Please join us for MARAMA’s Monitoring Committee Training Workshop, scheduled for December 4-7, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA. We are excited to have Sean Nolan, PA DEP, Chair the event again this year!

REGISTER NOW!

2023 MARAMA MONITORING COMMITTEE “HYBRID” TRAINING WORKSHOP

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS: IN-PERSON (December 4-7, 2023) or VIRTUAL (December 5-7, 2023)

TRAINING WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

This training workshop will include: roundtable discussions with member agencies; updates from EPA Region III and OAQPS; and presentations from invited speakers. Participants will share their experience meeting challenges with new air quality monitoring technology, updated data analysis and quality assurance methods, and revised regulatory requirements.

DRAFT AGENDA (will be available in the near future)

DAILY SCHEDULE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2023 – TRAINING TRACKS (IN-PERSON ONLY)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Training Track 1 – Field Operations Training: Details to follow
(Westinghouse Meeting Room)
Training Track 2 – Data Validation Training: Details to follow
(Foster Meeting Room)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2023 – TRAINING WORKSHOP (IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL OPTIONS)
(Salon E Meeting Room)
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker
EPA OAQPS and Regional Office Overview
Quality Assurance
2023 PAMS Implementation

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2023 – TRAINING WORKSHOP (IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL OPTIONS)
(Salon E Meeting Room)
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Program Updates (CASTNET, IMPROVE, EPA AirNow, AQS/AirNow Consolidation)
2023 Domestic and International Events
Agency Roundtable Discussion
Pointers, Ploys, and Procedures

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2023 – TRAINING WORKSHOP (IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL OPTIONS)
(Salon E Meeting Room)
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Air Sensor Studies
Campaign Updates and Future Projects
Workshop Wrap-up

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY VIA TEAMS (December 5-7, 2023)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Note: Registrants attending virtually will receive an auto-generated email with a single link to access each day of the workshop.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND IN-PERSON (December 4-7, 2023)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2023

LOCATION
DoubleTree by Hilton

Pittsburgh Green Tree
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

NOTE: MARAMA agency members, EPA, and invited guests have priority for in-person registration.  Others wanting to attend in-person may inquire with MARAMA if there is availability.  The virtual attendance option is open to other regulatory agencies with MARAMA consent.

NOTE FOR MARAMA MEMBER AGENCY STAFF ATTENDING IN-PERSON: Please contact your agency’s Training Coordinator or MARAMA Training, training@marama.org for details regarding hotel reservations and MARAMA’s offer of lodging support (Details regarding MARAMA’s offer of support for MARAMA member agency staff is outlined within the IN-PERSON registration form).

REGISTRATION FEES: There is NO registration fee to attend this workshop for state and local employees and invited non-Federal speakers.

There is a registration fee for Federal Employees attending IN-PERSON (including Federal employee speakers). Please reference the FEES within the registration form (link above).

QUESTIONS: Please contact MARAMA Training, training@marama.org or Sharon Ray, sray@marama.org