On December 18, 1989 the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium was incorporated to provide technical assessments for and assistance to its member states on problems of air quality; and to provide a forum for its member states to discuss air quality issues. Over the past 30 years, LADCO expanded from four members (IL, IN, WI,…

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On July 25, 2019 the LADCO Data Scientist, Dr. Donna Kenski, hosted a webinar on atmospheric mercury with Great Lakes tribal air program representatives and EPA Region 5. Donna gave the webinar at the request of EPA Region 5 and some tribes in the region. There is a renewed interest in some of the tribal…

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LADCO is frequently contacted by product representatives in the solvents and surface coatings industries with inquiries about LADCO VOC limits or VOC rules. As LADCO is not a regulatory agency, the concept of a LADCO rule is a misnomer. These requests often originate from corporate websites (e.g., PPG Paints) that catalog federal/regional/state rules related to…

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On November 23, 2018 the U.S. Global Change Research Program released Volume II of the 4th National Climate Assessment. Mandated by Congress, the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) is a periodic review of the science, impacts, and forecasts of climate change in the U.S. The science underlying this report was reviewed in NCA4 Volume I,…

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