U.S. EPA's 2008 National Air Quality Conference - WEDNESDAY, Portland, Oregon

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008
7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration - Salon Foyer
7:30 am - 8:00 am Morning Refreshments/ Exhibits and Posters – Salon E
7:30 am - 8:00 am

The Critical Role of Air Quality Monitoring in the Estimation of Air Pollutant Health Risks - Salon F
Dan Costa, Sc.D., DABT, National Program Director for Air Research, US EPA, ORD

Ambient air pollutants, most notably particulate matter (PM), have been associated with a variety of health outcomes. Over the last 15 years, there has been considerable refinement in these associations, due to advances in epidemiologic methodologies and improvements in national monitoring networks. Speciated data, better spatial distribution of monitors, and improved access to data have all contributed to the knowledge base for improved exposure estimates. Collaborations between health and air quality experts beyond simply coordinating databases have also helped move health assessments forward. With revisions now being considered in the monitoring network, new opportunities arise for collaboration that serve the needs of all involved. EPA-ORD and OAQPS have embarked on an unprecedented effort to establish a flow of information and cooperatively to provide contextual support to local networks and provide the standard setting data needed to advance the science - daily speciated data for PM, collocations of copollutant monitors, and overall consistency of databases. Communication between the research and monitoring community lies at the core of any successful plan.

FORECASTING AND MAPPING
Salons G,H,I

Use of Remote Sensing for Air Quality Forecasting
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Moderator: Scott Jackson US EPA

COMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY AND COMMUNITIES IN MOTION
Salons A-D
Communications Tools – The Next Generation - Part 2
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Moderator: Lisa Woodard, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

AMBIENT AIR MONITORING
Salon F
Special monitoring efforts including near-road surveys, CAFO studies and International programs (cont.)
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Moderator: Yousaf Hameed, US EPA

10:00 am – 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am Exhibits and Poster Tear-down – Salon E
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008 – CLOSING PLENARY – SALONS F,G,H,I
10:30 am – 12:00 noon Tough Questions, Good Answers - Salons F,G,H, I
Moderators will present odd or difficult questions, and open up the floor to discuss how to best answer them
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm Closing Remarks
Phil Dickerson, AIRNow Program Director, US EPA
Colleen Cripps, Deputy Administrator, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection
Cory Chadwick, Director, Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
12:30 pm Conference Adjourns
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Optional Field Trip
Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Health and Healing
“Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Platinum Certified Building”

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