AAPCA 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting Series
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) has transitioned the Association’s 2021 meetings to a virtual format. AAPCA will provide information on both the spring and fall virtual sessions via email – Please email email@example.com for more information.
Previous AAPCA Meetings
AAPCA’s 2020 Virtual Fall Meeting Series is a three-month series of videoconference discussions, online sessions, and webinars focused on timely Clean Air Act issues and state and local air agency priorities, held over the course of September, October, and November. Panels and presentations will feature speakers from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices and regions, state and local air programs, and other Clean Air Act professionals and stakeholders.
Additional details will be provided as AAPCA confirms speakers and dates — Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Webinars and Presentations:
September 8: AAPCA webinar, “Air Quality Policy & Technical Updates from U.S. EPA OAQPS.” The webinar included a presentation from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, which was awarded an AAPCA 2020 Best Practice. Links to each presentation are available below:
- NAAQS and Regional Haze Implementation Updates – Scott Mathias, Director, Air Quality Policy Division, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
- Permitting Policy, Program Oversight, & Other Implementation Updates – Juan Santiago, Associate Director, Air Quality Policy Division, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
- OAQPS Technical Updates: Monitoring, Modeling & Emissions – Richard A. (Chet) Wayland, Director, Air Quality Assessment Division, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
- AAPCA Best Practice: Georgia PSD Emissions Inventory – Jim Boylan, Manager, Planning and Support Program, Georgia EPD – Air Protection Branch (and Eric Cornwell, Manager, Stationary Source Permitting Program, Georgia EPD – Air Protection Branch)
September 24: AAPCA webinar, “The Future of Regional Haze.” The webinar included the following presentations:
- Regional Haze in MANE-VU Region – Sharon Davis, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, & Paul Miller, Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU)
- Western U.S. Regional Haze analysis and planning program – Mary Uhl, Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR) and Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
- Regional Haze: Planning Period II Arkansas Plan Development – Tricia Treece, Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality
October 7: AAPCA webinar, “Mobile Sources & Air Quality.” The webinar included the following presentations:
- Overview of Current and Upcoming OTAQ Priorities (follow-up document here) – Kathryn Sargeant (Deputy Director, Assessment & Standards Division, U.S. EPA Office of Transportation & Air Quality/OTAQ) and Mike Moltzen (Deputy Director, Transportation & Climate Division, U.S. EPA OTAQ)
- Recent Developments: Mobile Source Regulation in California– Tung Le, Executive Director, California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA)
- Diesel Tampering Considerations– Marc Cone, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA)
October 22: AAPCA webinar, “Air Sensors and Citizen Science” The webinar included the following presentations:
- EPA, State & Tribal Use of Community and Citizen Science – Jay Benforado, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development
- Summary of EPA’s Current Work with Air Quality Sensors – Kristen Benedict, U.S. EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, Air Sensors Team
- Phoenix as a Test-bed for Air Quality Sensors (P-TAQS): An Evaluation of Low-Cost Sensors in an Extreme Environment – Dr. Ron Pope, Atmospheric Scientist, Maricopa County (AZ) Air Quality Department
- Personal Air Sensors and Wildfires: Examples from California’s San Joaquin Valley (follow up document here) – Jaime Holt, Chief Communications Officer, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
November 16: AAPCA virtual session “Wildfires: Air Quality & Policy Updates” as part of The Council of State Governments’ 2020 National Conference Reimagined. More information is available here and presentations are linked below:
- Wildfires: Air Quality and Policy Updates – Nancy Vehr, Wyoming DEQ
- 2020 Wildfire Season Impacts on the San Joaquin Valley – Jon Klassen, San Joaquin Valley APCD
- Overview of EPA Wildland Fire Research – Dr. Bryan Hubbell, U.S. EPA
- Program Update for CSG 2020 National Conference – Phil Dickerson, U.S. EPA
December 2: AAPCA webinar on state implementation of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, hosted by AAPCA’s NAAQS/SIP and Energy Committees. The webinar featured a presentation from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection entitled “West Virginia’s Review of Longview Power’s ACE Permit Application and Lessons Learned,” available here.