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Technical Oversight Committee : Meetings & Calls

Workshop on Monitoring & Data for Regional Analysis
May 15-16, 2008, Chandler, AZ

Agenda and 2008 Technical Workshops Plan: PDF or DOC
Meeting Logistics

Purpose:

  1. Address plans for conducting monitoring and applying those data for the 2009-12 time frame - monitoring methods, network operations, and data analysis activities;
  2. Review completeness and gaps in ozone, PM, haze, mercury, and nitrogen deposition data
  3. Identify opportunities for integrated applications of monitoring data:
    1. Tracking improvements in visibility/reductions in regional haze;
    2. Attainment status - analyses of source regions and areas violating health standards;
    3. Quantifying welfare/ecosystem impacts for remote/rural areas; and
    4. Needed analyses of impacts and sources.
  4. Discuss needs, time frames, and costs for tracking and trends
  5. Determine monitoring and analysis needs to support regional analyses Results: Report with key deliverables and projects needed in 2009-12 timeframe – preparation and workshop support from WRAP staff and TSS project team

Interactive Agenda

Thursday, May 15th
8:00 am

Plenary - Welcome/Purpose/Introductions – overview of one-atmosphere approach of this workshop

Presentation PDF or PPT

8:30

Monitoring in the West Overview PDF (4.3 MB)or PPT (12 MB)
Bill Malm, National Park Service

Presentation

  • What do we measure well?
  • What do we think we measure well and really do not?
  • What are not measuring, and what are important indicators to measure for air quality planning?
  • What are the opportunities for more coordinated monitoring efforts to address gaps/limitations?
10:00 Break
10:15

Current Monitoring Activities & Networks in the Western United States PDF (2 MB) or PPT (6 MB)

  • Marc Pitchford, NOAA & IMPROVE Steering Committee chair
  • Bruce Louks, Idaho DEQ & WESTAR Monitoring Committee chair
  • Lewis McLeod, NTEC & WRAP Co-Director
  • Monitoring of air quality indicators
  • Ozone, PM, haze, mercury and nitrogen deposition, CO2
  • Meteorological monitoring – all sources - Aloft monitoring
  • Ozonesondes, satellites, other routine efforts
  • Reference document: Perspectives on Measurement Systems, Rich Scheffe, EPA OAQPS
11:45

Lunch break - on your own

1:00 pm

Examples of data analysis work

  • IMPROVE Monitoring Data Representativeness Analysis for Tribal Lands
    • Phase I - Mark Green, Desert Research Institute PDF or PPT
    • Phase II – Dave DuBois, Desert Research Institute PDF or PPT
  • Ammonia Monitoring & Analysis in the Upper Green River Basin – John Molenar, Air Resource Specialists (presented by Joe Adlhoch) PDF (3.5 MB) or PPT (3.5 MB)
  • Ozone Transport/Formation Analyses for Las Vegas & Boise - Mark Green and Dave DuBois

Estimating local versus regional contributions to tropospheric ozone: An example case study for Las Vegas PDF (3 MB) or PPT (4 MB)

The Boise Experiment PDF (1.2 MB) or PPT (1.5 MB)

  • Joint or single analysis of air quality indicators from one or more monitors
  • Ozone, PM, haze, mercury, and nitrogen deposition
  • Integration of air quality analysis with meteorological and climatological data
  • Integration of aloft monitoring data into analyses of ground-based station data
  • Source apportionment for determining air pollution controls
2:45 Break
3:00

Using monitoring & data analysis methods to assess the NAAQS & Regional Haze in the West

White Paper: Monitoring Data Sets and Analysis Tools for the VIEWS/TSS Web Sites PDF (1 MB)

White Paper: Revised 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS & Implications for the West (to be added)

  • Assessing Ozone NAAQS Attainment – Tom Moore, WRAP
    Presentation: Revised EPA Ozone Standard – Effects in the West PDF (3.6 MB) or PPT (6.2 PPT)
  • Examples of Multi-Pollutant Visualization & Analysis in the VIEWS/TSS System – Joe Adlhoch, ARS
    Presentation: Monitoring Data Sets and Analysis Tools for the VIEWS/TSS Web Sites PDF (1 MB) or PPT (2 MB)
  • EPA National Monitoring Program Activities Report – Rich Scheffe, EPA OAQPS
    Presentation: Merging Space, Time, Chemistry and Environmental Media: Monitoring Challenges PDF (4.5 MB) or PPT (9.3 MB)
  • Joint or single analysis of air quality indicators from one or more monitors
  • Ozone, PM, haze - Air quality analysis with meteorological, climatological, and aloft monitoring data into analyses of groundbased station pollution monitoring data
4:30 Plenary – WRAP-up and plans for next day’s sessions
5:00 Adjourn for the day
Friday, May 16th
8:00 am

Plenary – agenda review, goals for the day

  • Scorecards for Breakout Sessions PDF or PPT
  • Discussion Groups' Questions PDF or DOC
8:15 Breakout sessions #1 – discussion leaders in bold
Lewis McLeod - integrating state, tribal, and federal monitoring needs with monitoring requirements – collection, sites, operations, reporting Steve Arnold - defining needed analyses of monitoring data to support regional air quality analysis and management efforts Bob Palzer - identifying applications of available regional monitoring data and analyses for other air pollution concerns
9:30

Plenary – breakout session reports by discussion leaders

10:00

Break

10:15 Breakout sessions #2 – discussion leaders in bold
Marc Pitchford – defining the regional level of effort and projects are needed for ozone and PM NAAQS monitoring and data analysis 2009-12 John Vimont – defining the regional level of effort and projects are needed for regional haze and critical loads monitoring and data analysis 2009-12 Julie Simpson – defining the regional level of effort and projects are needed for monitoring and data analysis of fugitive sources and smoke impacts 2009-12
11:15

Plenary – breakout session reports by discussion leaders

11:45

Lunch break - on your own

1:00 pm

Plenary – overall review findings of breakout sessions

2:15 Next steps on 2008 WRAP technical and planning workshops and developing a 2009 workplan PDF or PPT
3:00 Adjourn
 

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