Tighter PM2.5 NAAQS – What May Be Ahead and Implications for Regulators and Regulated Sources

Tighter PM2.5 NAAQS – What May Be Ahead and Implications for Regulators and Regulated Sources
Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). This webinar will include experts from states and the private sector discussing EPA’s consideration of significantly tightening the annual and daily PM2.5 NAAQS. With EPA expected to issue a proposal this fall and a final decision in 2023, speakers will address how tighter PM2.5 NAAQS will affect regulatory agencies and emission sources, addressing issues such as state planning, permitting, monitoring and implementation schedules.  
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James Boylan, Ph.D., Assistant Branch Chief, Air Protection Branch, Georgia EPD
James Boylan has worked at Georgia EPD for over 20 years and is currently the Assistant Branch Chief in the Air Protection Branch. His background includes SIP development, state rulemaking, emissions inventories, control strategy development, ambient monitoring, modeling, and permitting. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech. He has served on EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) for the past five years where he been actively involved in the review of the PM and ozone NAAQS.

Joseph C. Stanko, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Washington, DC
Joe’s practice focuses on environmental law, and he also heads Hunton Andrews Kurth’s government relations team. His decades of experience provides him the knowledge necessary to assist clients with the policy issues regarding climate change, energy production, fuel regulation, renewable energy, and the Clean Air Act, among other environmental laws. He also assists with corporate board or C-level executive planning for business unit operations, as well as with the design of environmental and sustainability mission statements. Joe served as counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the US House of Representatives and was a member of US delegations to various international environmental treaty negotiations.

Mary Uhl, Executive Director, Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR)
Mary Uhl is the Executive Director at the Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR). WESTAR brings together 15 western states (Dakotas to Hawaii, Alaska to New Mexico) to collaborate on air quality issues in the west. Prior to joining WESTAR in 2016, Mary worked for the US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management as an air resource specialist in the New Mexico State Office. Before working for the BLM, Mary worked for the New Mexico Environment Department's Air Quality Bureau. Mary received her BS and MS in atmospheric sciences from Purdue University. 


Jason Sloan, Executive Director, Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA)

Jason Sloan has served as Executive Director for the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, or AAPCA, since December 2017. AAPCA is a national, non-profit, consensus-driven organization of nearly 50 state and local air quality agencies that focuses on implementation and technical issues associated with the federal Clean Air Act. He previously served as the Association’s Policy & Membership Director, and is based in Lexington, Kentucky, where AAPCA is affiliated with The Council of State Governments. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and master’s degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Susan S.G. Wierman, Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
Susan S.G. Wierman is an A&WMA Fellow and has worked in air quality planning and management since 1977. She served as the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association from 1996 through 2017. Now semi-retired, she teaches a course in air quality management for the Johns Hopkins University's online Engineering for Professionals Program.