air quality

45th Annual A&WMA Information Exchange Virtual Conference

December 8, 2020

Please join the Air & Waste Management Association for their annual Information Exchange (virtual conference), December 8-10, 2020.

The conference will feature information exchange, discussion, and solutions from and among industry and regulatory leading experts. This year’s virtual program will cover policy updates, regulatory changes, and research on the latest environmental topics.

U.S. EPA speakers from the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and Office of Research and Development (ORD) will present their latest information on environmental rules, policies, and research on current topics, including:

  • Power Sector Rules – Nick Hutson, EPA/OAQPS
  • Major MACT to Area (MM2A) Reclassifications – Rod Truesdell, EPA/OAQPS
  • RTR Program – Brian Shrager, EPA/OAQPS
  • NSPS Program Overview – Jodi Howard, EPA/OAQPS
  • NAAQS – Pat Dolwick, EPA/OAQPS
  • Summary of EPA’s Current Work with Air Sensors & Satellites – Kristen Benedict and Barron Henderson, EPA/OAQPS
  • New Source Review – Tanya Abrahamian, EPA/OAQPS
  • National Emissions Inventory – Rich Mason, EPA/OAQPS
  • COVID-19 Impact on Air Quality – Liz Naess, EPA/OAQPS
  • PFAS Method Development – Jeff Ryan, EPA/ORD
  • PFAS Modeling – Ben Murphy, EPA/ORD
  • PFAS Incineration – Bill Linak, EPA/ORD
  • Sensor Advancement – Andrea Clements, EPA/ORD
  • Wildfire Smoke Stakeholder Engagement – Amara Holder, EPA/ORD

Additional speakers from industry, NGOs, agencies and academia will share their expertise and the latest solutions for maintaining compliance and reducing environmental impacts, including:

  • North Carolina Division of Air Quality Program Update – Michael Abraczinskas, North Carolina Division of Air Quality
  • Framework for Measurement and Modeling of Multi-pollutant Exposure Assessment – Chris Frey, North Carolina State University

Two panels are also in development on the topics of PFAS and Global Climate Change.

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Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

2020 A&WMA Virtual Conference Begins June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Air & Waste Management Association’s 113th Annual Conference  – “ACE 2020 Gateway to Innovation”, has been transformed into a virtual conference that will begin on June 30.

A&WMA’s ACE 2020 Virtual Conference will allow you to stay up to date on timely and critical topics – all within an online environment that can be accessed from anywhere. The same great information and knowledge in their technical program will be available, with enhanced online features that will allow you to connect with presenters, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.

The ACE 2020 Virtual Conference runs Tuesday, June 30 through Thursday, July 2 with an engaging lineup of scheduled live-streamed sessions each day and hundreds of on-demand presentations that will be available through June 2021.

The Virtual conference will include dozens of livestream events and presentations and numerous on-demand sessions, including the following by SCS professionals:

  • 809664 – Uncertainty EPA has Created with New NSPS XXX and Cf Rules, with Pat Sullivan Gabrielle Stephens, and Cassie Drotman
  • 796213 – An Overview and Next Steps for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, with Ray Huff, Cassie Drotman, and Haley DeLong
  • 799398 – Assessment of Factors that affect Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion of Manhole Shafts, including Dr. Gomathy Iyer
  • 807200 – Air Permitting Challenges for the Commodity Fumigation Industry, featuring Jeff Marshall and Ryan Christman

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Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

Improving Global Air Quality – Perspective in the A&WMA Publication for Young Professionals

April 5, 2018

This article discusses global air quality and how the collaboration between policy-makers and the scientific community can have a continued positive impact on air quality in the U.S. This collaboration has been the primary cause for the improvements observed in air quality over the past few decades.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, such as the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), New Source Review, and Maximum Achievable Control Technology standards, have all had a significant impact on improving air quality by lowering the ambient concentrations of NOX, VOC, CO, SOX, and PM.

Some areas, such as southern California, have committed to working toward electrifying the transportation network, implementing more stringent standards on diesel fuel sulfur content, and encouraging heavier utilization of public transportation.

Read the full article here.

Author: SCS Engineers’ Ryan Christman, M.S., is an air quality engineer and environmental management  information systems specialist with experience in the oil and gas industry and the solid waste industry.  He is just one of SCS’s outstanding Young Professionals.

Posted by Diane Samuels at 8:57 am