Please save the date for AAPCA’s 2020 Spring Meeting, scheduled to be held April 22, 23, and 24 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Hotel Red Lion.

Previous AAPCA Meetings

AUGUST 26, 2019

Topical Session: New Tools for Air Quality Evaluation

AUGUST 27, 2019

2019 AAPCA Best Practices Designations

U.S. EPA Air & Radiation Priorities

  • Anne Idsal, Acting Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Air & Radiation

Affordable Clean Energy Rule Overview

  • Affordable Clean Energy Rule – Kevin Culligan, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
  • Nick Hutson, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards

U.S. EPA NAAQS/SIP/Permitting

  • NAAQS Implementation Updates – Scott Mathias and Matt Spangler, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, Air Quality Policy Division

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

  • Jonathan Brightbill, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Mobile Sources Updates

Air Quality Research & Health Science

Other U.S. EPA Office Updates

Regional Haze Updates

  • Regional Haze – Elizabeth Etchells, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, Air Quality Policy Division
  • Regional Haze Monitoring – Brian Timin, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division

Updates on Energy Developments and Transitions

Wednesday, August 28

U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards Priorities

  • Peter Tsirigotis, Director, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards

U.S. EPA Outreach and Information Division Updates

Multi-Pollutant Risk-Analysis & Reduction Strategies

  • Erika Sasser, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division
  • Kenneth Mitchell, U.S. EPA, Region 4
  • Multi-Pollutant AQ Planning – Michelle King, Louisville Air Pollution Control District

Air Quality Monitoring & Other Technical Updates

E-Enterprise Updates

MARCH 25, 2019

Topical Session: Risk / Environmental Communication

MARCH 26, 2019

NAAQS/SIP/Permitting Updates

Upstream/Downstream: Oil & Gas Updates

  • Thomas Harris, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas Update – Robert Hodanbosi, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Success Through Partnership – Nathan McBride, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

  • Susan Parker Bodine, Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance

Modeling, Monitoring, & Other Technical Updates

Ozone NAAQS Updates

Clean Air Act Legal Updates

Regional Haze Updates

State Perspectives on NAAQS Reviews

MARCH 27, 2019

(Closed session, limited to AAPCA members and governmental attendees)

U.S. EPA Air & Radiation Priorities

  • William Wehrum, Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Air & Radiation

U.S. EPA Region 4 Updates and Priorities

  • Mary Walker, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 4

U.S. EPA Regional Roundup

AAPCA Member Roundtable: Title V

State SO2 Updates and Perspectives

NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Topical Session: Infrastructure

Moderator Introduction

National Update/General Overview

Infrastructure Planning

​IT / Networks

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

2018 AAPCA Best Practice Presentations

U.S. EPA Air & Radiation Priorities

  • Bill Wehrum, Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Air & Radiation

NAAQS and Other Implementation Updates

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Regional Haze Updates and Perspectives

Permitting Updates

Mobile Sources Updates & Priorities

Modeling & Monitoring Updates

State Perspectives on Ozone NAAQS Implementation

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

(Closed session, limited to AAPCA members and governmental attendees)

U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel Updates

  • Justin Schwab, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. EPA

U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards Priorities

  • Peter Tsirigotis, Director, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards

Emerging Compounds Updates

AAPCA Member Roundtable: Wood Products

APRIL 4, 2018

Topical Session: Disaster Response & Planning

U.S. EPA Regional Perspectives

State and Local Agency Perspectives

APRIL 5, 2018

NAAQS/SIP/Permitting Updates

Interstate Transport: Perspectives and Future Challenges

Air Pollution Health Science Updates

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Clean Air Act Legal Briefs

Modeling & Other Technical Updates

U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Updates

U.S. EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs Updates

APRIL 6, 2018

(Closed session, limited to AAPCA members and governmental attendees)

U.S. EPA State and Regional Affairs Updates

  • Kenneth Wagner, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Regional and State Affairs, U.S. EPA

MJO Updates

U.S. EPA Regional Roundup

  • EPA Region 4 Perspective – Beverly Banister, Director, Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division, U.S. EPA Region 4
  • Edward Nam, Director, Air and Radiation Division, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • EPA Region 6 Air Program Work/Measures – Jeffrey Robinson, Chief, Air Permits Section, U.S. EPA Region 6

AAPCA Member Roundtable: Permitting Efficiency

  • Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Kentucky Division for Air Quality

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Topical Session: Long-term and Succession Planning

  • Succession Planning: Recruit, Retain, Develop – Renu Chakrabarty, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
    • West Virginia DEP Succession Planning White Paper
  • Division of Air Resource Management Employee Development – Preston McLane, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Succession Planning – Brenda Holmes, City of Winston-Salem, Human Resources Department
  • Succession Planning – Rachael Hamilton, Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District

 

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

2017 AAPCA Best Practice Presentations

EPA Air and Radiation Priorities/Ozone Cooperative Compliance Task Force

  • Mandy Gunasekara, U.S. EPA, Senior Advisor for Air and Radiation

NAAQS/SIP/Permitting Updates

  • NAAQS and Other Implementation Issues – Anna Marie Wood, U.S. EPA, Air Quality Policy Division

Future of Interstate Transport

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

  • Moving the Lamp Post: Regulatory Reform, Regulatory Budgeting, and Smart Regulation – Keith Belton, Manufacturing Policy Initiative, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Clean Air Act Legal Updates

Modeling & Monitoring Updates

  • EPA Air Quality Modeling Updates – Chet Wayland, U.S. EPA, Air Quality Assessment Division
  • Ambient Monitoring Update – Nealson Watkins, U.S. EPA, Air Quality Assessment Division

Other U.S. EPA Office Updates

  • Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Updates – Patrick Traylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator
  • Office of Research and Development Updates – Richard Yamada, Deputy Assistant Administrator
  • Office of Inspector General Overview and Current Work – James L. Hatfield, Director, Air Evaluations

SO2 Modeling vs. Monitoring Issues & Designations

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

(Closed session, limited to AAPCA members and governmental attendees)

Combined Air Emissions Reporting Updates

Regulatory Reform Roundtable

  • Brittany Bolen, U.S. EPA, Senior Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Policy

U.S. EPA Regional Roundup

  • Carol Kemker, Deputy Director, Air, Pesticides, and Toxics Management Division, U.S. EPA Region 4
  • Douglas Aburano, Chief, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Air Quality Planning Progress and Challenges in Region 6 – Wren Stenger, Director, Multimedia Division, U.S. EPA Region 6
  • Region 9 Air Quality Challenges – Matthew Lakin, Acting Deputy Director, Air Division, U.S. EPA Region 9

White House Council on Environmental Quality Updates

  • Mary Neumayr, Chief of Staff

Member Roundtable: Doing More With the Same (Or Less)?: Air Agency Organization & Efficiency

  • IMPACT: Inventory, Monitoring, Permitting, And Compliance Tracking Data System- Nancy Vehr, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
  • Division of Air Resource Management Program & Budget Overview – Preston McLane, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Karen Hays, Georgia Environmental Protection Division
  • Doing More with Less: Air Agency Efficiencies – Rhonda Thompson, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

MARCH 27, 2017

Topical Session: New Developments in Risk Science and Causality

 

MARCH 28, 2017

Exceptional Events Updates

New Directions in Energy Policy

Modeling & Monitoring Updates

Keynote Lunch

  • The Honorable Edward Whitfield, Principal, Farragut Partners, LLP, and former U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s 1st congressional district, and Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Bracewell LLP

What’s Next?: Clean Air Act Policy Issues

NAAQS/SIP/Permitting Updates

AAPCA Member Roundtable Discussion: Cooperative Federalism, Resources, and Other Funding Options

  • Introductory updates from Jefferson County Health Department

AAPCA Member Roundtable Discussion: Volkswagen

  • Introductory updates from Arkansas DEQ, Louisiana DEQ, and South Carolina DHEC

 

MARCH 29, 2017

DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Updates

  • Jeffrey H. Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

The Future of Interstate Transport

Regional Haze Roundtable

  • Regional Haze – Introductory update from Rhea Jones, U.S. EPA, Air Quality Policy Division

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Topical Session: Preparing for Personal Air Sensors: Communication, Context and Perspectives

Air Agency Research and Perspectives on Personal Air Sensors

 Research and Communication: U.S. EPA’s Work with Personal Air Sensors

 Personal Air Sensor Development

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

2016 Best Practice Presentation

  • “Air Protection Branch 101” Training – Karen Hays, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Air Protection Branch

EPA Air Quality Modeling Updates

  • Tyler Fox, U.S. EPA, Air Quality Modeling Group

Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction SIP Call Roundtable Discussion

  • AAPCA Member Roundtable with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Florida Division of Air Resource Management, and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Air Act Legal Updates

  • Handout: 2015-2016 D.C. Circuit Clean Air Act Cases (9-21-2016) – Ethan Shenkman, U.S. EPA, Office of General Counsel

Keynote Presentation: Connecting Air Pollution, Climate Change, Energy and Health

  • Jason West, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

NAAQS and Other Implementation Updates

  • Megan Brachtl, U.S. EPA, State and Local Programs Group
  • Rhea Jones, U.S. EPA, Geographic Strategies Group
  • Raj Rao, U.S. EPA, New Source Review Group
  • Cheryl Vetter, U.S. EPA, Operating Permits Group

2014 National Emissions Inventory and Combined Air Emissions Reporting

  • Marc Houyoux, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards

Status of EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual Update

  • Larry Sorrels, U.S. EPA, Air Economics Group

The National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA)

  • Darcie Smith and Mark Morris, U.S. EPA, Air Toxics Assessment Group
  • Madeleine Strum, U.S. EPA, Air Quality Assessment Division

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

ECHO Clean Air Targeting Tool (eCATT)

  • Supplementary Presentation: Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) – John Dombrowski, U.S. EPA, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Enforcement Targeting and Data Division

U.S. EPA Office of Air and Radiation Updates

  • Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA

Ambient Air Monitoring Issues

  • Lewis Weinstock, U.S. EPA, Ambient Air Monitoring Group

SO2 NAAQS Implementation Roundtable Discussion

  • AAPCA Member Roundtable with Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

April 28, 2016

Multi-Pollutant Risk-Analysis & Reduction Strategy for South Carolina

  • Carol Kemker, U.S. EPA, Region 4
  • Andrew Hollis, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Kimber Scavo, U.S. EPA, Health and Environmental Impacts Division
  • Dean Hybl, Ten at the Top

NOX Controls Updates Presentations

Clean Power Plan: Legal Issues

  • Nathan Richardson, University of South Carolina School of Law

Keynote Address – Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr., South Carolina House of Representatives

Demystifying Regulatory Impact AnalysesLinda Chappell, U.S. EPA, Health and Environmental Impacts Division

Regulatory Impact Analyses: A State PerspectiveSabine Lange and Lindsey Jones, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Toxicology Division

State Participation on EPA Scientific Advisory Panels: Survey ResultsCassie Yannelli, AAPCA

Clean Air Act Legal UpdateBeth Partlow, Law Offices of Elizabeth B. Partlow, LLC

NAAQS and Regional Haze Implementation Updates – Megan Brachtl, U.S. EPA, State and Local Programs Group, Air Quality Policy Division and Rhea Jones, U.S. EPA, Geographic Strategies Group, Air Quality Policy Division

Startup, Shutdown & Malfunction SIP Call Discussion

April 29, 2016

SO2 Implementation Discussion

  • Megan Brachtl, U.S. EPA, State and Local Programs Group, Air Quality Policy Division
  • Rhea Jones, U.S. EPA, Geographic Strategies Group, Air Quality Policy Division

Clean Air Act Implementation and Resources Discussion

  • Janet McCabe, U.S. EPA, Office of Air and Radiation

September 16, 2015

Trading-Ready Options and the Final Clean Power Plan

  • Jonas Monast and Sarah Adair, Nicholas Institute, Duke University

September 17, 2015

AAPCA 2015 Best Practices Presentations:

 U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Act Priorities

  • Janet McCabe, U.S. EPA

An Assessment of the American Meteorological Society/U.S. EPA Regulatory Model’s (AERMOD) Accuracy: A Case Study

  • Keith Baugues, Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Keynote Address – Donald van der Vaart, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

111(d) Final Rule Updates & Implementation

  • Juan Santiago, U.S. EPA

The Role of Science and Scientific Advice in Review of the Ozone NAAQS

  • H. Christopher Frey, North Carolina State University

NAAQS and Other Implementation Updates

  • Megan Brachtl, Rhea Jones, and Vera Kornylak, U.S. EPA

Modeling Updates

  • Tyler Fox, U.S. EPA

Ambient Air Monitoring Issues

  • Lewis Weinstock, U.S. EPA

September 18, 2015

 Personal Air Monitoring and Messaging

  • Kristen Benedict, U.S. EPA

Climate, Air Quality and Permitting Proposals For the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

  • David Cozzie, U.S. EPA

Clean Air Act Legal Updates

  • Joseph Stanko, Hunton and Williams LLP

September 10, 2014

NARUC Energy Risk Lab

September 11, 2014

 Perspectives on EPA’s 111(d) Proposal

Near Road Emissions

 Keynote

Other EPA Updates

September 12, 2014

GHG Permitting in the Aftermath of UARG v. EPA – Matt Paulson, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

GHG Permitting – Jeff Robinson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6

Air Permitting in Texas and Greenhouse Gases – Mike WIlson, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Next Generation Air Monitoring  – Chris Owen, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

2010 Flare Study and Supplemental Flare Operations Training  – Russ Nettles, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Legal Review of Ongoing Clean Air Act Cases – Terry Salem, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

NOVEMBER 20, 2013

  • Welcome/Opening Remarks – Scott Nally, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Air Quality Trends in Ohio – Bob Hodanbosi, Chief, Division of Air Pollution Control, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • NAAQS/Regional Haze Update – Scott Mathias, Associate Director, Air Quality Policy Division, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
  • Section 111(d) Presentation and Discussion – Tim Profeta, Director of Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
  • Keynote Lunch – Administrator Janet McCabe and Joe Goffman, Senior Counsel, U.S. EPA Office of Air & Radiation
  • Modeling & Emissions Inventory Update Session – Chet Wayland, Director, Air Quality Analysis Division, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
  • Monitoring Update Session – Chet Wayland, Director, Air Quality Analysis Division, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards

November 21, 2013

  • Welcome/Opening Remarks – AAPCA Officer
  • Oil and Natural Gas Session
      • Federal Air Perspective – Kevin Culligan, Acting Director, Sector Policies and Programs Division, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
      • State Perspective – Steve Hagle, Deputy Director, Office of Air, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Terry O’Clair, Director Division of Air Quality, North Dakota Department of Health
      • Methane Study – Andrew Williams, State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Legal Review of Recent/Ongoing Clean Air Act Cases – Drew Bergman, Supervising Attorney, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency