:45 AM Annual and 24-hour PM2.5 Modeling - Interactive Forum
e.g., Assessing Primary and Secondary PM2.5 Impacts
George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
11:45 - 12:00 PM Looking to Next Year and Closing Remarks Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
12:00 PM Adjourn



 

 
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