EPA: 2016 Regional, State, and Local Modelers' Workshop

November 15-17 2016, New Orleans, LA

Final Agenda

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Tuesday, (November 15, 2016) - Session Open to Industry / Consultants
8:00-8:10 AM Welcome to New Orleans, LA State of Louisiana Representative
8:10-8:15 AM Workshop / Conference Facility Logistics George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
8:15-8:25 AM Opening Remarks for the Workshop Chet Wayland, EPA-OAQPS
8:25-9:00 AM Guideline on Air Quality Models (Appendix W) Revisions
and FRM Status
Tyler Fox and George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
9:00-9:15 AM AERMOD Modeling System Update Roger Brode, EPA-OAQPS
9:15-9:30 AM AERSCREEN Update James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
9:30-9:45 AM AERMOD Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
9:45 - 10:00 AM BREAK
10:00 - 10:45 AM EPA's Model Clearinghouse - Report Out George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
10:45 - 11:15 AM NO2 Modeling Overview and Evaluation Chris Owen and Clint Tillerson, EPA-OAQPS
and Leiran Biton, EPA-R1
11:15 - 1:15 PM LUNCH
1:15 - 1:45 PM SO2 Modeling for Implementation James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
1:45 - 2:00 PM SO2 Modeling Question and Answer Session - Open Forum All
2:00 - 2:30 PM Prognostic Meteorological Data for Dispersion Modeling Applications James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
2:30 - 2:40 PM Significant Impact Levels (SILs) Guidance: Status Update Jennifer Shaltanis, EPA-OAQPS
2:40 - 3:00 PM Significant Impact Levels (SILs) Guidance: Technical Basis Chris Owen, EPA-OAQPS
3:00 - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 - 3:40 PM National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) Update James Thurman, EPA-OAQPS
3:40 - 4:00 PM BOEM Update and IWAQM Over-Water Holli Ensz, BOEM
4:00 - 4:30 PM An Overview of Recent Building Downwash Research at EPA/ORD David Heist, EPA-ORD
4:30 - 4:45 PM PRIME2 Advisory Committee Overview Sergio Guerra, CPP
4:45 - 5:00 PM Looking Forward Toward the 12th Modeling Conference and Closing Remarks Tyler Fox, EPA-OAQPS
5:00 PM Adjourn for the Day
Wednesday, (November 16, 2016) - Co-regulating and Fed Partner Agencies
8:30 - 8:35 AM Co-Regulators Session Kick-off - Open Forum George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
8:35 - 8:50 AM NSR / PSD Policy Update and AART Overview Jennifer Shaltanis, EPA-OAQPS
8:50 - 9:05 AM Ambient Air Review Team Overview Jennifer Shaltanis, EPA-OAQPS
9:00 - 9:15 AM FLM / NPS / USFS Update John Notar, NPS
9:15 - 9:45 AM Update on FLAG Bret Anderson, USFS
9:45 - 10:00 AM BOEM Update - Further Discussion Holli Ensz, BOEM
10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 - 10:40 AM Overview of Modeling Guidance Tyler Fox
10:40 - 11:30 PM Regional Office Rundown (Regions 1-5) EPA-Regional Modelers
11:30 - 1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 - 3:30 PM State / Local Agency Issues: Overview and Announcements Daniel Dix, MN PCA and Melissa Sheffer,
South Coast AQMD
A Monte-Carol Method For Summing Modeled and Background Concentrations Ranil Dhammapala, WA Ecology
Determination of Meteorological Data Representativeness in Complex Terrain Emmett Malone, CO DPHE
1-Hour SO2 Modeling in Complex Terrain in Southwestern PA Jason Maranche, ACHD
Accounting for Secondary PM2.5 Formation in Georgia Jim Boylan, GA EPD
Tools and Technologies in the Land of 10,000 Lakes Daniel Dix, MN PCA
3:30 - 3:45 PM BREAK
3:45 - 5:00 PM State / Local Agency Issues Panel Discussion and Open Forum Daniel Dix, MN PCA and Melissa Sheffer,
South Coast AQMD
5:00 PM Adjourn for the Day
Thursday, (November 17, 2016) - Co-regulating and Fed Partner Agencies
8:30 - 9:30 AM Regional Office Rundown (Regions 6-10) EPA-Regional Modelers
9:30 - 9:50 AM Las Vegas Field Study - Initial Modeling Analysis Chris Owen, EPA-OAQPS
9:50 - 10:15 AM Workshop Question and Answer Session All
10:15 - 10:30 AM Summary of Workshop, Priorities Going into 2017, and Closing Remarks George Bridgers, EPA-OAQPS
  Workshop Adjourned



 

 
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