MARAMA’s ONLINE State Implementation Planning (SIP) Training Workshop

May 16 – 17, 2023
May 23 – 24, 2023

MARAMA’S State Implementation Planning (SIP) Training Workshop being held ONLINE over 4 days in May via WebEx. We expect this workshop to be very well attended by agency staff across the country. Here are the workshop’s goals and objectives, as well as, the schedule and topics we are planning to cover.  Review the Agenda, then register for one, two or every day of the workshop! We look forward to your participation!


• 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
• Understand the perspective of other agencies on issues important to your agency


TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2023 (DAY 1)

History of Clean Air Act (CAA) (Valerie Gray, DNREC)
NAAQS Implementation (Michael Gordon, EPA Region 3)
Air Quality Management (Debbie Dutcher Wilson, MARAMA)
EPA & State SIP Processing Flowchart (Linda Longo, EPA Region 2)
SIP Flowcharts (Laura Jennings, WV DEP)
Types of SIPs (Marc Cone, MARAMA)
Overview of Attainment Demonstration – SIP Components (Marc Cone, MARAMA)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 (DAY 2)
DAY 2 TOPICS: Overview of Attainment Demonstration (Designation Process) SIP Components
aka “What do I need to do and why?” Then “How am I supposed to do that?”

Ambient Air Monitoring in SIPs (Christine Robbins & Nick Lazor, PA DEP)
Inventory Roles – Emissions in SIPs (Judy Rand, NJ DEP)
Mobile Sources in SIPs (Debbie Dutcher Wilson, MARAMA)
ERTAC EGU in SIPs (Doris McLeod, VA DEQ)
Emissions Modeling Framework (EMF) (Susan McCusker, MARAMA)
Control Strategy Development (Judy Rand, NJ DEP)
Permitting Requirements (RACT, PSD, NSR) (Marc Cone, MARAMA)
Overview of AQ Modeling for SIPs (Zac Adelman, LADCO)
Overview of Transportation & General Conformity (Thomas Ballou, VA DEQ)
Public Review Process & Input (Thomas Ballou, VA DEQ)
Requirements for Completeness of a SIP (Part 51 Appendix V) (Panel Discussion)

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2023 (DAY 3)
DAY 3 TOPICS (Continued from Day 2): Overview of SIP Components

iSIP Overview (Randy Strait, NC DEQ)
Good Neighbor / Transport SIP (Joseph Jakuta, DC DOEE)
I/M Certification SIPs (Brian Rehn, EPA Reg 3)
RACT Single Source SIP (Linda Longo, EPA Reg 2)
Regional Haze (RH) SIP (Dave Healy, NHDES)
110(l) Demonstration (Randy Strait, NC DEQ)
EPA Draft Guidance on 110(l) – June 2005
What Happens on Attainment Deadline? (Sharon Davis, NJ DEP)
Clean Data Determination (CDD) (Sharon Davis, NJ DEP)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2023 (DAY 4)
DAY 4 TOPICS: The Rest of the SIP Story – Case Studies, Challenges and Regulations

Environmental Justice Initiatives on SIPs
Env Justice Data/Indices (Maggie Kuzemchak and LuAnn Brink, Epidemiology ACHD)
How to Address EJ in SIPs (Jason Maranche, ACHD)
Environmental Justice in New Jersey (Ken Ratzman, NJ DEP)

PM2.5 NAAQS Revision & Impact on SIPs
Allegheny County: Case Study PM2.5 SIP (Jason Maranche, ACHD)
Proposed PM2.5 NAAQS (Nicole Hagan, EPA HQ) (Ken Fradkin, EPA Reg 2)
Tips & Tricks Discussion

To be uploaded soon.

TARGET AUDIENCE: New and experienced SIP planners and other staff from Air agencies.

Questions: please email Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt ( MARAMA’s Training Coordinators.