Detailed Agenda

Our Technical Program Committee has been working to create sessions that can be the most beneficial to our attendees. Below is the preliminary agenda for the RACIE Symposium. These Speakers will be be giving presentations about their experiences, research and knowledge with you. We will be continuing to recruit people and organizations to offer podium presentations at the conference. 

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Wednesday

7:30 AM ...... Registration Opens

8:30 AM ...... Opening Remarks - Catherine Dunwoody, Chief, Monitoring & Laboratory Division, California Air Resources Board

8:40 AM ...... Opening Case Studies

10:15 AM ...... Morning Break

10:45 AM ...... Plenary: Managing Public Expectations in Times of Crisis, Case Study of the Torrance Refinery Explosions and AB 1646 implementation into the South Bay Region of Los Angeles County

By Soraya Sutherlin, Emergency Management Safety Partners

12:15 PM ...... Lunch provided by Magpie Caterers

1:15 PM ...... Episodic Measurements 

3:15 PM ...... Afternoon Break 

3:45 PM ...... Long Term Measurements

5:05 PM ...... Welcome Reception - Please join us at Bistro 33 for appetizers and drinks (transportation provided). 


Thursday

7:30 AM ...... Registration Opens

8:30 AM ...... Emissions Estimation

9:50 AM ...... Morning Break

10:20 AM ...... Routine Modeling

12:00 PM ...... Lunch by Magpie Caterers

1:15 PM ..... Episodic Modeling

2:15 PM ...... Afternoon Break

2:45 PM ..... Episodic Modeling Continued...

3:45 PM ....... Policy & Community Involvement

Community Right to Know Panel Discussion 

Moderator: Greg Nudd, Bay Area Air Quality Management District 

Panelists: Andres Soto, CBEHelen Mearns, DHS S&T Chemical Security Analysis Center

5:00 PM ....... Informal Happy Hour


Friday

7:30 AM ...... Registration Opens

8:30 AM ...... Policy & Community Involvement Continued

Policies to Address Refinery and Industrial Emissions Panel

Moderator: Alan Lloyd, University of Texas, Austin 

Panelists: Suma Peesapati, CalEPA, Greg Karras, CBE, Tiffany Roberts, WSPA

Case Studies Panel (Part 1)

Moderator: Greg Bazley, US EPA Region 9

Panelists: Greg Karras, CBE

10:00 AM ..... Morning Break

10:30 AM ...... Policy & Community Involvement Continued

Case Studies Panel (Part 2)

Moderator: Greg Bazley, US EPA Region 9

Panelists: Elena Craft, EDF, Tony Miller, Entanglement Technologies

11:00 AM ...... Needs & Gaps Assessment Panel 

Moderator: Greg Vlasek, California Air Resources Board 

Panelists: Will Vizuete, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Olga Pikelnaya, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Greg Yarwood, Ramboll, Joe Chang, RAND, Greg Bazley, US EPA Region 9, Alan Lloyd, University of Texas, Austin

12:00 PM ...... Conference Concludes