Mother Lode Chapter A&WMA

Events & News

25 FEB 2009

Dinner Meeting:  Aiming for Change:  NACAA's Air Quality Recommendations to the Obama Administration


Catch a glimpse of what might develop during the new Obama administration!  On December 16, 2008, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) made important recommendations to the Obama transition team on air quality issues.  Now, NACAA is teaming up with A&WMA to provide an exclusive look.  Learn how the recommendations were developed, which recommendations were well-received, and how the recommendations might be influencing policy a month after the new President's inauguration!  Where do the state and local clean air agency directors see the air program progressing under the Obama administration?
Issues which will be discussed include:
  • Use of existing authorities under the Clean Air Act to address Global Warming
  • Control of HAPs from Electric Generating Units
  • Regulation of ocean-going vessels
  • MACT hammer issues
  • Reauthorization of Surface Transportation Legislation
  • California vehicle greenhouse standards
  • Revision of New Source Review rules
  • Science-based setting of national ambient air quality standards
  • Dealing with animal feeding operations
  • Handling area source MACT standards
  • Residual risk standards
  • Dealing with startup, shutdown, and malfunction emissions
  • Re-establishment of a positive working relationship with EPA

Who should attend?

This event is organized by the Mother Lode Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association.  This event may be attended by students and their professors, and interested members and their colleagues.  We welcome representatives of regulatory agencies, academia, industry, community and environmental groups, and the consulting community.


If you any questions regarding this event, please contact Todd Sax at or (916) 229-0884.

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