Climate Change and Extreme Weather Pilot Program Informational Webinars

To the Attention of Division Administrators and Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers:

The purpose of this message is to inform you that FHWA will hold two informational webinars about our current solicitation for climate change and extreme weather vulnerability assessment and adaptation options pilot projects. On behalf of the Office of Infrastructure and the Office of Planning, Environment and Realty, we ask that you please share this information with your transportation partners. The webinars are intended for State DOTs, MPOs, Federal Land Management Agencies, and Tribal Governments interested in participating in the pilot program. In each webinar, FHWA staff will provide a brief overview of FHWA’s Climate Change and Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Framework. FHWA will give an overview of the pilot program and general parameters for the pilots. And there will be lots of time set aside for Q&A. The webinars are scheduled for:

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 2:00-3:00 Eastern (Register) and

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 3:00-4:00 Eastern (Register).

Registration is free and can be completed up to the day of the event.  For more information on the pilot program, visit the pilot program website.  If you have any questions about the webinars or pilot program, please contact Becky Lupes (202-366-7808 or [email protected]).

Ozone Advance Guidance Information

The following links were provided by Jeffrey Riley from the EPA Region 6 Multimedia Planning and Permitting Division.

Upcoming Webinar: An Introduction to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Data Publication Tool

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2:00-3:30 PM EST

For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA’s GHG Reporting Program. The 2010 GHG data includes public information from facilities in nine industry groups, including 29 source categories, that directly emit large quantities of GHGs, as well as suppliers of certain fossil fuels and industrial gases. This information can be used by state and local governments to identify nearby sources of GHGs, identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, or to inform policies and programs.

Staff from the GHG Reporting Program will take attendees through EPA’s online data publication tool that allows users to view and sort GHG data for calendar year 2010 from over 6,700 facilities in a variety of ways—including by facility, location, industrial sector, and the type of GHG emitted, and discuss ways in which state and local governments may be able to use this data.

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, go to:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/847239738

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

TO FIND MORE INFORMATION about this topic and view presentations as they become available, go to:
http://www.epatechforum.org/documents/2012/2012.html