Air Quality Management Webinar Series

 

Presented by Susan S. G. Wierman, MARAMA’s Senior Advisor

Please join us for an Air Quality Management Webinar Series, presented by Susan S. G. Wierman. Ms. Wierman has a BA and Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Washington and served as MARAMA's Executive Director for 21 years from 1996-2017. In 1977, Ms. Wierman began working in air quality management for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and then spent 15 years with the Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA). She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for EM Magazine, published by the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) and has been a Fellow Member of AWMA since 2006. Additionally, Ms. Wierman was a recipient of the 2012 AWMA Griswold Award for Outstanding Air Pollution Control Official. In the Fall of 2018, Ms. Wierman began serving as a lecturer for Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Program.

Please register for each of the webinars using the links below. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access each webinar.

 

Friday, February 1, 2019
2 PM – 4 PM ET

Module 1 – Introduction to Air Quality Management

Learning Objective: This webinar will explore current local, national, and international air pollution issues to illustrate the importance of the work; introduce the functions of air quality management and define key terms; classify air pollutants by their source, by how they are regulated, and by their chemical composition; review of basic emissions inventory development.

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Friday, February 8, 2019
2 PM – 4 PM ET

Module 2 – Clean Air Act

Learning Objective: This webinar will provide an overview of historical air pollution episodes. A review of the foundations of air pollution control in science, economics, law and regulation, and public support, as well as, key requirements of the Clean Air Act will also be presented.

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Friday, February 22, 2019
2 PM – 4 PM ET

Module 3 – SO2 & Permitting

Learning Objective: What is the SO2 NAAQS and what are the health and environmental effects of concern? How are permits used to establish requirements? What are the key requirements for monitoring and modeling to demonstrate compliance with the SO2 NAAQS? Issues involved in demonstrating compliance with the SO2 1-hr NAAQS are discussed as an example of local air quality management and data sources.

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Friday, March 1, 2019
2 PM – 4 PM ET

Module 4 – Air Toxics Overview

Learning Objective: This webinar will provide an overview of how NESHAPS, MACT, and how local and national programs are related. What happens when a new pollutant is identified?

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Friday, March 15, 2019
2 PM – 4 PM ET

Module 5 – Ozone part 1: Health Effects, NAAQS, Formation of O3

Learning Objective: This webinar discusses the persistent problem of ozone air pollution. What is the O3 NAAQS and what are the health and environmental effects of concern?

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Friday, March 22, 2019
2 PM – 4 PM ET

Module 6 – Ozone part 2: SIPs & Control Programs

2 PM – 4 PM ET

Learning Objective: This webinar will cover measures undertaken to reduce ozone and the role of regional air quality modeling. Data sources and key references will also be identified.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Module 7 – Particulates part 1: Monitoring, Health, NAAQS

Learning Objective: What is the PM NAAQS and what are the health and environmental effects of concern? The Global Burden of Disease study shows the importance of PM worldwide.

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Friday, April 5, 2019
2 PM – 4 PM ET

Module 8 – Particulates part 2: Modeling & Control Programs

Learning Objective: This webinar will discuss major strategies that have reduced particulate matter pollution—intro to CSAPR, the acid rain program, and cap and trade; intro to the regional haze program. The relationship between multiple pollutants and scales of modeling will be introduced.

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