Fire Emissions Tracking System (FETS) Project Meeting
August 31-September 1, 2009, Boise, ID
Meeting Agenda: PDF or DOC
Attendees List (in-person & phone): PDF or DOC
Teleconference Information: Phone (866) 206-0240, Access Code 839702
- Review and discuss FETS operations 2008 through 2010;
- Discuss and review FETS contractor support activities
- Discuss collaborative extramural fire emissions projects involving the FETS; and
- Roundtable update on Fire and Smoke Emissions Management and Planning.
Notes & Action Items:
(Related meeting documents will be linked as they become available.)
|Monday, August 31, 2009
Welcome, Introduction, and Agenda Review (Mark Fitch)
FETS Operations 2008-09 Status Report PDF (2.6 MB) or PPT (3 MB) (Matt Mavko & Dave Randall)
- Status Report – data acquisition; development; training.
- Features List – what’s “in” and what is (still) “out”.
- Case Studies: FETS lessons learned, problems fixed, etc.
- Report on Findings: How well did FETS do in “automatically” generating a “Level 1” emissions inventory?
WRAP Activities Overview (Tom Moore)
- Active projects during 2009-10
- Activities Overview Presentation PDF or PPT
- WRAP 2010 funding needs and resources for basic operation of technical support for jurisdictions in the WRAP region PDF or DOC
- 2010 CalNex “Expansion to the Downwind WRAP Region” Survey Outline PDF or DOC
- Revised WRAP Charter draft PDF or DOC
FETS Operations/Contractor Activities for 9/2009 through 12/2010
Proposed FETS Operations/Contractor Activities to support Regional Coordination (Matt/Dave)
- Reconciling differences in burn approval deadline times.
- "Coordinate Better on Coordination" PDF or PPT
- Data collection and processing for regional day-to-day coordination
- ClearSky Reruns for Accomplished Agricultural Burning PDF or PPT (3.6 MB)
- Training and user support
Smoke Manager and Air Quality User Needs from FETS for Retrospective Air Quality Analyses & Development of Implementation Plans
- Process for 2008 NEI fire emissions data reporting PDF or PPT (overview by Matt)
- General requirements (when, whom, what, etc.).
- Review timelines for emissions QA/QC (state Rx vs. EPA-statistically based Rx)
- Discussion of state, tribal, local, and federal agencies’ needs
- Maricopa County 2008 Wildfire Emissions White Paper PDF or DOC
- QA and Advanced Data Processing for subsequent regional analyses (Tom)
- Support and participation in extramural collaborative projects
- Collaborative fire emissions analysis and inventory (CFEAI) pilot project
||Adjourn for the Day.
|Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Agenda Review (Mark)
USFS Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC) functions/capabilities (Brad Quayle) PDF 4 MB) or PPT (4.5 MB)
Collaborative fire emissions analysis and inventory (CFEAI) pilot project integrating Ground-based and Remote Sensing data (Tom) PDF (5.4 MB) or PPT (6.6 MB)
Discussion of CFEAI Project - Smoke Manager/Air Quality User Needs and FETS Contractor Support Activities in 2009-10 (All)
Lunch (on your own)
Fire and Smoke Emissions Management by Federal and State Agencies – roundtable discussion (All)
WRAP-up objectives of this discussion include:
- Identify needs and desired changes (FETS functions, reporting functions, others);
- Describe how FETS tools are/have been applied; coordination; et cetera; and
- Update recent changes to fire/smoke management practices and programs.
- 2009 Fire Season to date
- Fall/Winter 2009 through Spring 2010 Prescribed Fire Activities
- Fire Management Planning for Insect Kill, Carbon Storage, & Climate Change effects
- Smoke Management Planning affected by these issues, resources, legislation, et cetera
- Other topics?
Conference call/meeting schedule for FETS Project Management (All)
||Adjourn and homeward bound