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1 WRAP Technical Support System for Air Quality Planning, Tracking, & Decision Support Tom Moore | Shawn McClure Western Regional Air Partnership | Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere Western Governors’ Association | Colorado State University December 6, 2007

2 Acknowledgments Based on WRAP work –Experience with §309 Haze SIPs submitted 12/03 –Need to distill key information for haze planning across wide variety of air programs in the West Thanks to: –WRAP Forums and Workgroups - Too many individuals to list all Attribution of Haze – Steve Arnold (CO) & Bob Kotchenruther (EPA-R10) Modeling – John Vimont (NPS), Mary Uhl (NM), Kevin Briggs (CO) Monitoring & Data Analysis – Marc Pitchford (NOAA) 100s involved – feds, tribes, states, industry, enviros –TSS Development Team – Shawn McClure (CIRA), Joe Adlhoch (Air Resource Specialists), Gerry Mansell (ENVIRON) & others –EPA funding –In-kind staff work from many agencies & organizations - 1,000s of hours Purpose of talk is to report out progress to date and plans for the future

3 focus on the WRAP's TSS which permits Integration of air quality, meteorology and emissions data sets for current and future air quality planning. What? Why? How? –Review input data –Review outputs/tools –Haze + other AQ extensions Where? Future plans

4 What is the TSS? The TSS provides analytical results and tools for regional haze implementation plans (to improve visibility in Class I areas). The TSS is also the one- stop-shop for access, visualization, analysis, and retrieval of the technical data and regional analytical results -- consolidating information about air quality monitoring, meteorological and receptor modeling data analyses, emissions inventories and models, and gridded air quality/visibility regional modeling simulations.

5 Why does the TSS exist and what makes it different from other “systems” (do diagram like FETS?)

6 TSS Development (How? & Who?) Colorado State University – Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) Contractor for operations/development Tool design/implementation Project host Integrated with: Fire Emissions Tracking System (FETS) – Air Sciences, Inc. as subcontractor Visibility Information Exchange Web System (VIEWS) – collocated with IMPROVE program at NPS-CIRA Air Resource Specialists (ENVIRON Corp. as subcontractor) Design, training, & content development & analysis n s Coordination by WRAP Forums/Workgroups and staff

7 How does the TSS work?

8 Do TSS Script for Demo Navigate to home page 2.Click Login link 1.User MEMavko 2.Pword hockey5 3.Click on Home Tab Describe organization and contents (click on State and Tribal Smoke Manager Contacts link 4.Click on map tab Demo zoom and pan features Toggle Display and Center features End up at All Events and Lower 48 5.Hover over Data Status button 6.Enter 9/6/2007 in start and end date fields, click Submit button 7.Click on icons for each fire type to show fire statistic

9 TSS Script for Demo – 2 8.Describe data acquisition methods Automatically retrieved by FETS (e.g., NIFC wildfire; MT/ID Airshed) Automatically FTP’d by data providers (available option for data providers…CO pursuing) Manual data entry (e.g., AZ) 9.Click View My Projects tab and show list of Projects 10.Click View/Edit Ogden Test Site Show data entry screen Hover over Tool Tip or two Click submit to show insta-QC screen & map

10 TSS Script for Demo Click View My Burn Days tab 12.Click View/Update for ID (1/1/07 Burn day 3 rd on list) Show data entry screen Hover over a Tool Tip or two Scroll down to emissions table (reminder: this table is for USER PROVIDED emission estimates only). Hit submit for insta QC 13.Click reports tab (work on this with Matt) Align date with date used on map demo Prefer date with 3 fire types Ensure that reported data is “complete”/makes sense

11 Where does TSS fit in? Now Future

12 Future plans for TSS

13 WRAP 2008 Workshops Members of WRAP Committees, Forums, and Workgroups, as well as members of additional organizations not currently active in the regional haze effort to: –Identify strengths and weaknesses of existing data and analysis tools; –Determine uses and limitations of those data and tools; –Develop coordination efforts needed with ongoing and planned State/Tribal/Federal projects; –Discuss timing, effort, activities, and any needed changes in future projects by WRAP contractors –Document results for work planning purposes & next steps Monitoring Data Analysis Workshop –2-day workshop, targeted for April will address monitoring methods, network operations, and data analysis activities for Ozone, PM, haze, mercury, and deposition data Emissions & Modeling Analysis Workshop –2-day workshop, targeted for July will address emissions and modeling studies related to Ozone, PM, haze, mercury, and deposition Technical Data Needs for Air Quality Planning Workshop –2-day workshop, targeted for September will bring forward technical data and analysis capabilities from the earlier workshops to address air quality control and management planning needs for: Haze plan implementation – how/what to do Defining data, studies, & results needed for air quality planning - ozone, PM, mercury, deposition

14 WRAP Activities Track, report, and conduct needed analyses of progress for regional haze; Determine regional contributions to Ozone and PM health and welfare standards’ nonattainment issues at various scales; Understanding and analyzing the nature and causes of mercury, acid deposition, and critical loads in the West; Assess air quality changes from emissions management strategies and programs; and In concert with emerging efforts to manage and adapt to climate change, fully integrate data for both energy supply and use as well as greenhouse gas emissions into air quality analyses.

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