December 6-8, 2016



6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770


This training workshop will include: roundtable discussions with member agencies; updates from EPA Region(s), OAQPS; and presentations from invited speakers.



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: lunch presentation and workshop

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: workshop

Thursday, December 8, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: workshop



Presentation Title Speaker Presentation
Developing Future Air Quality Observing Strategies Dr. James Crawford
Discussion of New Requirements for Enhanced Ozone Monitoring Lew Weinstock, OAQPS
Preparing for Conversations about Personal Air Sensors Megan Green, Mecklenburg County AQ
Monitoring for Sulfur Dioxide using Sensor Technology Lori Cherry, NCDENR
The Effect of Changing Air Chemistry on Air Quality Joel Dreessen, MDE
2016: Ozone Season Review James Boyle, MDE
New Tools on Perspectives for Air Quality Forecasting and Analysis Amy Huff, Penn State University
Efforts to Assess the Impact of Oil and Gas Operations on Air Quality Emily McClain, ORISE
EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Ambient Monitoring Update Lew Weinstock, OAQPS
EPA Region 3 Monitoring Updates Alice Chow, EPA Region 3
Discussion of Air Toxics Monitoring – NATTS Update Lew Weinstock, OAQPS
New Requirements for Exceptional Events Rules Kia Hence, EPA Region 3
Discussion on PM2.5 Continuous Matter Performance Luis Lim, NJ DEP
Discussion on PM2.5 Continuous Matter Performance Lew Weinstock



Direct Link to training workshop registration: Register Here

Registration Deadline: November 28, 2016

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 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.

NOTE: There will be a separate registration process for MARAMA’s Board of Directors’ Meeting.


6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

Reservations: Click here to make your On-line Reservation

Room Rate: $182.00 plus tax

Hotel Reservation Deadline: November 28, 2016

Complimentary Parking and Breakfast are included!



MARAMA will offer support for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights, if needed (December 6th and 7th). Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel.

Additional support is available upon request for scheduled speakers and for Air Directors wishing to attend the workshop. Any attendee who lives within 50 miles of the course location who believes overnight support is necessary must request specific approval and provide justification.

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 (swierman@marama.org), as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt and Sue Dilli (training@marama.org), 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.