MARAMA’s 2019 MONITORING COMMITTEE TRAINING WORKSHOP

November 19-21, 2019

 

LOCATION

Swarthmore Inn
10 South Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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.

 

DRAFT AGENDA 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – TRAINING TRACKS
(Gathering Room)

Track 1 – OPERATIONS TRAINING
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM    Auto GC Training

Track 2 – DATA VALIDATION
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM    Auto GC and Ceilometer Training
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM    PowerBI Training


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – TRAINING WORKSHOP
(Gathering Room)

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Thursday, November 21, 2019 – TRAINING WORKSHOP
(Gathering Room)
7:40 AM – 8:00 AM (Pre-workshop presentation – see attached agenda)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

NOTE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS: There will also be a MARAMA Board Dinner Luncheon on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM as well as a MARAMA Board Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (for Board Members or their designee only). There will be a separate registration process to confirm attendance at MARAMA’s Board of Directors Meetings, but you are welcome and encouraged to register for the Monitoring Committee Training Workshop via the link below.


MARAMA SUPPORT AVAILABLE

MARAMA will offer support for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency, scheduled state agency speakers, and state agency Air Directors to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights, if needed (November 19th and 20th). Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Any attendee who lives within 50 miles of the course location who believes overnight support is necessary must request specific approval and provide justification.

Alternative support requests: Please let us know if you will be requesting additional support (other than that being offered by MARAMA above), and we will email a Travel Support Request Form link to your state air director to complete and submit for approval consideration.

NOTE: Approximately two weeks PRIOR to the training workshop, we will email a lodging support form link to MARAMA Training Committee members so they may request/confirm lodging support for up to 2 agency staff members.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Register Here: https://maramainc.wufoo.com/forms/marama-2019-monitoring-committee-training-workshop/

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2019

NOTE: If you would like to attend one of the TRAINING TRACKS on DAY 1 (November 19TH), please register via the registration link provided above.

Further information regarding computer equipment and software installation requirements for TRACK 2, POWERBI TRAINING will be forwarded in the coming months.

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.


HOTEL INFORMATION

Swarthmore Inn
10 South Chester Road
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Reservations: Please call 1-610-543-7500 to make your reservation (please reference MARAMA to receive the GROUP rate).

Room Rate: $139.00 plus tax

Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 18, 2019

Complimentary Parking and WiFi in Guest Rooms

We look forward to your participation. Please contact us if you have any questions.