Air Information Exchange

48th Annual A&WMA Air Information Exchange, December 6-7, 2023, Durham, NC

Get the latest information on research and regulatory issues directly from the experts! 

Join A&WMA at one of the best kept secrets in the industry for information exchange, networking, and solutions. This year's program will cover policy updates, regulatory changes, and research on the latest environmental topics.

Final Conference Agenda available! View the full list of speakers and topics.

Keynote Address: Peter Tsirigotis, Director, US EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards (OAQPS)

Peter TsirigotisPeter Tsirigotis, Director of EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards (OAQPS), has more than 25 years of experience in EPA’s air programs. He joined EPA as a mechanical engineer in the Acid Rain Division of the Office of Atmospheric Programs in 1991, moving to OAQPS in 2002 as the director of the Emissions Monitoring and Analysis Division. He became director of the OAQPS Sector Policies and Programs Division in 2006, a position held until being named OAQPS director in 2018. As director he has overseen the development of major regulatory initiatives including carbon pollution standards for power plants, controlling air pollution from the oil and natural gas industry, and addressing risks from ethylene oxide at chemical and sterilization facilities. His oversight is critical to the review and implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, including the standards for ozone and particulate matter. In addition to his policy work, Mr. Tsirigotis manages technical work including supporting advanced air monitoring, modeling, economics, risk assessments, and data management.  He champions the organization’s outreach efforts, working closely with Tribes, states, and federal partners to provide the public with real-time air quality data through the AirNow app. Mr. Tsirigotis has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in structural mechanics and fluid dynamics, both from the University of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Speakers from U.S. EPA and other agencies will present their latest information on environmental rules, policies, and research on current topics, including:
  • Power Sector Rules
  • CAA 111 Program Update
  • Review of Final Rule Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act
  • Regulatory Requirements When a New HAP is Added to Section 112
  • Environmental Justice Analytics in EPA Rulemakings
  • Overview of EPA’s Air Toxics Screening Assessment (AirToxScreen)
  • Overview of New/Updated Tools: BenMAP-Cloud
  • Nexus: A Multi-Pollutant Screening Tool
  • National Emissions Inventory Update/Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (AERR)
  • NAAQS Updates
  • Update on Fenceline Monitoring Methods
  • Environmental Justice/Tribal Issues
  • New Source Review Update
  • Air Quality Data and Tools
  • RTR Program Update
  • Update on the Status of EPA PFAS Emissions Measurement Methods
  • Decommissioning of Utility Scale Solar Projects
  • NCDEQ Division of Air Quality Update
  • Data Fusion of AirNow, PurpleAir, and Geostationary Satellite Observations

Thank you to our sponsor! 


General Sponsor

Online registration is closed. Please register on site at the Marriott beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 6.

$349 Member
$449 Nonmember
$249 Government
$149 Student
$35 RTP Chapter Dinner
Conference Location
Marriott at Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, NC 27703

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Attend the RTP Chapter Dinner and Networking Reception on Wednesday! 

"Recent Updates about Climate Change in the United States" — Frank Princiotta, Director (Retired), Division of Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, US EPA

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