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This web site has been archived and will not be updated. Many pages have not been updated since 2009 or earlier. This site will continue to be available and bookmarked links will remain operational. A new WRAP web site is in development. For more information contact:

Tom Moore
WRAP Coordinator
T: (970) 491-8837
tmoore@westar.org


Welcome to the Western Regional Air Partnership
The purpose of the WRAP is to develop data, tools, and policies needed by states and tribes to improve visibility in parks and wilderness areas across the West.

Western Regional Air Partnership

Regional Haze Implementation Plan Status Summary page updated (12/23/09)
The SIP Status page, used to track progress toward the completion of Regional Haze SIPs and FIPs across the WRAP region, has been updated after the December 17, 2009 Implementation WorkGroup call. Below the SIP Status Summary on the front page, there are direct links to the WRAP regional analysis documentation for §308 and §309 of the Regional Haze Rule are available, as well as to a status summary of BART determinations work by the states and EPA. Direct links to the TSS, VIEWS, EDMS, and FETS technical decision support systems are now available at the bottom of the lefthand button bar. Please contact Don Arkell or Lee Gribovicz with questions or to update the SIP or BART status tables.

WRAP BART Clearinghouse
For several years through 2009 the WRAP maintained a BART Clearinghouse and updated that clearinghouse with BART information as States promulgated their individual BART Rules, made preliminary BART determinations, required BART analyses from “Subject to BART” sources, and reviewed those analyses for making decisions on final BART control requirements. As this was a labor intensive effort to gather and summarize this BART information, and as WRAP funding is being reduced, the Implementation Workgroup determined that this effort was more demanding than could be sustained. Thus they gave direction to WRAP staff to “freeze” the BART Clearinghouse with the December 10, 2009 update of the BART Summary Spreadsheet and Detailed Discussion Document. As an alternative, the WRAP is providing website links to the individual State Regional Haze pages and where available, to those States’ BART determination pages, such that interested parties can get BART information directly from the States. The “frozen” December 10th Clearinghouse Update and the new State BART links are accessed from the “SIP Status Summary – BART” link found in the blue banner in the upper left of the WRAP homepage, and reside at the following address: http://www.wrapair.org/forums/ssjf/bart.html.

Materials from November 11, 2009 "Ozone & NOx in the West" Meeting posted (12/2/09)
This meeting provided an introduction to air quality management and planning issues related to the regional components of ozone and nitrogen impacts across the West. Presentation materials are posted on the interactive agenda. Background reading materials are also available. With over 60 attendees, the audience of air quality program managers from both the public and private sectors began discussing and defining future regional work on ozone and nitrogen issues in the West. 4 primary topics were reviewed:

  • Overview of the new WRAP Charter and summary of ongoing regional haze implementation activities;
  • Information on existing health and welfare standards and goals, including status of ongoing federal review processes for ozone, NOx, and other ambient air quality indicators;
  • Monitoring data and trends, network operations, plans for field studies, and analysis efforts for ozone, NOx, ammonia, reactive nitrogen, and VOCs; and
  • Summary information about NOx, ammonia, and VOC emission sources (geographic distribution, source sectors, comparative magnitudes, expected growth and controls through 2018).

Action items and followup materials will be prepared and distributed. Please contact Tom Moore for more information.

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