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2006 National Air Monitoring Conference

EPA would like to thank everyone that helped make the 2006 National Air Monitoring Conference such a success. Copies of the presentations can be obtained by clicking on the title of the presentation in the agenda below.

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Monday November 6

Network Assessments Air Monitoring Instrumentation - Continuous PM Monitors Air Monitoring Instrumentation- Precursor/Trace Gas/Calibration Systems

Introduction to Network Assessments
Kevin Cavender (EPA, OAQPS)

Analytical Techniques Used for Regional-Scale Network Assessments
Hilary Hafner  (Sonoma Technologies, Inc)

Overview of EPA Region 5 Network Assessment conducted in 2000
Motria Caudil (EPA Region 5)

Summary of PM2.5 Speciation Network Assessment in 2004
Kevin Cavender (EPA, OAPQS)

Purpose and Goals of PM Continuous Program and FEM Status
Tim Hanley (EPA)

Demo of Thermo’s Continuous PM2.5 Monitor
Debbie Bowe (Thermo Electron)

Demo of MetOne’s Continuous PM2.5 Monitor
Dave Gobeli (Met One Instruments, Inc.)

Course Overview, NCore-Related Aspects of the Monitoring Rule, and, OAQPS Activities in Support of NCore Implementation
Lewis Weinstock (EPA, OAQPS)

Technical Support of NCore Site Monitoring Activities
Dennis Mikel (EPA, OAQPS)

Meeting the Quality Objectives of the NCore Monitoring Program
Mike Papp (EPA, OAQPS)

Data Acquisition Considerations in the NCore Monitoring Program
Lewis Weinstock (EPA, OAQPS)

Preparing for the New Meteorological Monitoring Requirements
Dennis Mikel (EPA, OAQPS)
Nealson Watkins (EPA, OAQPS)


Data Validation & Analysis
PM Speciation
Air Monitoring Instrumentation-Precursor/Trace Gas/Calibration Systems

Level 1 Data Validation – Validation at the Grass Roots Level:  One State’s Approach
Paul M. Sierzenga (NYSDEC)

Level 2 Data Validation – Whoops! What the Grass Roots Level Missed
Hilary Hafner (Sonoma Technologies, Inc)

Precursor Gas Data Validation:  Let the data talk!
George Allen (NESCAUM)

Speciation Data Validation and Analysis Tool
Max Peterson (RTI)

SANDWICH:  A Material Balance Approach for PM2.5 Analysis and Quality Control
Neil Frank (EPA, OAQPS)

A Technical Approach for Method Comparison Studies Using STN and IMPROVE Intercomparison Data 
Louise Camalier (EPA, OAQPS)


Purpose & Goals of Continuous Speciation Program
Tim Hanley (EPA, OAQPS)

Thermo 5020 Presentation George Allen (NESCAUM)

George Allen (NESCAUM)

Sunset OC/EC Analyzer
Bob Cary (Sunset Labs)

Thermo MAPP Black Carbon Monitor
Kevin Goohs (Thermo)


Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Rhys Evans – American Ecotech

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
Frank Duckett – Thermo Electron

Nitrogen Oxides (NOY)
David Neuschuler - Teledyne/API

EPA’s Experience in Operating the Burdens Creek Site
Lewis Weinstock (EPA, OAQPS)

Tales from the NCore Pilot Site Operators
James Werner [Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (WA)]
Seth Cloran (Hamilton Co. Env. Svc)
Ryan Auvil (Maryland DE)
Clemente Lopez (Hillsborough County PEC)

Wildfire Session/E-Bam

Note: All presentations are combined into one presentation for Wildfire session.

Project Background
Jim Homolya (EPA, OAQPS)

About Met One, Overview of E-BAM, Questions and Answers
Dave Gobeli (Met One Instruments, Inc.)

About AIRSIS, Overview of Remote Satellite Telemetry System, Questions and Answers
Cole Morton (AIRSIS)

Overview of AIRNow-Tech, AIRNow;Tech features related to E-BAMs; Examples and Demostrations; Questions and Answers - EPA and Sonoma Technology

Tuesday November 7

Welcome and Opening Remarks/Conference Overview
Rich Scheffe, Air Quality Assessment Division, EPA

Dick Valentinetti, STAPPA Monitoring Chair

Overview of the Monitoring Strategy and Regulations
Phil Lorang, Group Leader, Ambient Air Monitoring Group, Air Quality Assessment Division, EPA

Changes to Air Monitoring Regulations – Significance for State and Local Agencies
Lewis Weinstock and Mike Papp, EPA, OAQPS
Panel - Richard Payton (EPA/R8), Charlie Pietarinen (New Jersey), Donovan Rafferty (State of Washington)

Air Monitoring Regulations – Focus on Fine Particles
Tim Hanley and Mark Schmidt, EPA, OAQPS
Panel - Darren Palmer (EPA/R4), Scott Reynolds (South Carolina), Ken Stroud (CARB)

Air Monitoring Regulations – Focus on Coarse Particles
Lewis Weinstock and Tim Hanley, EPA, OAQPS
Panel - Bob Pallarino (EPA/R9), Joe Pisano (Pinal County, Az)

Overview of CASTNET Program
Gary Lear, EPA/CAMD

Overview of NADP Programs
David Gay, IL State Water Survey

IMPROVE - Benefits of a National Monitoring Network  
Marc Pitchford, NOAA

An Analysis of Speciated PM2.5 Data in the MARAMA Region
Bill Gillespie, MARAMA

A Realtime Woodsmoke Indicator
George Allen, NESCAUM

Semi-continuous PM Composition Measurements of the St. Louis - Midwest Supersite  
Jay Turner, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

Semi-continuous Measurements of PM2.5  Carbon in South Bronx, New York: Comparison with Filter Measurements
Jim Schwab, University of Albany

How PAMS Data is Being Used in the South Central U.S. to Address Ozone Pollution Problems
Mark Sather, EPA Region 6

Tracking and Evaluating Air Quality Programs
Ellen Baldridge, Louise Camalier, EPA, OAQPS

Wednesday November 8

Data Acquisition

Air Toxics

Tribal Monitoring

A New Telemetry System, A New Way of Doing Business
Stan Rauh ( Washington State Dept. of Ecology)

OhioTelemetry Upgrades for Automated Systems that Collect and Report Air Quality Data
Chris Galilei (Ohio EPA)

Data Acquisition Upgrades Across the NESCAUM Region
 Pete Babich (CT Dept. of Environmental Protection)
Charles Pietarinen (NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection)

Effective Wireless Data Communications Solutions for Air Monitoring Systems
 Joey Landreneau (Sonoma Technology)

Utilizing Broadband Service for Air Quality Data Acquisition and Remote Site Access
 Joel Cordes (Santa Barbara APCD)
Bob Van Beveren (Santa Barbara APCD)

Vendor Abstracts/Presentations
-- Agilaire - Steve Drevik
-- EcoTech - Rhys Evans
-- Envitech Ltd. - David Farhi
-- IPS MeteoStar - David Vaello

Introduction/Program Overview
 Mike Jones (EPA, OAQPS)

Ambient Air Toxics Methods Development Update
 Jim Homolya (EPA, OAQPS)

Air Toxics Ambient Data Analysis
James Hemby (EPA. OAQPS)

A Preliminary Risk-Based Screening Approach for Air Toxics Monitoring Data Sets
 Ken Mitchell (EPA-RO4)

MinnesotaStatewide Air Toxics Monitoring (SATM) Study
 Kari Schwerin Palmer (MN Pollution Control Agency)

Evaluation of Air Toxics Data to Assess Air Quality – Orange County, FL
Regi Oommen ( ERG)

Portland Oregon Air Toxics Community Assessment Monitoring Project
Greg Lande (Oregon DEQ)

Air Toxics Community Assessment Studies in Spokane, WA
Hal Westberg (WA State University)

Case Study: Diffusion Tube (Passive) Sampling of Air Toxics Across the Chicago Urbanized Area
Mel Schuchardt (IL EPA)

Port of Tampa Air Emissions and Monitoring Equipment Comparison Study
 Debra Price (Hillsborough County EPC)

Austin-Round Rocks Toxics Study
Al Hendler (URS Corp.)

The Denver Air Toxics Assessment – Airing on the Side of Caution
Gregg Thomas & Deb Bain (City & County of Denver, DEH)

Arizona Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project (JATAP)
 Michael Sundblom (AZ DEQ) & Christella Armijo (Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community)

Benzene and VOC Concentrations in Ambient Air in Montreal’s East End: 1989-2004
Anne-Marie Carter (Environment Canada)

A Quantitative Decision-Based Benzene Reduction Plan for Ambient Air in the Houston Region
Loren Raun (Houston Dept. of Health & Human Services)

The Tribal Air Monitoring Support (TAMS) Center and Tribal Air Monitoring Projects
Farshid Farsi (TAMS), Melinda Ronca-Battista (TAMS), Glenn Gehring (CTUIR) 

The Revisions and How They Will Impact Tribal Monitoring Efforts
Norm Beloin (EPA Region 1) 

Tribal Authority Rule (TAR)
Farshid Farsi (TAMS)

Why Tribal Authority?
Glenn Gehring, (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)

Potential Options for Data Submittal
Donovan Rafferty (State of Washington) 

EPA New England R1 Tribal Air Monitoring Program
Norm Beloin (EPA Region 1) 

Cherokee Nation Clean Air Program Overview
Ryan Callison (Cherokee Nation) 

Tribal Air Monitoring in Alaska
Barbara Trost (State of Alaska DEC)

Interagency Collaboration Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project
Christella Armijo (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community)

PM Supersites Program

Summary of Emissions Management Strategy Policy Relevant Findings from EPA’s PM Supersites Program
Paul Solomon (EPA, ORD)

Characterizing Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Mass in St. Louis
Jay R. Turner ( Washington University in St. Louis)

Descriptive Model of  PM Pollution in Baltimore Derived From Analysis of Diurnal Pollutant Behavior and Major PM Episodes at the Ponca St. “Supersite” in 2002
John. Ondov ( Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland)

Character of Baltimore PM as derived from Detailed Characterization of Molecular Organic Source Markers in 3-hr Samples
Wolfgang F. Rogge (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Florida International University)

Particle Concentration and Characteristics Near a Major Freeway With Heavy-duty Diesel Traffic
Michael D. Geller (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California)

New Monitoring Technologies

Web Access and Data Reporting

Quality Assurance

Ambient/Source Technology Integration Program
Jim Homolya (EPA, OAQPS)

Continuous Ammonia Monitoring and Denuder Methods
Jim Schwab (University of Albany)

Evaluation of Long-term and Short-term Ogawa Passive, Photolytic, and Federal Reference Method Sampling Devices for Nitrogen Oxides in El Paso and Houston, TX
Mark Sather (EPA Region  6)

OPSIS Open Path DOAS System
Paul Stenberg (OPSIS)

Methods for Ambient Speciated Mercury Monitoring
Matt Landis (EPA, OAQPS)

Ultrafine Particles—A Pollutant Coming to a Network Near You
Dane Westerdahl (UCLA)

Thermo SHARP PM Monitor
Kevin Goohs (Thermo Electron)
Jay Turner (Washington Univ)

Speciated PMcoarse by Difference:  A Look at a Year of XRF Data in New York City and Niagara Falls, NY
Dirk Felton (NYDEC)

Development of a New TEOM Dichotomous Continuous Particulate Matter Monitor
John Hiss  (Thermo Electron)

Design and Three Years of Field Performance of a Continuous PM Dichotomous Monitor, and its Use to Simultaneously Evaluate PM Coarse/Fine and Optical Black Carbon
John Tisch (Tisch Environmental)

Performance of Continuous PM2.5 Instruments at a Monitoring Site in Ottawa, Canada
Tom Dann (Environment Canada)

AirExplorer – Powerful Web-driven Analytical Tools
Mark Schmidt (EPA, OAQPS)

A Road Map for Air  Data Systems and Tools
Phil Dickerson (EPA,OAQPS)

PM Revisions Impact on AQS
Jonathan Miller (EPA, OAQPS)

AirNow-Tech – A Real-time Data Analysis Resource
Phil Dickerson (EPA, OAQPS)

The Effect of Microbalance Bias on Sample Bias and Precision
Erik Saganic (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency)

Delaware's Data Validation Experience with Continuous PM2.5 Monitors
Betsy Frey (Delaware)

Further Improvements in Portability and Reducing Cost in the Through-the- Probe (TTP) Performance Laboratory Through Design and Implementation of a Compact Alternative
Avit Teitz (EPA Region 2)

International Cooperation on the Implementation of Independent Performance Evaluations in the State of Baja, CA and Mexico City
Mathew Plate, (EPA Region 9)

Updating and Enhancing EPA's Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems (Volume IV): Meteorological Measurements
Dennis Mikel (EPA, OAQPS)

NAATS QA System and Results of the QA Assessment
Dennis Mikel (EPA, OAQPS)

Comparison of CO2 to R-134a in Calibrating Nephelometers
Adam Petrusky (Puget Sound Clean Air Agency)

Inter-laboratory Comparison of Air Toxics Analyses Performed by EPA and State Agencies in Region 5
Motria Caudill (EPA Region 5)

Acrolein Analysis via Canister Samples, (extra discussion)
Roy Heaton (RI Dept. of Health)

Using Selected Halocarbons as In-situ Surrogates to Monitor the Quality of a Volatile Organic Air Toxics Analysis
Motria Caudill (EPA Region 5)

Thursday November 9

CASAC’s Role in Air Monitoring 
Rich Poirot, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Lessons Learned from Katrina
Greg Noah, EPA Region 4 and Ellen Baldridge, EPA, OAQPS

Present and Future Funding Challenges
Beth Craig, Deputy Assistant Administrator, OAR, EPA

Advancing the Science of Air Monitoring:  Research Priorities and New Approaches for Enhancing Monitoring Data
Tim Watkins, EPA, ORD

What’s Next for Monitoring Data Storage and Retrieval?
Phil Dickerson, EPA,OAQPS

Current and Future Monitoring Challenges for Western States
Eric Stevenson, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Current and Future Monitoring Challenges for Eastern States
Pete Babich, CT Dept. of Environmental Protection


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