AQCCES Quarterly Call Materials

Below are a copy of the slides as well as the two-pager on FHWA’s Alt Fuels Corridors:

AQCCES Slides
Two-Pager on FHWA’s Alt Fuels Corridors

Additionally, please see below for information regarding a new article from the Near-Road AQ Pooled Fund and an EPA Training on Project Level Quantitative PM Hot-Spot Analyses.

The Near-Road AQ Pooled Fund has a new article published. Until June 3 the article can be accessed for free at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231018302280, look for “download pdf” near the top of the page.

EPA Training: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Transportation and Air Quality Transportation and Climate Division; Project Level Training for Quantitative PM Hot-Spot Analyses

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality has updated its training course on completing quantitative PM hot-spot analyses according to EPA’s “Transportation Conformity Guidance for Quantitative Hot-spot Analyses in PM2.5 and PM10 Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas” (the PM Hot-spot Guidance), and will be offering an in-person training.

Where:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
When:   June 26-28, 2018, (June 26 and 27, 8:00 AM ? 5:00 PM; June 28, 8:00 AM ? 12:00 PM)
Cost:      Free
Contact: Laura Berry, [email protected]

This three-day course provides detailed, hands-on instruction on how to complete a quantitative PM hot-spot analysis in accordance with EPA’s guidance. This course is geared towards state and local agency staff who will be completing these analyses, as well as those who may be reviewing, approving, or otherwise assessing hot-spot analyses. Previous modeling experience is not necessary, although familiarity with MOVES and air quality dispersion modeling may be helpful.  The course includes class discussion and numerous hands-on exercises, including a hypothetical project that will be carried through the course as an example of a quantitative PM hot-spot analysis.

The course includes the following topics:

  1. An overview of the PM Hot-spot Guidance;
  2. Using MOVES at the project level for PM hot-spot analyses;
  3. Selecting an air quality model, data, and placing air quality modeling receptors;
  4. Using the AERMOD dispersion model for a hot-spot analysis;
  5. Using the CAL3QHCR dispersion model for a hot-spot analysis (note: this module will not be presented at in-person trainings)
  6. Estimating background concentrations; and
  7. Calculating design values.

An agenda for this course is available.  As most elements of the course build on each other, participants should be prepared to attend the entire class to obtain the full benefits of any in-person training.

There is no charge for this course.  Please see EPA?s PM hot-spot training web page for course participant expectations.  Please use the contact information above to register, or if you need further information that is not provided on the web page.

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