September 25 Meeting Agenda


Meeting Locations with video conferencing are being held at:

  • Vernal – USU Bingham Building, Room 101, 320 N. Aggie Blvd

  • Salt Lake City – Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 36 South State Street, Suite 1400

  • Denver – EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop St. (ask for Chris Dresser)

We are also providing a call-in to the WebX video conference for those who can’t attend in person: +1-415-655-0001 / Access code: 196 281 020

  1. Presentation on ozone situation in the Uinta Basin: Causes, research findings, and information gaps (15 min.)
    1. Seth Lyman (USU) and Whitney Oswald (UDAQ)
  2. Discussion of “Fact Sheet” for Uinta Basin ozone nonattainment requirements and process (10 min.)
    1. Chris Dresser (EPA)
  3. Information sharing site – how to access/contribute information (8 min.)
    1. Debbie Burney-Sigman (Breathe Utah) 
  4. Presentation on general conformity (10 min.)
    1. Erik Vernon (BLM)
  5. Presentation on best practices/voluntary measures already implemented by industry (15 min.)
    1. Stuart Siffring (Western Energy Alliance), Adrienne Sandoval (Andeavor)
  6. Develop working group assignments for next meeting (proposed list – to be developed/added to) (30-45 min.)
    1. Proactive responses to ozone events – technically feasible actions, motivating industry buy-in and reporting
    2. How to credit voluntary/pro-active reductions/Ozone Advance
    3. Comparison with other areas that have taken pro-active steps to reduce ozone (Wyoming, Colorado, Four Corners)
    4. Identifying most effective emission reduction targets
    5. Accounting for factors outside of traditional regulation (background/inversions/ exceptional events etc.)
    6. Aligning regulations/credit/actions across air-sheds
  7. Setting regular monthly meeting time (5 min.)


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