WESTAR Planning Committee Update before the WESTAR Council

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WESTAR Planning Committee Update before the WESTAR Council Doug Schneider, Washington Boulder, CO September

WESTAR Planning Committee Update before the WESTAR Council Doug Schneider, Washington Boulder, CO September 2007

WESTAR Planning Committee o o Identify air quality issues that have a direct impact

WESTAR Planning Committee o o Identify air quality issues that have a direct impact on western states Ensure western concerns are considered

Committee Activities o o Monthly phone meetings (First Thursday at 1 PM PT) States

Committee Activities o o Monthly phone meetings (First Thursday at 1 PM PT) States involved with priority issues: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Proposed Secondary Ozone Standard State Role in Revisions to Prescribed and Wildland Fire Policy Regional Haze Plan Development Relation of Exceptional Events Rule to SIPs Updates on Regional Topics (oil & gas in the West)

Current and Future Priorities o o o Regional Haze SIP development/completion Prescribed and Wildland

Current and Future Priorities o o o Regional Haze SIP development/completion Prescribed and Wildland Fire Policy Revision Ozone NAAQS revision Regional/state topics Rural Air Issues – i. e. ozone, oil and gas, mercury, etc. PM 2. 5 Designations

Revision to Prescribed/Wildland Fire Policy o WESTAR role? n n Form a workgroup? Develop

Revision to Prescribed/Wildland Fire Policy o WESTAR role? n n Form a workgroup? Develop recommendations for the Council?

Proposed Ozone NAAQS o Develop letter for the Council? n n n o Provide

Proposed Ozone NAAQS o Develop letter for the Council? n n n o Provide western states perspective Go beyond NACAA comments Emphasize areas of special importance to the West Areas for potential comments n n Proposed secondary standard Follow-up (research, funding, guidance)

Leadership for Planning Committee o o WESTAR Board liaison – Ira Domsky, Arizona Co-Chairs

Leadership for Planning Committee o o WESTAR Board liaison – Ira Domsky, Arizona Co-Chairs Summer 2006 Alice Edwards, Alaska Cheryl Heying, Utah o n n May 2007 Cheryl Heying, Utah Doug Schneider, Washington o August 2007 Doug Schneider, Washington Dave Mc. Neill, Utah o n n

Appendix

Appendix

Potential Comments o Proposed secondary NAAQS n n n o Based on science Focused

Potential Comments o Proposed secondary NAAQS n n n o Based on science Focused on native and wild vegetation Daily period? 12 hrs? 24 hours? Proposed revised NAAQS n n Research and funding for the West Timely implementation rules/guidance o o No experience with a secondary standard Work with the states/get state input