The 2016 EPA Regional, State, and Local (RSL) Modelers' Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th through Thursday, November 17th, 2016. This Workshop will provide the federal, state, local, and tribal levels of the regulatory modeling community the opportunity to present, interact, and communicate various technical issues and solutions related to local-scale air quality modeling. A large segment of the Workshop will address cross-cutting issues related to permit modeling, as well as selected topics provided by Regional, State, and Local modelers.
On Tuesday, November 15th, the Workshop will also be open to industrial representatives and consultants so that we can have a joint engagement along with the co-regulating permit modeling community on the final revisions to the Guideline on Air Quality Modeling (Appendix W).
The Workshop is open only to EPA personnel and state, local, and tribal agency dispersion modelers on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16th and 17th.
The 2016 EPA RSL Modelers' Workshop will be held at the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans, Louisiana.
REAL ID Act:
Because the Workshop is being held at a U.S. government facility, individuals planning to attend the hearing should be prepared to show valid picture identification to the security staff in order to gain access to the meeting room. Please note that the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal facilities. If your driver's license is issued by Minnesota, Missouri, or Washington, you must present an additional form of identification to enter the U.S. Custom House. You are encouraged to check the following Department of Homeland Security website for the latest list of noncompliant states/territories, http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief. Acceptable alternative forms of identification include: federal employee badges, passports, enhanced driver's licenses and military identification cards. More information on acceptable alternative forms of identification can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/publication/isc-real-id-guide.