MARAMA 2016 Clean Power Plan Training Workshop

Dates: February 23 – 24, 2016

Workshop Location

The Radnor Hotel

591 East Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087 (about 20 miles west of Philadelphia)




Workshop Description

This 2-day workshop will help states better understand how to comply with the requirements of EPA’s Clean Power Plan rules and explore the pros and cons of various approaches.  The intended audience is MARAMA Air Directors and state agency staff who have already developed a basic understanding of the requirements of the Clean Power Plan and who are looking for a deeper dive into key issues facing the Mid-Atlantic region.

The agenda will include expert presentations as well as time for discussion among EPA and MARAMA agency managers and staff working to implement the Clean Power Plan.  We expect EPA Regions 2, 3, and 4 and headquarters staff will be represented as well as State and Local Air Directors and staff.  A limited number of outside experts will be invited to participate in the program, and there will be opportunities for states to present their views and experiences.

Topics will include

–  State perspectives and issues
–  Implications of options for CPP implementation
–  Interfaces between rate- and mass-based options and between
RGGI states and others
–  Comments EPA received on proposed Model Rules and the use
of model rules in state plans
–  Monitoring, record keeping, and reporting – transitioning from RECs to ERCs
–  Consistency among EPA regional offices
–  The Clean Energy Incentive Program
–  What’s required for states to demonstrate compliance

Any potential attendees who are new to the subject are encouraged to review introductory materials on EPA’s website and other resources prior to the meeting.  Some useful links are listed here:


February 23, 2016  10:00 AM – 5:30 PM    CPP Training Workshop
February 24, 2016    8:00 AM – 5:30 PM     CPP Training Workshop
February 24, 2016    6:30 PM – 9:00 PM     MARAMA Board Dinner Meeting
February 25, 2016    8:30 AM – 1:00 PM     MARAMA Board of Directors Meeting



Direct Link to meeting registration:  Register Here

Registration Deadline:  February 11, 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 workshop.  Attendance is limited to registered MARAMA members, EPA, and invited experts.



The Radnor Hotel 
591 East Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087  (about 20 miles west of Philadelphia)

Room Rate: $101.00 plus tax

Reservations by Phone: 800-537-3000 (Note: Ask for MARAMA group room block)

Complimentary Parking and Self-Serve Breakfast

Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 3, 2016


Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the workshop location.  For others, MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency for the night of February 23, 2016 if needed.  If an additional night is needed due to travel time, please request additional support as noted below.

Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel unless additional support is requested before the event by the MARAMA agency’s Air Director (or their designee) via email to MARAMA’s Executive Director, Susan Wierman, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt and Sue Dilli (  A list of the type of support needed, an estimate of additional costs, and the reason for the support are essential to include.