2015 MARAMA Science Meeting

July 29 - 30, 2015



Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Office
629 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Driving Directions and Parking Suggestions and Local Restaurants



 Goals:  Provide opportunities for:

  • MARAMA members to learn about recent policy-relevant research results
  • Networking among researchers and agency staff and among agency peers
  • Discussions with EPA concerning how data analysis and modeling results are used at local, state, and federal levels

Major topics of interest:

  • Characterizing regional air quality and assessing the effectiveness of control measures
  • Air quality monitoring methods and quality assurance
  • Characterizing emissions from oil and gas development and mobile sources
  • Control of NOx emissions and toxic air pollutants
  • EPA’s Environmental Justice screening tool
  • Air quality and asthma



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7:30 AM (Registration opens), Workshop is from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Lunch on your own

Thursday, July 30, 2015

7:30 AM (Registration opens), Workshop is from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Working lunch with distinguished speaker will be included on Thursday




Presentation Title Speaker


Estimating Emissions from Oil and Gas Development Karen Gee, Pennsylvania DEP pdficon_small
Regulatory Developments for Oil and Gas Sources Krish Ramamurthy, Pennsylvania DEP pdficon_small
Recent Ozone Modeling Results Dan Goldberg, Univeristy of Maryland, College Park pdficon_small
Interpreting Contributions of Background Ozone Pat Dolwick, EPA OAQPS pdficon_small
Reduced Nitrogen & the Changing Atmosphere Wiliam Malm, Colorado State University  
Using Satellite and Ground NO2 Observations to Evaluation NEI Trends from 2005-2011: Implications for the Mobile Source Inventory Jin-Sheng Lin, VA DEQ pdficon_small

Development of Temporal Profiles for Non-CAMD EGUs

Emily Bull & Hannah Ashenafi, MDE  pdficon_small
The New Normal in Air Monitoring Alice Chow, EPA Region 3 pdficon_small
What's Happening with Zero Emission Vehicles? Kathy Kinsey pdficon_small



Please CLICK HERE to register by July 17, 2015



Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
555 East Canal St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Reservations Number:  1-855-472-7802 or
Book your group rate online: MARAMA Science Workshop & Board Meeting

Reference: MARAMA Science Workshop

Room Rate:$113.00 (plus tax)

Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast for one guest per room reservation

Parking: Complimentary self-parking for overnight guests

Valet parking, currently $17.00 per day - subject to change

Hotel Registration Deadline: July 12, 2015

Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.  Everyone will need to show a valid government photo ID at time of check-in to receive the $113.00 Federal government per diem rate.



MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency for the nights of July 28 and July 29, 2015.   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, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinator, Jackie Burkhardt and Sue Dilli, 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.