MARAMA and NESCAUM Regional Haze SIP Training Workshop
April 21 – 22, 2015
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
Bureau of Quality Assurance
Albany, NY 12233-3258
NOTE: Participants will need to show a valid photo ID to enter.
|Introduction to MANE-VU and the Science of Visibility||Jeff Underhill, NH|
|Natural and Baseline Conditions/Alternatives||Rich Poirot, Vermont|
|NESCAUM Analysis of Visibility Trends||Leiran Biton, NESCAUM|
|Overview of SIP Elements & Requirements||Anne McWilliams, EPA Region 1|
|Regional Haze SIP Development: Lessons Learned, Key Questions, Next Steps||Susan Wierman, MARAMA|
|ERTAC EGU forecasting tool and the Emissions Modeling Framework||Julie McDill, MARAMA|
|Four Factor Analysis & Long-term Strategy||Rob Sliwinski, NY|
|Consultation process: The “MANE-VU Asks” and State Haze SIPs||Paul Miller and Leiran Biton, NESCAUM|
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 12:30 PM (Registration opens), Workshop is from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 8:00 AM (Registration opens), Workshop is from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
AGENDA (Draft attached)
Direct link to registration – CLICK HERE
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2015
There is NO registration fee for attending this workshop.
HOTEL ROOM BLOCK
Albany, NY 12207
Hotel Phone: 518-434-4111
Everyone is responsible for making their own hotel reservations using a credit card either on-line or through Holiday Inn Express Downtown Albany reservations. Sleeping rooms have been reserved under NESCAUM room block. The room block includes the night of April 21, 2015. To book on-line, please go to the attached Holiday Inn Express Downtown Albany website link. To book by phone, please call 1-888-465-4329 and give group name and group code below.
Parking: The parking rate is $5 per day at the Holiday Inn Express. At the NY DEC, about a 1/2 mile away, the parking is $8 per day (private lot across the street).
Group Name: NESCAUM
Group Code: NES
Price: $111.00 (Government per diem rate)
Hotel Registration Deadline: March 25, 2015
Note: Hotel rooms may be cancelled up to 6:00 PM on April 21, 2015.
MARAMA SUPPORT AVAILABLE
MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax only for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency for April 21, 2015. Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the meeting location.
NESCAUM will reimburse costs up to $200 per person for up to 2 staff members per NESCAUM member agency staff.