Dates:December 10-12, 2013
Registration Deadline:November 25, 2013
Hotel Deadline:November 25, 2013Hotel Information
Location: Richmond, VADirections


This workshop, which spans over 3 days, will include roundtable discussions with member agencies as well as updates from EPA Region 3, OAQPS, the IMPROVE Committee, and the National Steering Committee. Invited speakers will present on the following topics: Near Road Monitoring, Ultrafines, Marcellus Shale, PM 2.5 Monitoring Methods, PAMS, BTX, and SO2. Bill Ryan, from Penn State University, will provide the “2013 Year in Review” during lunch on the second day. Charles Pietarinen will discuss Community Outreach Programs and Tim Dye will present New Sensor Technology on the third day.



(In Alphabetical Order by Last Name)

PresenterPresentation TitleFile
Robert AndersonUltrafine Particle Monitoring
Kevin CavenderPAMS Update
Alice ChowAir Monitoring FY 2014 – Region 3 Status Update
Jennifer Hains Near Road NO2 – MDE’s Tale
David KraskNACAA Monitoring Steering Committee Update
Nick Lazor Shale Impacts on Air Quality
Luis LimOperation and Calibration of Syntesh GC955 BTEX Analyzer
Sean NolanFRM v. FEM, The Rivalry
Will Ollison Field Teasting of New Interference-Free Ozone Monitors
Donnie Redmond North Carolina’s Near-Road Sites
Chuck Sarnoski Ultrafine Particle Monitoing:
Operational Aspects and Preminary Data Review
Barkley Sive A Lot of Fracking Gas:
Elevated Hydrocarbon Emissions Associated with
Hydraulic Fracturing in Southwestern Pennsylvania
and Northeastern Colorado
Laura Warren2013: A Year in Review
Nealson WatsonPAMS Re-Engineering Update

NAAQS Reviews and Monitoring Implementation Updates

Ron Williams State of Sensor Technologies


Direct link to registration: REGISTER NOW

Please note that MARAMA utilizes the RegOnline system. You will need to log in 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 log in and password you have created to register for this course.

There is a $27 registration fee for this meeting. State or local air quality agency employees and non-Federal speakers are exempt from this registration fee.


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Richmond
555 Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Note: Parking is complimentary for overnight guests and $5.00 per day for meeting attendees


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Richmond
555 Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Sleeping rooms have been blocked at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Everyone is responsible for making their own hotel reservations either on-line or through central reservations. If using the hotel’s on-line system, please enter the following group booking code MAR. If calling directly into their reservations line, reference that you are part of the MARAMA room block.

Room Rate: $118, inclusive of sales and occupancy tax
Reference: MARAMA room block
Group Booking Code: MAR (use only when booking on-line)
Cut-off Date: Monday, November 25th, 2013
Reservations: 1-800-2CROWNE (1-800-227-6963)

All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.


MARAMA will cover the cost of the room and tax for up to 2 rooms 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.

Pre-approval by the MARAMA Executive Director is needed for alternative or additional support. If alternative or additional support is needed, please contact Sue Dilli for further information at sdilli [at] or 443-901-1882.