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December 2018

8th Annual Joint Holiday Mixer

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Air & Waste Management Association-Grand Canyon Section, the Arizona Hydrological Society & EPAZ invite our members, guests and interested environmental professionals to an opportunity to expand your network between our organizations & celebrate the common thread that runs through our Missions to protect Arizona. FREE Event. Appetizers provided. RAFFLE. No Host Bar. Please RSVP by Monday, December 10, 2018 Register Here!

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January 2019

HAQAST Bi-Annual Meeting

January 3 - January 4
Free

The NASA funded Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team (HAQAST) will be holding its fifth biannual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on January 3-4, 2019 – immediately preceding the annual American Meteorological Society meeting – on the ASU downtown campus at Taylor Place, 111 E. Taylor St. in Phoenix. The meeting will be free and open to the public, and is an opportunity for stakeholders from the public health and air quality communities to interact with research scientists. If you…

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Rising Dust Storms Driven by Ocean Warming: Implications for Local Communities

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Paz Cantina, 330 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Computer models predict that, as the Earth warms, the Southwest United States will become drier. In the already arid Southwest, this means more dust storms and even, according to a paper in Nature, potential environmental catastrophes such as desertification and another “Dust Bowl”. Is this going to happen? Daniel will talk about the long-term trend of windblown dust storms, and show how dust activity has changed in the past three decades. He will also discuss what is driving the dust…

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March 2019

Refined Dispersion Modeling

March 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Under minor NSR rules, many more sources may be required to perform dispersion modeling to show attainment with the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). AERMOD is the preferred EPA model for refined dispersion modeling up to distances of 50 kilometers from a source. Mr. Ochs will present the data requirements to run AERMOD and its preprocessors, AERMAP, AERMET, AERSURFACE, and BPIP-Prime. He will show the benefits of using third party graphical user interface programs to speed and simplify model…

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April 2019

The Present and Future of Annual Emission Inventories

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Every year, sources with air quality permits must submit an annual emission inventory to their respective permitting authority, providing a total facility-wide emission total for the previous year. For sources with Maricopa County AQD permits, the deadline for this submittal is May 13, and sources with Arizona DEQ permits must submit by June 1. These inventories are used for estimating the impacts of proposed regulations, better understanding sources of air pollution, and determining compliance with permit requirements. Join us for…

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May 2019

The Future of Emission Reduction Credits

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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On May 1, 2017, Governor Ducey signed HB2152, modifying the Arizona Emissions Bank. This legislation allows for the generation and use of “non-traditional” emission reduction credits (ERC). ERCs are required for permitting major sources of emissions in nonattainment areas, such as Phoenix and Yuma. The Bank currently does not have enough credits to permit new major sources or modifications to existing sources in the state’s nonattainment areas and the change was made to allow for further economic development of the…

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July 2019

Wildfires, Ozone, and Exceptional Events in Phoenix

July 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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On Friday, May 31, 2019, EPA’s Regional Administrator for Region 9 signed a notice proposing to determine that the Phoenix-Mesa nonattainment area has attained the 2008 ozone standard by its Moderate area attainment date of July 20, 2018 (the nonattainment area for the more recent 2015 ozone standard remains unchanged). Central to this determination was a demonstration by the Maricopa Association of Governments, Maricopa County AQD, and ADEQ, that two days, June 20, 2015, and July 7, 2017, qualified as…

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August 2019

Regional Haze Planning Update

August 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Come join us for an update to last years’ popular event! The Regional Haze Program was created in 1999 with the goal of returning visibility in national parks and wilderness areas to natural conditions by 2064. States must update their plan every 10 years to achieve this goal. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) next plan is due in 2021. Since our last meeting on Regional Haze, Arizona and other states in the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) have…

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AWMA-GCS Happy Hour

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Arizona Wilderness DTPHX, 201 E Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Come join AWMA-GCS for happy hour at AZ Wilderness - Downtown Phoenix Location. Thursday, August 29th @ 5:00 PM  

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November 2019

Modernizing the Grid

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
1500 N Mill Ave, Tempe AZ, 85281, 1500 N Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
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An opportunity to learn about what a modern grid (smart grid) is and better understand what modernizing the grid is important to enable customers and utilities to adopt sustainable technologies but also maintain the integrity of the grid. Greg Adams has 35 years in the energy industry. Most recently, he is managing SRP’s Grid Planning and Performance department where several grid modernization efforts are underway. Greg has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Arizona and an MBA from…

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