EPA Regional/State/Local Modelers Workshop

May 19-22 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Final Agenda

Monday, (May 19, 2014)
1:00 - 1:10 PM Introduction to Afternoon Training Session George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
1:10 - 3:00 PM Afternoon Training Session - Part 1
Interactive / Hands On AERMOD Training (APTI 423 - AERMET)
EPA AQMG OAQPS Staff
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 5:10 PM Afternoon Training Session - Part 2
Interactive / Hands On AERMOD Training (APTI 423 - AERMOD - Special Topics)
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, (May 20, 2014) - Session Open to Industry / Consultants
8:30 - 8:35 AM Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah State of Utah Representative
8:35 - 8:40 AM Workshop / Conference Facility Logistics State of Utah Representative
8:40 - 8:50 AM Opening Remarks for the Workshop Chet Wayland, EPA-OAQPS
8:50 - 9:10 AM Status Update on the Appendix W Revisions: Roadmap of the Day Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
9:10 - 9:35 AM AERMOD Modeling System Update: Current Regulatory Version Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
9:35 - 10:00 AM AERMOD Modeling System Update: Plans/Priorities for App W Updates Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 - 10:30 AM AERSCREEN Update: Plans for App W Updates James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
10:30 - 10:40 AM AERMOD Low Wind Speed Sensitivity Tests & Additional Tall Stack Evaluations Bob Paine, AECOM for API
10:40 - 10:50 AM Urban Characterization of Industrial Source Complexes for AERMOD Modeling Bob Paine, AECOM for AISI
10:50 - 11:00 AM A&WMA Atmospheric Modeling and Meteorology Committee - Comments on AERMOD Updates Pete Catizone, TRC
11:00 - 11:20 AM NO2 Modeling: Current Status and Plans/Priorities for App W Updates Chris Owen, EPA-OAQPS
11:20 - 11:30 AM WRAP/BLM/EPA/Industry Drill Rig NO2 Study Cathe Kalisz, API
11:30 - 11:40 AM SCICHEM (Near-field Limited Reaction Application) Naresh Kumar, EPRI
11:40 - 11:50 AM A Fresh Look at NO to NO2: PVMRM, OLM, and ARM2 in Practice Mark Garrison, ERM
11:50 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 PM AERMOD Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
1:30 - 1:45 PM Use of Prognostic Data: Plans for App W Updates James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
1:45 - 2:00 PM Addressing Single Source Impacts for Reactive Pollutants: Plans/Priorities for App W Updates Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
2:00 - 2:30 PM Guidance for PM2.5 Permit Modeling George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
2:30 - 2:45 PM Policy Update for PM2.5: SILs/SERs Rulemaking & Related Guidance Chuck Buckler, EPA-OAQPS
2:45 - 3:00 PM IWAQM LRT Update Bret Anderson, FLM
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 3:25 PM Application of PM2.5 Permit Modeling Guidance Ryan Gesser, ERM
3:25 - 3:35 PM SCICHEM (Full Chemistry Application) Naresh Kumar, EPRI
3:35 - 3:45 PM Fugitive Coal Dust Emission Factors: Dependence on Moisture Stephen Mueller, TVA for EPRI
3:45 - 3:55 PM Understanding the Characteristics of Emissions Data used as Model Inputs Ashok Jain, NCASI
3:55 - 4:15 PM Chemistry in Appendix W Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
4:15 - 4:30 PM Implementation Policy Updates Chuck Buckler, EPA-OAQPS
4:30 - 4:50 PM SO2 Modeling for Designations and SIP Attainment Demos James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
4:50 - 5:00 PM Innovative Dispersion Modeling Practices – Evaluation of EMVAP, AMR2, and Background Concentrations Sergio Guerra, Wenck Associates
5:00 - 5:10 PM Emissions Variability Processor (EMVAP) Bob Paine, AECOM for EPRI
5:10 - 5:25 PM Implementation - Open Forum All
5:25 - 5:30 PM Summary of Tuesday Session and Closing Remarks Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
5:30 PM Adjourn
Wednesday, (May 21, 2014)
8:30 - 8:50 AM Co-Regulators Session Kick-off - Open Forum George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
8:50 - 9:10 AM NSR / PSD Policy Update Chuck Buckler, EPA-OAQPS
9:10 - 9:30 AM FLM / NPS / USFS Update FLM, NPS, USFS Representative
9:30 - 9:50 AM BOEM Update BOEM Representative
9:50 - 10:10 AM OTAQ Update OTAQ Representative
10:10 - 10:25 AM Break
10:25 - 10:55 AM Overview of Appendix W Revisions, Milestones, and Schedule Tyler Fox and George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
10:55 - 11:10 AM Guidance and Clarification Memoranda - Significant Concentration Gradient James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
11:10 - 11:25 AM Guidance and Clarification Memoranda - NO2 Modeling Clarification Chris Owen, EPA-OAQPS
11:25 - 11:40 AM AERMOD Implementation WorkGroup (AIWG) Updates James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
11:40 - 11:55 AM AERMIC Updates Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
11:55 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM Evaluating the Effect of Near Roadway Mitigation Measures Ian MacMillan, South Coast AQMD

Diurnal Correlation Analysis of Meteorological Observations to Determine the Influence of Terrain

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Brad Ashton, IA DNR
PM2.5 Interpollutant Trading Ratios in Georgia Jim Boylan, GA DEP
Evaluating Impacts of AERMET & AERMOD Options on Modeled Concentration Leland Villalvazo, San Joaqiun Valley APCD
1-hour SO2 Nonattainment / SIP Modeling Jason Maranche, ACHD
Treatment of Intermittent Emissions Kevin Schilling, ID DEQ
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 3:30 PM State / Local Agency Issues Jillian Baker, South Coast AQMD and Melissa Sheffer, MN PCA
3:30 - 4:00 PM State / Local Agency Open Forum All
4:00 - 5:00 PM Regional Office Rundown EPA-Regional Modelers
Federal Partner Agency Reps.
5:00 PM Adjourn
Thursday, (May 22, 2014)
8:30 - 9:00 AM Multi-source Screening Level Analyses - Demonstration & Q/A James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
9:00 - 9:20 AM AERPLOT - Update & Demonstration Chris Owen, EPA-OAQPS
9:20 - 9:50 AM 1-hour NO2 & SO2 Modeling - Interactive Forum EPA AQMG OAQPS Staff
9:50 - 10:20 AM Annual and 24-hour PM2.5 Modeling - Interactive Forum EPA AQMG OAQPS Staff
10:20 - 10:30 AM Summary of RSL Workshop and Closing Remarks Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
10:30 AM Adjourn



 

 
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