2016 Midwest Air Quality Workshop

June 21-23, 2016
Crown Plaza St. Louis – Downtown
200 N. Fourth Street, St. Louis

Purpose: The Workshop will bring together air quality researchers who have a focus on the central and midwestern portions of the U.S., technical state agency staff, and federal regulatory agency staff to share current research, methodologies, and projects. Session topics include emissions, data analyses, and modeling.

Meeting coordination points of contact: Theresa Pella (CenSARA), Rob Kaleel (LADCO), Kirk Baker (US EPA OAQPS)

List of attendees

Day 1

12:40 Welcome and Introductions – Rob Kaleel (LADCO), Theresa Pella(CenSARA), and Kirk Baker (US EPA OAQPS)
01:00 Overview of Air Quality Planning Programs and Deadlines – Theresa Pella, CenSARA
01:20 Wrap Up of Current Projects and the Future of AQAST Projects and Training Program – Tracy Holloway, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Exceptional Events Guidance
01:40 Exceptional Events Guidance Update: Melinda Beaver & Beth Palma (by phone), US EPA OAQPS
02:00 Exceptional Events: Texas Demonstration Lessons Learned, Erik Gribbin (Texas)
02:20 Exceptional events Q&A and discussion
02:45 BREAK

Regional Haze Rule
03:00 Preparing for the Regional Haze Rule 2nd Implementation Period – Melinda Beaver, US EPA OAQPS
03:20 CenSARA Class I Area Visibility Assessments – Uarporn Nopmongcol, Ramboll ENVRION
03:40 LADCO Class I Areas Visibility Assessments – Donna Kenski, LADCO
04:00 Georgia Approach for Estimating Reasonable Progress – Jim Boylan, Georgia
04:20 WRAP Perspectives on Regional Haze – Tom Moore, WRAP
08:15 Regional Haze Q&A and Discussion

Day 2

08:00 EPA Overview: Translating Technical Work for 2015 Ozone, PM2.5, Regional Haze Technical Needs - Richard Wayland, US EPA OAQPS
08:15 EPA Plans for Providing Ozone Contribution Information for "Good Neighbor SIPs" – Norm Possiel, US EPA OAQP
08:30 Q&A and discussion

08:50 CAMx Overview and Recent Updates – Chris Emery, RambollEnviron
09:20 Fine Scale Model Application for the Kansas City Region – Lance Avey and Andy Hawkins, U.S. EPA Region 7
09:40 Midwest Clean Air Stewardship - Building Upon the St. Louis Ozone Gardens: A New EPA Region-7 Environmental Education Initiative – Jack Fishman and Kelley Belina, Saint Louis University
10:00 BREAK

Characterizing Local to Regional Sources (including single source permit related programs)
10:20 Modeling Single Source Impacts on O3 and Secondary PM2.5 for Permit Related Programs – Kirk Baker, U.S. EPA
10:40 API Single Source Secondary Impacts (O3 & PM2.5) Modeling Project – Dennis McNally, Alpine Geophysics
11:00 Updates on Class I AQRV Assessments & FLAG Guidance – Bret Anderson, USFS
11:20 BOEM Gulf of Mexico Study to Determine Exemption Levels for Permitting – Holli Ensz, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (remote presentation)
11:30 Gulf of Mexico Air Quality Study Concept: Trace Transport, Atmospheric Dynamics, Monitoring and Modeling– Jose Hernandez, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
11:40 AQAST NOAA/NESDIS Liaison Highlights and Planning for a Future Great Lakes Airborne Mission -- Brad Pierce, NOAA/NESDIS

Oil & Gas Sector Characterization
01:00 Update on Oil & Gas NEI and Emissions Tool – Marc Houyoux & Jennifer Snyder, U.S. EPA OAQPS
01:20 National Oil and Gas Committee: Looking Ahead – Mark Gibbs, OK
01:40 Using Field Campaign (SENEX 2013 and SONGNEX 2015) Observations to Constrain Model Predictions of Oil & Gas Emissions in Multiple Central State Shales (Fayetteville, Haynesville, Eagle Ford, etc.) – Stu McKeen, NOAA
02:00 Estimating Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Emissions from U.S. Shale Plays Using an Integrated Top-down and Bottom-up Approach - Kuo-Jen Liao, Texas A&M-Kingsville
02:20 BREAK

Fires, Stratospheric Ozone, & International Contribution (non-U.S. anthropogenic source characterization)
02:40 Influences of Wildfires and Stratospheric-Tropospheric Exchange on Ozone During SEACIONS Mission over St. Louis – Jack Fishman, Saint Louis U.
03:00 Highlights from 2013 St. Louis Air Quality Study (SLAQRS) and Thinking Toward Future Regional Air Quality Assessments in the Midwest – Michael Walker, Washington University
03:20 Satellite Data, Modeling, and Planned Field Study for Better Charactering Wildfire Impacts (FIREX) – Brad Pierce, NOAA
03:40 Fire Tracking and Emissions Estimation Tools for Wild, Prescribed, and Agricultural Fires – Tom Moore, WRAP
04:00 Fire and Biogenic Modeling – Kirk Baker, U.S. EPA OAQPS
04:20 Influence of Biogenic Emissions and Boundary Conditions on Attainment Modeling – Alex Cohan, LADCO
04:40 Discussion period

Day 3

Emissions Inventories & Modeling
08:00 Update on the 2014 National Emission Inventory: Current Status and Planned Updates – Marc Houyoux, U.S. EPA OAQPS
08:20 Analysis of Onroad Emissions Using MOVES2014 – Mark Janssen, LADCO
08:40 Taking MOVES to the Cloud – Julie McDill, MARAMA
09:00 Evaluation of Vertical Resolution and Biogenics Modeling on Ozone and Ozone Precursors – Monica Harkey, UW-Madison
09:20 ERTAC EGU Update – Mark Janssen, LADCO
09:40 LADCO Marine Vessel Project and Organizational Effort to Improve Rail Emissions at National Level – Mark Janssen, LADCO
10:00 BREAK

Data Sharing, training opportunities, and leveraging other programs & organizations
10:20 Applicability of the Intermountain Region Data Warehouse Beyond the West – Tom Moore, WRAP
10:40 E-Enterprise Project for Consolidating Facility Reporting to National Databases: Combined Air Emissions Reporting (CAER) Project – Marc Houyoux, US EPA OAQPS
11:00 State Perspectives on the E-Enterprise CAER Project - Kathy Pendleton, TX, and Mark Gibbs, OK
11:30 E-Enterprise CAER project Q&A and discussion
12:00 Workshop summary and action items