On November 18 LADCO issued an RFP for analyzing the atmospheric chemistry of ozone formation along the western shoreline of Lake Michigan. The objective of the study is to determine the sensitivity of ozone formation in Chicago and along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shoreline to changes in ambient NOx and VOC concentrations. The principal focus of…

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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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