2015 MARAMA’s Monitoring Committee Workshop

December 15 - 17, 2015



Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, 10 Burke Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

MEETING Description

This meeting, which spans 2 and a half days, will include: roundtable discussions with member agencies; updates from EPA Region 3, OAQPS, and the IMPROVE Committee; and presentations from invited speakers.




December 15, 2015 (Tuesday)           10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
December 16, 2015 (Wednesday)      8:00 AM – 5:15 PM
December 17, 2015 (Thursday)          8:00 AM – 12:15 PM




Presentation Title Speaker


Summer 2015 Ozone Lidar Observations at Beltsville, MD Dr. John Sullivan pdficon_small
June 11, 2015 Maryland Smoke & 8-Hour Ozone Exceedance Event Joel Dreessen, MDE pdficon_small
State of the Region: Air Monitoring Alice Chow, EPA Region 3 pdficon_small
IMPROVE Protocol Assessment Chuck Turner, VA DEQ pdficon_small

EPA/NACAA Monitoring Steering Committee Update

David Krask, MDE pdficon_small

SO2 Data Requirements Rule

Chuck Turner, VA DEQ pdficon_small
Data Requirements Rule for the 1-hour SO2 NAAQS: Implementation Review Nealson Watkins, US EPA OAQPS pdficon_small

QA/QC: Implications for Equipment Purchases - Appendix A Requirements

Mike Papp, US EPA OAQPS pdficon_small
Atmospheric Deposition in PA: Monitoring Inputs and Ecosystem Effect Beth Boyer, Penn State Univ pdficon_small
QA/QC: Trace Level Monitoring - Guidance on Maintaining
Consistent Performance at Low Levels of O3, NOx, SO2, and CO
Avraham Teitz, US EPA Region 2 pdficon_small
Update on Regional Air Quality and Meteorology William Ryan, Penn State University pdficon_small
Experience with Using EPA's DART Tool Betsy Frey, DNREC pdficon_small
Monitoring Aspects of the Final Ozone Rule Kevin Cavender, US EPA OAQPS pdficon_small
PAMS Update Kevin Cavender, US EPA OAQPS pdficon_small
Village Green in Philadelphia Dennis Sosna and Hallie Weiss, Phila AMS pdficon_small
DC's Air Monitoring Program - National Zoo VG Pilot Ram Tangirala, DOEE pdficon_small
Community Air Toxic Methods Development: Adventures with TO-17 Charles Sarnoski, DNREC pdficon_small


Direct link to meeting registration:  REGISTER HERE

Registration Deadline: November 17, 2015

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.  

Federal employees (including federal speakers) and other registrants: There is a $40.00 registration fee. Please reference payment instructions when you register.



Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
10 Burke Avenue
Towson, MD  21204

Room Rate: $98.00 plus tax

Parking: Complimentary

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  November 30, 2015



MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 staff per MARAMA member agency for up to 2 nights, if needed (December 15th and 16th).  If an additional night is needed due to travel time, please include that in your request for additional support.  Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the course location.  If additional 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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 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.