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LADCO Regional Air Quality Meeting – Spring 2019

April 15, 2019
OLC Education and Conference Center, Rosemont, IL


Meeting Objectives

The meeting will bring together air quality stakeholders to learn about recent research and planning activities by LADCO, the LADCO member states, and EPA. The objectives of the meeting include:

  • To facilitate collaborations between state/local/tribal air programs, EPA, federal land managers, and stakeholders on regional air quality issues
  • To hear about recent federal and state air quality technical analyses and regulatory activities
  • For LADCO to present results from regional air quality technical analyses

Meeting Agenda

8:00 - 9:00
Coffee, tea and meeting arrival/registration
9:00 - 9:10Welcome and Meeting KickoffBob Hodanbosi, OH EPA, Chair LADCO Board of Directors
9:10-9:40Meeting Keynote: EPA Region 5 Air Quality Planning UpdatesCathy Stepp, EPA R5 Administrator
9:40 - 10:15LADCO regional air quality trends and planning support updates; including O3 NAAQS, Regional Haze, and the Lake Michigan Ozone StudyZac Adelman, LADCO Executive Director
10:15 - 10:30Morning break: coffee and tea
10:30 - noonU.S. EPA panel on current air program priorities and cooperation opportunitiesFacilitator: Zac Adelman
Ed Nam, EPA R5 Air Program Director
Anna Wood, EPA OAQPS Air Quality Policy Division Director
Chet Wayland, EPA OAQPS Air Quality Assessment Division Director
Noon - 1:00Lunch break: Chicago Pizza!
1:00 - 2:00Stakeholder Panel: perspectives on strengths and weaknesses of the air quality management process in the LADCO regionFacilitator: Zac Adelman
Power sector
Public Health
Environmental Justice
2:00 - 3:00LADCO state air program air directors panel on current priorities and near term plansFacilitator: Zac Adelman
Frank Kohlasch, MN PCA
Gail Good, WI DNR
Julie Armitage, IL EPA
Keith Baugues, IN DEM
Mary Ann Dolehanty, MI DEQ
Bob Hodanbosi, OH EPA
3:00 - 3:15Afternoon break: coffee and tea
3:15 - 3:452016 National Emission Inventory summary and planning implicationsZac Adelman, LADCO Executive Director
3:45 - 4:15Mobile source modeling: strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvementMark Janssen, LADCO Emissions Director
4:15 - 4:30Meeting summary and next stepsZac Adelman, LADCO Executive Director

Meeting Registration

Registration is free and the meeting will include coffee breaks and a Chicago pizza lunch. If you don’t have a meeting registration code, send an email to the LADCO Office Manager expressing your interest in attending the meeting.

Meeting Logistics

Meeting Location:

OLC Education & Conference Center
9400 W. Higgins Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Lodging Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O’Hare
9480 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Tel: +1-847-692-3000
Room Block for April 14 @ $119/night, includes free breakfast, parking, and wifi; !Book by March 16 to get the group rate!
Click to Book a Room in the Hotel Block

Additional Information

Please contact the LADCO Office Manager with interest and questions about this meeting.