Day 1: Presentations Speaker Presentation
Clean Air Act History & Structure, Clean Air Act requirements for Attainment Leah Weiss
What is a State Implementation Plan? Leah Weiss
The Role of Monitoring in SIPs, Designations, and Redesignations Nick Lazor, PA DEP
The Role of Inventories in SIPs and Related Policy Issues David Fees, DNREC
The Role and Importance of ERTAC Susan Wierman, MARAMA
General Approach to Identifying Control Strategies Sharon Davis, NJ DEP
RACT as a Control Strategy and SIP Requirement Sean Wenrich, PA DEP
OTC’s NOx Control Compendium Joseph Jakuta, OTC
The Role of Modeling in SIPs Sharon Davis, NJ DEP
Overview of Transportation and General Conformity Thomas Ballou, VA DEQ
Public Processes and Input Thomas Ballou, VA DEQ
Introduction to EPA and SIP Process Improvement Efforts Brian Rehn, EPA Region 3
1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and SIPs Leah Weiss
Federal SIP-Related Actions Leah Weiss
Day 2: Presentations Speaker Presentation
The Role of the SIP Planner Leah Weiss
Other Criteria Pollutant SIPs Leah Weiss
North Carolina’s Boundary Recommendations for SO2 NAAQS Sushma Masemore, NC DENR
Maintenance Planning in Attainment Areas Thomas Ballou, VA DEQ
Regional Haze SIP Planning Joseph Jakuta, OTC
111d State Plans in General and New Requirements for Incinerators Mike Gordon, EPA Region 3
SIP Planning Implications of NAAQS Update Cycle Susan Wierman, MARAMA
“Quantifiable, Surplus, Enforceable, & Permanent” in SIP Planning and Air Quality Leah Weiss
Anti-Backsliding Requirements/Section 110(I) Sushma Masemore, NC DENR
Transport Susan Wierman, MARAMA & Leah Weiss
CSAPR and CSAPR Updates Susan Wierman, MARAMA
General Discussion on How to Deal with Transport Danny Wong, NJ DEP
How to Submit a SIP (Subpart F and Appendix V Requirements) Gavin Huang, EPA Region 3
Designation Process: Requirements and Historical Perspective Joe Schulingkamp, EPA Region 3
Updated NAAQS: Revocation and Impacts on SIPs & SIP Planning Emlyn Velez-Rosa, EPA Region 3
Regional Consistency and Downwind Impacts Sharon Davis, NJ DEP
Alternative Ways of Developing SIP through Multi-Pollutant Planning; Barriers & Possibilities Leah Weiss

SIP Training Course and Workshop Objectives

  • Understand the legal basis and requirements for air quality state implementation plans
  • Understand where to find information you need to prepare your SIP
  • Gain information from experienced planners from EPA and the MARAMA region on best practices for preparing state implementation plans
  • Gain experience in presenting information about your program and issues
  • Understand the perspective of other agencies on issues important to your agency

Target Audience: New and experienced SIP planners and other new technical staff from MARAMA member agencies.
Agenda | Clean Air Act Table of Contents | Glossary of Acronyms

Introduction to SIP Planning

  • Statutory Framework and Regulatory Requirements
  • Key SIP Planning Tasks
  • Data Sources and Resources (monitoring, modeling, inventory brief overview)
  • Work Products and Requirements for Submittals, Sanctions, Conformity, Re-designations

Key SIP Issues for the MARAMA Region

  • Transport SIPs: status, issues, next steps
  • What is RACT/RACM, and how much consistency is there? What other measures are needed?
  • Ozone and PM and SO2 Attainment SIPs: status, issues, next steps
  • Regional Haze SIPs: opportunity for consultation about Class I areas in NJ, WV, VA, NC
  • Issues related to plans required under Sections 111 and 129 of the Clean Air Act