STATISTICS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE OF MONITORING DATA
cO-SPONSORED BY MARAMA AND US EPA REGION 3
April 3 – 4, 2017
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Shenandoah Room 104
William Shuart, MS, has taught this course many times. He teaches Environmental Applications of Geographic Information Systems and other courses at Virginia Commonwealth University. EPA Region 3 staff will also present case studies and be available to interact with students to explain how and when EPA uses state/local air quality data.
The course will begin promptly at 1 pm on April 3, 2017 and continue through mid-afternoon on April 4. Students must complete pre- and post-course examinations on the subject matter in order to receive certificates of completion. Students are expected to bring lap top computers capable of connecting to the internet to the course (i.e., with a browser and the ability to connect to external web sites).
Staff from MARAMA state and local air monitoring programs and EPA Region 3 who are responsible for Quality Assurance of air quality data.
- Be able to select appropriate statistical techniques and apply them to analyze air quality data.
- Understand what needs to be done to prepare data sets for analysis.
- Understand the relationship between data quality objectives, data verification, data validation, and quality assurance.
- Understand how and when EPA will assess and use your data.
— Know your data
— Data validation and verification
— Introduction to statistics
— Descriptive statistics
— Probability models
— Analysis of variance
— Regression analysis
— Overview of DART tool
— Comparing means and paired samples
— Process control and process capability
— Case studies
Please register on-line at www.APTI-learn.net by March 10, 2017.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES will be admitted on a space-available basis, if pre-registered, and will be charged a fee (to be determined) to attend this course. Once you receive confirmation of your registration (by March 10th), please send payment to the following address and reference Statistics for QA Monitoring on the check (please make checks payable to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, Inc.):
Attn: Sharon Ray
8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 636
Towson, MD 21286
Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center-City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(2 blocks from the U.S. EPA, Region 3 offices)
Room Rate:$149.00 (plus 15.5% tax)
On-line Reservation Link: Click Here
Reservations by Phone: Call 1-800-362-2779 (Please reference MARAMA when making your reservation)
Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 20, 2017
Parking Rate (hotel): $53.00 per night
Other Parking Options:
Complimentary breakfast and free WiFi in guest rooms
Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.
MARAMA SUPPORT AVAILABLE
MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax (April 3rd) for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency. Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not offered to those who live within 50 miles of the course location. If additional or alternative support is needed, 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, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt or Sue Dilli (firstname.lastname@example.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.