The Impact of the New PM2.5 NAAQS

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The Impact of the New PM2.5 NAAQS
Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

The setting of a new PM2.5 NAAQS will have broad impacts. The PM2.5 NAAQS will define new nonattainment areas with the potential for changing permitting and enforcement requirements as state, local and tribal air agencies work to address nonattainment areas. Attainment areas may be affected by updated transport rules to ensure that transport of PM2.5 precursors and emissions are accounted for. EPA will also be releasing some new guidance and tools pertaining to exceptional events with the new standard, especially for wildfire and prescribed fire smoke. The webinar will have up-to-date information and analysis of the broad impacts of the new standard. 
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Jason Sloan, Executive Director, Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies
Jason Sloan is Executive Director for the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA), a national organization that assists state and local air quality agencies with implementation and technical issues associated with the Clean Air Act. AAPCA represents 51 air agencies, with senior officials from 21 states on the Board of Directors. As AAPCA’s Executive Director, Mr. Sloan coordinates with air agency leadership and technical staff and U.S. EPA to provide a national forum for Clean Air Act implementation. He serves on U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) and has helped develop numerous reports and articles for AAPCA. He has a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Gregory Stella, Managing Partner and Senior Scientist, Alpine Geophysics, LLC
Mr. Stella is internationally recognized as a technical authority in the modeling and policy application for ozone and particulate matter pollutants and precursors. For over thirty years he has coordinated with public and private workgroups, modeling centers, and stakeholders to develop, evaluate, and apply control measures and program designs in support of emissions and air quality policy decisions. He has twice provided testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Space, Science and Technology regarding his work and is a recipient of two U.S. EPA Gold Medals for the NOx SIP Call Rulemaking and the Tier-2 Tailpipe Standard; projects in which he participated while he was at EPA.

Mary Uhl, Executive Director, Western States Air Resources Council
Mary Uhl is currently the Executive Director of the Western States Air Resources Council, where she works with western states, Tribes, local and federal agencies to collaboratively address air quality issues important to the west. Prior to her WESTAR employment, she worked for the US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau. Mary currently serves as the Multi-Jurisdictional Organization (MJO) lead to the Federal/State Technical Work Collaboration group, which seeks to better coordinate and collaborate Federal, MJO, state, local and Tribal emissions inventory and modeling work. Mary completed her B.S. (math major) and M.S. (atmospheric sciences) at Purdue University. 

Moderator: James Walker, Air Quality Manager, CMS Energy
Mr. Walker currently works for Consumers Energy in Jackson, Michigan as the Air Quality Manager for the Environmental Quality & Sustainability Department. His prior work experience includes being the Corporate Environmental Manager for Rea Magnet Wire Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Environmental Supervisor for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Mr. Walker is currently the President of the Air & Waste Management Association. He has previously served the Association as the Secretary and Chair for the East Michigan Chapter, as a Board Member for the Indiana Chapter, and Board Member and Chair of the East Central Section. He was previously the Membership Chair for the Board of Directors and is the Past Chair of the Section and Chapters Council. His education includes BSE, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, 1987 and MBA, Operations Management Concentration, Oakland University, 1994.