U.S. EPA Region 3

Air Monitoring Quality Assurance Workshop

 June 25-26, 2014


 EPA Regional Office

1650 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 814-5122


NOTE:  This course will be offered in-person as well as remotely.



MARAMA is offering training specifically designed for state and local agency staff from MARAMA member agencies who participate in QA/QC activities and AQS data submission related to ambient air monitoring.


EPA Region 3, Office of Air Monitoring and Analysis will present a Quality Assurance Workshop on QA/QC activities and AQS data submission related to ambient air monitoring.  Video conferencing will also be available for those who would like to participate remotely





Michael Papp      Monitoring Regulation Changes     

Avraham Teitz
Mustafa Mustafa   
Mark Winter

 US EPA Region 2 Ambient Air Monitoring Program    

Dennis Crumpler
Beth Landis

 Validation of CSN Data



Howard Schmidt

QA/QC of Meteorological Equipment and Data

Howard Schmidt

Monitor Level AQS Data Completeness

Tim Hanley

Meta Data and Near Road

Loretta Hyden and Kia Hence

Data: Verification, Validation, Usability, and Input into AQS

Robert Coats

Region 3 AQS QA Data Handling

Kia Hence Technical System Audits  
Alice Chow

Why QA?

Workshop Q&A




Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

            Registration will be open at 9:30 AM

            Recommended arrival time is 9:30 AM to process through security checkpoint

Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

            Registration Desk will be open at 8:00 AM

            Recommended arrival time is 8:00 AM to process through security checkpoint


In order to participate in this workshop, everyone must register, whether you are attending in person or remotely.  The on-line registration form will prompt you to indicate how you plan to attend.

Direct link to registration:  REGISTER NOW

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2014

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 attending this meeting.


Upon entering the USEPA office building, you will go through security clearance where you will need to present a photo ID.  We suggest that arrive at the following times in order to allow for adequate time to process through the security checkpoint:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – Suggested arrival time 9:30 AM

Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Suggested arrival time 8:00 AM



Embassy Suites Hotel, Philadelphia Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19103-1289

Phone: (215) 561-1776

Room Rate: $155.00 (plus 15.5% tax)

Discounted Parking Rate: $32.00 (valet in/out privileges) 

Reference: MARAMA room block


Registration Deadline: June 11, 2014

Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card




Parking for the EPA Regional Offices may be available at meters on the street. If not, there are a number of parking garages nearby.


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 staff per MARAMA member agency. 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 Coordinator, 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.