MOVES3 Notice of Availability

EPA has published in today’s Federal Register the Official Release of the MOVES3 Motor Vehicle Emissions Model for SIPs and Transportation Conformity:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-01-07/pdf/2021-00023.pdf

This action serves as the MOVES3 Notice of Availability, and starts a two-year transportation conformity grace period for use of the MOVES3 model that ends on January 9, 2023.

EPA announces final decision on review of the Ozone standard

On December 23, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its decision to retain, without changes, the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

A copy of the pre-publication manuscript and a fact sheet are available at the link below:

https://www.epa.gov/ground-level-ozone-pollution/final-decision-retain-ozone-national-ambient-air-quality-standards

EPA announces final decisions on review of the Particulate Matter standards

Based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) review of the air quality criteria and the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM), the Administrator has reached final decisions on the primary and secondary PM NAAQS. With regard to the primary standards meant to protect against fine particle exposures (i.e., annual and 24-hour PM2.5 standards), the primary standard meant to protect against coarse particle exposures (i.e., 24-hour PM10 standard), and the secondary PM2.5 and PM10 standards, the EPA is retaining the current standards, without revision.

The final decision was signed on December 4, 2020.

A link to the pre-publication manuscript: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-12/documents/frl-10018-11_12_4_2020_admin.pdf

We do not yet have a publication date, but will do our best to keep you posted on that. We also invite you to check the Federal Register public inspection site – this link shows what will publish in today’s Federal Register: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/current

MOVES3 Posted on EPA Website

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is pleased to announce the web posting of the latest version of the MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator, MOVES3.  This state-of-the-science upgrade to EPA’s modeling tools replaces the MOVES2014 series of models as EPA’s latest model for estimating air pollution emissions from cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses, as well as many categories of nonroad equipment.  Compared to the previous MOVES2014 modeling tool, MOVES3 allows users to model the benefits from new regulations promulgated since MOVES2014 was released, incorporates the latest vehicle and emissions data, and has improved functionality.  EPA will be publishing a Federal Register notice to announce the availability of MOVES3 for official purposes.

The MOVES web page (https://www.epa.gov/moves) is the source for MOVES3 software as well as a detailed “Question and Answer” document, MOVES Policy Guidance, MOVES Technical Guidance, technical reports that document the data and algorithms used in MOVES3, tools for use with MOVES, and information on MOVES training.

Tomorrow @ 3pm CDT – Reopening Our Cities – “E-Delivery Challenges in Reopening Our Cities”

NUTC Asynchronous Virtual Roundtable | Reopening Our Cities 3
“E-Delivery Challenges in Reopening Our Cities”

Cities are resilient. They adjust and adapt, but remain the center of economic, social and cultural activity. The virtual cloud is no substitute. As life resumes cautiously in most parts of the country, individual mobility levels are returning to pre-COVID levels. What challenges lie ahead for e-delivery and e-fulfillment processes as cities reopen?

Please join NUTC on Thursday, July 23rd at 3pm CDT for the third in our ‘Reopening Our Cities’ series of asynchronous virtual roundtables (AVR), “E-Delivery Challenges in Reopening Our Cities,” co-hosted with Northwestern’s Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. This AVR moderated by NUTC’s director, Professor Hani S. Mahmassani, will feature Mike Brennan of Farmer’s Fridge, Vignesh Ganapathy of Postmates Inc., and Susan Sweat of FedEx Express.

NUTC’s new Reopening Our Cities AVRs feature transportation industry professionals working toward the safe and strategic reopening of cities and regional economies. Join us Thursday by clicking the Zoom link below.

“E-Delivery Challenges in Reopening Our Cities”
NUTC AVR Cities 3:  Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 @ 3:00pm CDT

Click this URL to join: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/94541361862
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Featured Speakers:

Mike Brennan is at Farmer’s Fridge and an investor/advisor for multiple last mile food companies. Previously, he was COO at Peapod, an online grocer, for 19 years. As COO worked across functional areas evolving the business model as the company grew $800 million sales. Prior to joining Peapod, Mike was a Principal at the management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where he focused on business and marketing strategy for transportation companies. Prior to A.T. Kearney, Mike was at Procter & Gamble. Mike is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

 Vignesh Ganapathy is an advocate who believes in intersectional action to drive systems change. He currently serves as Head of Government Relations with Postmates, an on-demand logistics and delivery company, focused on the future of work, privacy, robotics, mobility, and how tech intersects with our communities. Additionally, Vignesh serves on the board of Loud Light, an organization driving youth progressive action in Kansas through voter engagement and outreach, and Count Us IN, a nonprofit dedicated to voter engagement in Indiana. Through 2018, Vignesh headed policy and the racial justice project for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas, building a community-focused civil rights agenda in the Midwest.

 Hani S. Mahmassani, NUTC Director and the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, will moderate this asynchronous virtual roundtable. Dr. Mahmassani brings over 35 years of research, academic and professional experience in transportation systems analysis, network modeling, urban transportation, and logistics systems

 Susan Sweat is VP, Operations Planning & Engineering at the FedEx Express World Headquarters in Memphis, TN, where she has been responsible for the planning of Domestic PUD and Hub Operations since June 2015. She previously held VP roles in Customer Experience and Compliance, as well as Pickup and Delivery Operations, and is a five-time recipient of the FedEx Five Star Award, the company’s highest employee achievement award. Susan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Louisville and an MBA from Dowling College. She currently serves on the Executive Council of FedExFamilyHouse, a home away from home for out-of-town families receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, is a member of IAWA (International Aviation Women’s Association) and Co-Chairs the Express Women’s Network and the Asia Network.

 Click this URL to join: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/94541361862