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Initiatives Oversight Committee: Meetings & Calls

IOC Meeting to Examine Possible Western NOx Strategy
July 28th - 29th, 2003, Denver, CO

This meeting, hosted by the WRAP Initiatives Oversight Committee (IOC), is a first step toward examining possible strategies to address NOx emissions in the West. The agenda will center around two main issues:

1) A review and discussion of information on the sources of NOx emissions (geographic distribution, source sectors, current emissions, emission trends, etc.), and

2) A review and discussion of information on the environmental impacts of NOx emissions in the West.

Once we have covered these issues, we will discuss next steps for this effort. While the IOC will direct this review, the meeting is open to all interested WRAP members and the process will be structured to ensure ample opportunity for input and participation by all stakeholders.

Following up on the discussions at the April Board Meeting regarding Clear Skies and other proposals for federal multi-pollutant legislation, the IOC agreed that it would be helpful to initiate a NOx review over the summer and to bring additional information to the Board for consideration at the October 14-15 meeting.

This IOC process may yield recommendations that are helpful for providing Western input on the various legislative proposals to address multiple pollutants from electric utilities. In any case, we expect that the process will generate valuable information since all Western states and tribes will have to address NOx in the next round of regional haze plans.

Please note that the start time on the first day has been moved up to 9:00 am.


Sponsored by the Western Regional Air Partnership’s
Initiatives Oversight Committee
Adam’s Mark Hotel, Denver
Silver Room

List of Attendees DOC

Monday, July 28

9:00 Welcome and Introductions (Rick Sprott, Utah)

9:20 Western NOx Sources & Trends (Patrick Cummins, WGA) PPT (0.3 MB) and (Lee Alter, WGA) PPT (0.2 MB)

10:45 Break

11:00 NOx Impacts on Visibility in Class I Areas (John Vimont, National Park Service) PPT (17 MB)

12:00 Lunch (provided)

12:45 NOx Impacts in the West (Paulette Middleton, Panorama Pathways)

  • Report PDF (7.3 MB)
  • Presentation PDF (7.8 MB)

2:30 Break

2:45 Ozone Issues in Western States (Western State Representatives)

  • AZ - Ira Domsky PPT (0.8 MB)
  • CO - Steve Arnold PPT (0.5 MB)
  • NM - Andy Berger PPT (0.5 MB)
  • OR - Annette Liebe PPT (0.2 MB)
  • UT - Rick Sprott PPT (0.3 MB)
  • WY - Dan Olson PPT (4.2 MB)

4:00 Nitrate Replacement Research (Jeff Collett, Colorado State University) PPT (23 MB)

5:00 Adjourn

Tuesday, July 29

8:30 NPS Ozone Concerns for the West (Ellen Porter, National Park Service) PPT (8.9 MB)

9:15 Nitrogen Deposition and Effects (Jill Baron, USGS) PPT (8.9 MB)

  • Nitrogen Emissions, Deposition, and Monitoring in the Western United States PDF (0.6 MB)
  • Ecosystem Response to Nitrogen Deposition in the Colorado Front Range PDF (0.4 MB)
  • Differences in Englemann Spruce Forest Biogeochemistry East and West of the Colorado Continental Divide PDF (0.2 MB)

10:15 Break

10:30 Open for additional presentations

12:00 Lunch (not provided)

1:00 Meeting Review and Discussion of Next Steps (IOC)

4:00 Adjourn


Patrick Cummins
Western Governors' Association
T: (970) 884-4770
M: (970) 799-0970
F: (303) 534-7309

Detailed Location & Lodging Information

Adam's Mark Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, Colorado 80202

Reservation telephone number: 1-800-444-2326 or 303-893-3333.
Please refer to "WRAP" in order to get the $112.00 gov't rate .
Room block cut-off is July 13. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be subject to availability.

Transportation To/From Airport

Super shuttle is recommended between Denver Int'l Airport and the Adam's Mark Hotel. The charge is $18.00 one way, $32.00 round trip. Super shuttle is located on the baggage claim level at DIA. Super Shuttle picks up at the Adam's Mark every 15 minutes going back to DIA between the hours of 4:30am and 6:00pm. Travel time is approximately 45 minutues to an hour.


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