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Northwest Regional Outdoor Air Quality Workshop 2012-resources

The Coalition co-sponsored Northwest Regional Outdoor Air Quality Workshop for Communities in April 2012 with University of Washington Superfund Research Program (UW-SRP) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Region 10.  The Workshop which provided video conference "live links" between Seattle, Portland and Boise was held at EPA in Seattle on April 27th.  Over 40 community members, representing four states, attended the Air Quality Workshop.

Please explore these resources of the Northwest Regional Outdoor Air Quality Workshop!

Agenda of the Workshop is below or at EPA's website here.

Workshop handouts of the Northwest Regional Outdoor Air Workshop can be downloaded from EPA's website at 

Viewing the recordings of the workshop from below.


Northwest Regional Air Quality Workshop for Communities: Sessions

Session 1. Welcome – by EPA, NWTCC, UW-SRP  (Welcome from Co-Sponsors; Objectives for workshop & Agenda; Major concerns identified by participants; and Workshop Case Study)

Session 2. The Federal Role - Dave Bray, USEPA (Regulating Common Air Pollutants: National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and State Implementation Plans (SIPs); Inter-State Air Pollution (including State/Reservation impacts); New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP); Air Permitting – Permits to Construct and Permits to Operate; Mobile Sources; and Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases)

Session 3. Delegated Authorities - (Panel of State and Local authorities; Delegated authorities and prioritization)

Session 4. Getting the Facts – An overview of publicly available data tools -(Air Quality Monitoring and AirNow; National Emission Inventory (NEI); National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA); Greenhouse Gas Inventory; Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI))

Session 5. Strategies for Working Inside & Outside the Box – Community Approaches – by Panel of Community Activists (Federal, state & local regulations: Petitions, Strategies to negotiate “between the laws”, Collaborative agreements with industry,  and Dispute resolution, Local Government; Zoning, Ordinances; Litigation strategies and Strategies for legislative reform)

Session 6. Plenary Session/Wrap-up - Tom Burbacher, UW-SRP,  (Continuing the Dialog & Next Steps and Closing Comments  by EPA, NWTCC, UW- SRP)

Video Recordings:

Videos recordings are separated into 4 parts:

-Part 1 includes Session 1 and 2

-Part 2 includes Session 3,

-Part 3 includes continued Session 3 and 4

-Part 4 includes Session 4, 5 and 6


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