U.S. EPA’s 2018 National Air Quality Conference – January 24-26, Austin, Texas

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Exhibits and Posters
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Overview of the 16 Bands on the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) 
Capital Ballroom F-H - 
  Amy K. Huff (Pennsylvania State University) (PDF, 6.5MB)
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
AIR QUALITY FORECASTING & MAPPING
CAPITAL BALLROOM F-H
COMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY
CAPITAL BALLROOM E


Source Identification and International Air Quality Management

Moderator: Stephanie Shirley (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
Innovative Outreach Initiatives – Part II

Moderator: Anne Gobin (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)


  • AirNow Global – Platform for International Collaboration –
    John E White  (EPA/OAQPS) (PDF, 1.5MB)
  • Comprehensive Air Quality Management in Qatar: Our Challenges and the Path Forward –
    Mohammed A. Ayoub, Christos Fountoukis, and Luis Ackermann (Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar)
  • SPeCS for SIPS: (State Plan Electronic Collection System for State Plan Submissions)
    Kelly Poole (ECOS)
    (PDF, 458K)
  • San Antonio Field Study 2017: An Investigation of the Possible Causes of High Ozone in San Antonio, Texas During May 2017 – Mark Estes (Texas CEQ)
  • Idle Free Bay Area Campaign Catches On! –
    Luz Gomez (Bay Area AQMD) (PDF, 7MB)
  • Dangling the Carrot: Driving Mode Shift for Clean Air –
    Brooke White and Dan Sheehan (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) (PDF, 1.4MB)
  • Carbon Banking as a Learning Tool: Cumberland County Carbon
    Tree Bank –
    Ashley Denise Bruce (Fayetteville Metro Area Air Quality Stakeholders)
    (PDF, 756K)
  • Addressing Public Outrage at an Oil Field Site in Downtown Los Angeles – An Air Monitoring Risk Mitigation Model for Other Urban O&G Operations – Eric Winegar (Exponent, Inc.) (PDF, 3MB)


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                     BREAK

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                   Breakout Sessions



AIR QUALITY FORECASTING & MAPPING
CAPITAL BALLROOM F-H
COMMUNICATING AIR QUALITY
CAPITAL BALLROOM E


Personal Air Sensors: Correlation and Validation

Moderator: Lindsey Jones (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
Wildfire and Smoke

Moderator: Lyz Hoffman (Santa Barbara APCD)


  • Variations in Wintertime PM Among Communities in Sacramento Measured with a Combination of Traditional and Low-Cost Sensor Methods –
    Janice Lam Snyder (Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD) (PDF, 3.3MB)
  • Where Did That Peak Come From? Using Low-cost PM Data and Meteorological Measurements to Identify Sources –
    Tim Dye (TD Environmental Services)
  • E-Enterprise Advanced Monitoring Strategy and Implementation Team –
    Kelly Poole (ECOS) (PDF, 1MB)
  • Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials –
    Susan Stone (EPA/OAQPS)
  • U.S. Fire Service Resources –
    Pete Lahm (U.S. Forest Service)
    (PDF, 2.1MB)
  • The Centers for Disease Control’s Role in Air Quality Communication – Scott Damon (CDC) (PDF, 1.2MB)
  • Managing Wildfire Smoke in Washington State –
    Ranil Dhammapala (Washington Department of Ecology) (PDF, 1.1MB)
  • Tribal Smoke Management Programs–
    Andrea Boyer (Nez Perce Tribe) PDF, 2.3MB)



11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (on your own)
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit and Poster Tear Down
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.        CLOSING PLENARY SESSION – Capital Ballroom E-H
           

Small Sensors & Big Data

  • From the Ground to the Cloud: Big data analytics for air quality
  • Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Program Manager (Google) (PDF, 8MB)
  • Air Quality Sensor Performance Evaluation Center (AQ-SPEC): Results from Three Years of Field and Laboratory Testing    
  • Andrea Polidori, Atmospheric Measurements Manager (South Coast AQMD) (PDF, 3.4MB)
  • Sensor Networks and "Smart Cities" - The Landscape
  • Kristen Benedict, Air Sensors Team Lead (EPA/OAQPS)(PDF, 2.2MB)
  Closing Remarks & Partner of the Year Award
Phil Dickerson, AirNow Program Director (EPA/OAQPS)
3:00 p.m.   Conference Adjourns
   

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