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Air Quality Track and Awards Lunch

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Thursday, December 2, 2004

8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Track Moderator: Tim Hemig, NRG Energy

"U.S. EPA Overview"

* Deborah Jordan, Director, Air Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

"California Air Resources Board Update"

Dr. Alan Lloyd, Chairman, Air Resources Board

* 8-hour Ozone Standard

* 2005 Rule Development

* Emission Reduction Incentive Funding Bill

* Managing the State's Toxics Program

* Agency Priorities

"California Air Pollution Control Officer Association(CAPCOA) Update"

Dick Smith, Air Pollution Control Officer, San Diego Air Pollution Control District

* Managing Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds for All Feasible Measures

* Emissions Reduction Credit Solutions

* NSR Reform

* Meeting Electrical Power Demands (new plants) While Showing Progress Toward State Attainment

* Implementing ARB Land Use Guidelines

"Clearing the Air in California"

Joel Schwartz, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Awards Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Track Moderator: Ron Halik, CP Kelco

Environmental Justice Action Plan/Buffer Zones Panel

"ARB Environmental Justice Action Plan"

Linda Murchison, California Air Resources Board

"Site Specific Assessment"

Joe Lyou, Executive Director, California Environmental Rights Alliance

"Non-Industrial Uses of Industrial Lands"

Margaret Bruce, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group

Trends and Outlooks Panel

Moderated by: Dr. Paul Smokler, Regional Sales Director, ENSR International

"Residual Risk and MACT"

Sara Head, Air Quality Department Manager, ENSR International

Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA is required to implement health-based residual risk standards to address any remaining risk after facilities have installed controls in accordance with the technology-based MACT standards. The EPA has just issued its first residual risk proposal for coke ovens. This presentation will summarize the residual risk process and outline steps to prepare for these new requirements.

"Title V Certification, Renewal and Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM)"

Daniel McGivney, Air Quality Program Supervisor, Eastern Municipal Water District

With the new Title V compliance certification process, non-compliance and agency enforcement take on a whole new urgency. This presentation will discuss various approaches to minimizing enforcement risk. Additionally, this presentation will provide recommended steps for renewing your Title V permit and addressing Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM).

"PM2.5"

Joseph Hower, P.E., DEE, ENVIRON

Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM2.5 have been promulgated at both the national and California level and are currently being implemented. These PM2.5 standards will precipitate new control rules and new source review requirements such as offsets in the federal PM2.5 nonattainment areas. These standards will add a new level of complexity to permitting and compliance. The presentation will provide the status of these standards and address the new regulatory challenges and risks that will accompany PM2.5 regulations.

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