U.S. EPA's 2008 National Air Quality Conference - SUNDAY, Portland, Oregon

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm Registration – Salon Foyer
Salons G,H,I

Air Quality Forecasting and Mapping- Interactive Training on Satellite Tools and
Applications for Air Quality
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Welcome and Overview of the Training
    Jill Engel-Cox and Amy Huff, Battelle
  • Introduction to Satellite Images and Data Analysis
  • The instructors will provide an overview of satellite terminology, technology, and image analysis, with an emphasis on true color images and aerosol optical depth
  • Team Analysis of Case Study Scenarios
  • Participants will break into groups of 3-4 and analyze one of four air quality case study scenarios.
2:30 am – 3:00 pm BREAK

Completion of Team Analysis of Case Study Scenarios

  • Facilitated Discussion of Case Study Scenarios: How do Satellite Imagery and Data Enhance Air
    Quality Forecasts and Analysis?
    Participants will report on their analysis of the case study scenarios
  • Open Forum for Questions and Issues
    Participants can discuss air quality issues specific to their area and raise any remaining questions
    about using satellite tools and applications for air quality analysis
Salons A-D

Essential Elements of a Successful Air Quality Program: Putting the Pieces Together
12:30 pm – 5:000 pm
Moderator: Susan Bullard, US EPA

Salon F
Continuous PM2.5 Monitoring Issues
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Introduction and Agenda Review (PPT, 529KB)
    Lewis Weinstock, US EPA
  • Recent changes to PM2.5 monitoring regulations affecting continuous monitoring
  • FEM/ARM criteria
  • Quality assurance requirements
  • Policy discussion on transitioning of FEM’s into networks – initial OAQPS thinking
  • Data Handling and NAAQS interpretation issues for PM2.5 (PPT, 133KB)
    Mark Schmidt, US EPA
  • Handling of filter-based and FEM/ARM continuous measurements
  • Relationship of sampling frequency and data augmentation
  • Designation of primary sampler
  • Policy discussion on transitioning of FEM’s into networks – initial OAQPS thinking

Specific PM2.5 continuous methods(tips on configuration, operation,maintenance, calibration and
audit,data interpretation)

2:30 am – 3:30 pm BREAK

Panel Discussion: How do monitoring agencies plan on utilizing FEM/ARM continuous PM2.5 monitors in their networks?
Dirk Felton, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Mike Gilroy (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Lewis Weinstock,

General Q&A on continuous PM2.5 issues
All instructors

3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibit and Poster Set-up – Salon E

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