U.S. EPA's 2011 National Air Quality Conference - WEDNESDAY, San Diego, California

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibits and Posters – Douglas D
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration/Morning Refreshments/Exhibits and Posters
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS
AIR QUALITY FORECASTING AND MAPPING
DOUGLAS B
AMBIENT AIR MONITORING
DOUGLAS C
COMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY
DOUGLAS A

Air Quality Field Campaigns

Ozone Methods and Research

How to Benchmark and Demonstrate the Value of Your Air Quality Communication Program

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.



Moderator: Bill Brick, San Diego Air Pollution Control District

CO Budget and Variability Over the U.S. Using the WRF-Chem Regional Model
Anne Boynard, National Center for Atmospheric Research

(PPTX, 11MB)

Airmass Characteristics of Surface
Air Quality Over California

Gabriele Pfister, National Center for Atmospheric Composition

Inform Locally, Transmit Globally – One County’s Efforts to Manage Data Distribution
Jennifer Bradley and Rebecca Peltzer , Polk County
(PPT, 4.5MB)

Moderator: Kevin Cavender, US EPA

Long-line Tower and Balloon-borne Ozone and Ozone Precursor Vertical Profile Sampling for the Upper Green Winter Ozone Study
David Bush, T&B Systems
(PPT, 3.7MB)

Measurement and Spatial Distribution of Ozone in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Geoff Henshaw, Aeroqual
(PPT, 3.8MB)

An Alternative Approach to Ambient Ozone Monitoring
Patrick King, Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation
(PPTX, 1MB)

Moderator: Lori Kobza, Sacramento Air Quality Management District

Evaluation of the Air Quality Health Index Program in Canada
Sharon Jeffers, Environment Canada
(PPT, 531KB)

Demonstrating Success of Air Quality Programs Through Performance Measures and Reporting
Jessica Horne, ICF International

Creating a Social Dialogue About Air and Health
Sharon Stevens, Communication Solutions
(PDF, 121KB)


9:30 am – 10:00 am BREAK
AIR QUALITY FORECASTING AND MAPPING
DOUGLAS B
AMBIENT AIR MONITORING
DOUGLAS C
COMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY
DOUGLAS A

Air Quality Forecast Modeling

Monitoring Networks

Developing and Adopting Policies and Procedures for Social Media and
Web 2.0

10:00 a.m. – Noon
10:00 a.m. – Noon
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.



Moderator: Kevin Durkee, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Study of Dispersion Patterns for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) from Major Industrial and Automobile Sources in Nova Scotia
Soumita Kundu, Dalhousie University
(PPT, 3MB)

Prognostic Ozone Modeling Using MM5 and CAMx for the South Coast Air Basin
Sang-Mi Lee, South Coast Air Quality Management District
(PPTX, 3.1MB)

National Air Quality Forecasting Capability: Nationwide Prediction and Future Enhancements
Ivanka Stajner, Noblis Inc.
(PPTX, 8MB)

Evaluation of PBL Depths for Air Quality Prediction from the NOAA Forecast Systems
Marina Tsidulko, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/
Environmental Modeling Center

Moderator: Justin Mayer, North Dakota Department of Health

Pb Monitoring Rule Wrap-up
Kevin Cavender, US EPA
(PDF, 240KB)

PAMS Update
Kevin Cavender, US EPA.
(PDF, 157KB)

Near-road Monitoring
Nealson Watkins, US EPA
(PDF, 4MB)

Moderator: Dan Nelson, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency

Applications for New Technology and Social Media
Oscar Abarca, South Coast Air Quality Management District
(PPTX, 661KB)

Innovative Financing
10:45 a.m. – Noon

Moderator: TBD

Innovative Funding in Hamilton County
Cory Chadwick, Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
(PPTX, 92KB)

Delaware’s Community Environmental Penalty Fund
Terri Brixen, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
(PPTX, 1.6MB)


Noon - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH (on your own)
AIR QUALITY
FORECASTING & MAPPING
DOUGLAS B
AMBIENT AIR MONITORING
DOUGLAS C
COMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY
DOUGLAS A

Exceptional Event Analysis

Ambient Air Monitoring: Remote Sensing of Air Pollution

Public/Private/Non-Profit Partnerships

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Moderator: Alan Chan, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Techniques to Evaluate Wildfire Smoke Impact on Ozone During Exceptional Events
Daniel Alrick, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
(PPT, 3.3MB)

Two Exceptional Events Concerning Ozone and Particle Pollution in the Southeast
Bill Murphey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
(PPT, 9.7MB)

AQI Trends in the San Joaquin Valley
Evan Shipp, Shipp Air Quality Consulting
(PPTX, 945KB)

 

Moderator: Yousaf Hameed, Clark County Department
of Air Quality & Environmental Health

Prototyping a Satellite-in-situ NO2 Equivalency Method: A Comparison of Ground-based and NO2 Column Measurements
Jim Szykman, US EPA

Air Quality Plume Characterization and Tracking Using Small Unmanned Aircraft
Tom Hong, University of California, San Diego.
(PPTX, 10MB)

New Techniques in Real-time 3D Air Quality Monitoring: CO, NOx, O3, CO2, and PM Measurements with Drones and Remote Airborne Sensors
Massimiliano Lega, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Naples Parthenope
(PPTX, 18MB)

Digital Opacity Compliance System - the Next Generation of Opacity Measurements
Shawn Dolan, USAF
(PPT, 6.9MB)

Moderator: Lorelei Elkins, Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department

A “Virtual” Public/Private Partnership Success
John Taylor, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
(PPTX, 10MB)

Persuading the Public to Care (and Take Action) About Air Quality
Amber Brown and Deborah Heggen, Morrison and Abraham

A Multi-Pollutant Air Quality Management Plan for New York
Robert Bielawa, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
(PPTX, 193KB)

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BREAK
  PLENARY SESSION – Douglas C
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Impacts of “Hot Spots” on the AQI: Monitoring, Forecasting, and Communication
Challenges and Experiences (Panel Discussion)
  Moderator: Alison Davis, US EPA
Anne McWilliams, US EPA Region 1 (PDF, 1.2MB)
Nealson Watkins, US EPA, OAQPS (PDF, 103KB)
Lisa Young, Hawaii Department of Health (PPTX, 22MB)
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Awards and Remarks
Phil Dickerson, AIRNow Program Manager, US EPA, OAQPS
Cory Chadwick, Director, Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services and Co-Chair,
NACAA Public Education and Communications Committee
5:30 p.m. ADJOURN
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. OPTIONAL SESSION - Douglas C
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