MARAMA and NESCAUM Regional Haze SIP Training Workshop

April 21 – 22, 2015

 

LOCATION

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
Bureau of Quality Assurance
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3258

NOTE: Participants will need to show a valid photo ID to enter.

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

  • Review the science of regional haze
  • Review upcoming haze SIP requirements
  • Review EPA, FLM and State expectations for SIP submittals
  • Review current and planned technical work products
  • Identify and consider options for setting and consulting on reasonable progress goals and long range strategies

PRESENTATIONS

Presentation Title Speaker Presentation
File
Introduction to MANE-VU and the Science of Visibility Jeff Underhill, NH
Natural and Baseline Conditions/Alternatives Rich Poirot, Vermont
NESCAUM Analysis of Visibility Trends Leiran Biton, NESCAUM
Overview of SIP Elements & Requirements Anne McWilliams, EPA Region 1
Regional Haze SIP Development: Lessons Learned, Key Questions, Next Steps Susan Wierman, MARAMA
ERTAC EGU forecasting tool and the Emissions Modeling Framework Julie McDill, MARAMA
Four Factor Analysis & Long-term Strategy Rob Sliwinski, NY
Consultation process: The “MANE-VU Asks” and State Haze SIPs Paul Miller and Leiran Biton, NESCAUM

 

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 12:30 PM (Registration opens), Workshop is from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 8:00 AM (Registration opens), Workshop is from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

AGENDA (Draft attached)

 

REGISTRATION

Direct link to registration – CLICK HERE

Registration Deadline: April 7, 2015

There is NO registration fee for attending this workshop.

 

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Albany

300 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
Hotel Phone: 518-434-4111

Everyone is responsible for making their own hotel reservations using a credit card either on-line or through Holiday Inn Express Downtown Albany reservations. Sleeping rooms have been reserved under NESCAUM room block. The room block includes the night of April 21, 2015. To book on-line, please go to the attached Holiday Inn Express Downtown Albany website link. To book by phone, please call 1-888-465-4329 and give group name and group code below.

Parking: The parking rate is $5 per day at the Holiday Inn Express. At the NY DEC, about a 1/2 mile away, the parking is $8 per day (private lot across the street).

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS

Group Name: NESCAUM

Group Code: NES

Price: $111.00 (Government per diem rate)

Hotel Registration Deadline: March 25, 2015

Note: Hotel rooms may be cancelled up to 6:00 PM on April 21, 2015.

 

MARAMA SUPPORT AVAILABLE

MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax only for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency for April 21, 2015. Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the meeting location.

NESCAUM will reimburse costs up to $200 per person for up to 2 staff members per NESCAUM member agency staff.

For MARAMA agency staff wanting additional or alternative support, 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, Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt (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.

For NESCAUM agency staff wanting additional or alternative support, requests must be submitted to NESCAUM’s Training Coordinator, Charla Rudisill (crudisill@nescaum.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.