The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
Albany, NY
November 12-13, 2008


The workshop focused on improving regional emission inventories was sponsored by MARAMA, NESCAUM, NYSERDA and NARSTO. The two-day workshop was held on November 12 -13 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, New York.

The purpose of the workshop was to go beyond the traditional “emission inventory” framework to fundamentally improve spatial and temporal estimates of emissions. The goal was to use these refined estimates of emissions not only for the standard SIP?type modeling, but also for the purposes of human exposures, for developing “micro inventories,” (inventories at a fine spatial scale), trend analysis, and for program accountability.

The workshop started with a plenary session that established a broad outline of main topics
covered. This was followed by breakout sessions on six key areas for improvement
are as follows:

  • Space heating firing liquid fuels
  • Space heating firing biomass and wood
  • Non-road mobile sources
  • On- road mobile sources
  • Emissions on High Electricity Demand Days (HEDD)
  • Ammonia

Presentations

(Posted in PDF format)

Agenda

Welcome & Workshop Overview
William Pennell, NARSTO

Why We Need a Regional Approach: Policy Perspectives
Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Regional Air Quality and Emissions Overview
Susan S.G. Wierman, Executive Director, MARAMA

Intra-urban Pollution Gradients and Public Health Impacts
Thomas Matte, Director of Environmental Research, Bureau of Environmental Surveillence and Policy, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Emerging Trends in Energy Technology and Fuels and Potential Environmental Implications
Janet Joseph, Program Director, Clean Energy and Research Market , NYSERDA

Mobile Source Developments and Issues (MOVES)
Gene Tierney, Environmental Scientist, EPA OTAQ

Role of Ammonia, Status of Ammonia Emission Estimates and Prospects for Improvements
Praveen Amar, Director, Science and Policy, NESCAUM

Transitioning from the National Emissions Inventory to the Emissions Inventory System
Roy Huntley, Environmental Engineer, EIAG, EPA OAQPS

Emission Estimates Needs for the Next Round of Modeling
George "Tad" Aburn, Maryland Department of the Environment