MARAMA’S MONITORING COMMITTEE TRAINING WORKSHOP

November 1-3, 2017

 
LOCATION

Radnor Hotel
591 Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA  19087

610-688-5800

TRAINING WORKSHOP description and Objectives

This training workshop will include: roundtable discussions with member agencies; updates from EPA Region III and OAQPS; and presentations from invited speakers. Participants will share their experience meeting challenges with new air quality monitoring technology, updated data analysis and quality assurance methods, and revised regulatory requirements.

 

AGENDA

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 1, 2017      1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Training Workshop

Thursday, November 2, 2017          8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Training Workshop

Friday, November 3, 2017               8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Training Workshop

 

PRESENTATIONS

Day One: November 1, 2017

 

Presentation Title

Speaker

Presentation File

Status of Air Monitoring in Region 3

Alice Chow, EPA Region 3

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Adapting to New QA Requirements

Kia Hence-Long, EPA Region 3

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PM2.5 FEMS: Reliability, Comparability, & Costs

Sean Nolan, PA DEP

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Report on IMPROVE Meeting, October 24-25, 2017

Chuck Turner, VA DEQ

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High Resolution Met Data

Joel Dreessen, MDE

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Day Two: November 2, 2017

 

Presentation Title

Speaker

Presentation File

A Review of 2017 Air Quality & a Conceptual Model of Ozone Formation

Joel Dreessen, MDE

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OAQPS Ambient Monitoring Update

Kevin Cavender, EPA OAQPS

 

Ozone Water Land Environmental Transition Study: Example Measurements in an Attempt to Provide a 4-D View of Ozone in a Coastal Region

Timothy Berkoff, NASA

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Operation of Auto GC-FID at Rutgers University PAMS

Luis Lim, NJ DEP

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EMPs - What is the Best Path Forward?

David Krask, MDE

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Final Ozone NAAQS - PAMS and Enhanced Monitoring Plans - Ambient Air Monitoring in NESCAUM

Bob Judge, EPA Region 1

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PM2.5 and Water-Soluble Organic Carbon

Chris Hennigan, University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Virginia DEQ SO2 Data Requirements Rule Monitoring Sites

Chuck Turner, VA DEQ

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MDE SO2 Update

David Krask, MDE

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Day Three: November 3, 2017

 

Presentation Title

Speaker

Presentation File

Updates on Exceptional Event Demonstrations

Kia Hence-Long, EPA Region 3

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New Jersey Exceptional Event Demonstration Update

Luis Lim, NJ DEP

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Maryland Exceptional Events Update

Joel Dreessen, MDE

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An Analysis of Operational Models of Community Science: Implications for Using Non-Routine Data and Building Community Capacity

Dr. Candie Wilderman, Dickinson College

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The Uses of Non-Routine Data - Philadelphia’s Plans for a Special Monitoring Project

Dr. Kassahun Sellassie, Philadelphia AMS

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The Uses of Non-Routine Data - Assessing Ambient Levels and Personal Exposures in Baltimore: the SEARCH Project

Dr. Ben Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Misti Levy Zamora, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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New Generation Aerosol Satellite Products for Air Quality Mapping and Analysis

Dr. Amy Huff, Penn State University

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Direct Link to training workshop registration:  REGISTER HERE

Registration Deadline:  October 9, 2017

Please note that MARAMA utilizes the RegOnLine system.  You will need to login and create a password.  If attending future events, you will be able to use the same login and password without having to fill in your contact information again. If you have already registered for a previous course, please use the login and password you have created to register for this course. 

There is NO registration fee for this meeting for state and local employees and invited non-Federal speakers.  There is a registration fee for Federal Employees (including Federal employee speakers); please see fees and payment instructions when you register.  Attendance is limited to MARAMA members, EPA, and invited experts.  

NOTE:  There will be a separate registration process to confirm attendance at MARAMA’s Board of Directors’ Meeting, but Directors are welcome and encouraged to register for this workshop via the links included in this message.


HOTEL INFORMATION

Radnor Hotel
591 Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA  19087

610-688-5800

Reservations: Please call 1-800-537-3000 to make your reservation (please reference MARAMA to receive the group rate).

Room Rate: $127.00 plus tax

Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 9, 2017

Complimentary Parking and Breakfast are included!

MARAMASUPPORT AVAILABLE

MARAMA will offer support for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights, if needed (November 1st and 2nd).  Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. If you would like to request an additional room night due to travel distance or alternative support is needed, pre-approval is necessary and a request must come from your agency’s Air Director (or their designee) and emailed to MARAMA’s Executive Director, Susan Wierman, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt and Sue Dilli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), prior to the event.  A list of what type of support is needed, an estimate of additional costs and the reason for the support is essential to include.   Any attendee who lives within 50 miles of the course location who believes overnight support is necessary must request specific approval and provide justification.

 

Additional support is available upon request for scheduled speakers and for Air Directors wishing to attend the workshop