WESTAR Planning Committee Update Before the WESTAR Council

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WESTAR Planning Committee Update Before the WESTAR Council Tina Anderson, WY Juneau, AK, May

WESTAR Planning Committee Update Before the WESTAR Council Tina Anderson, WY Juneau, AK, May 4, 2005

Recent Activities Monthly Phone Meetings (First Thursday at 2 PM MT) n Priority Issues:

Recent Activities Monthly Phone Meetings (First Thursday at 2 PM MT) n Priority Issues: Particulate Matter Regional Haze Plan Development SIP Reform Process n Tracking Issues (PSD; Smoke Management; Rural Ozone; Air Toxics etc. ) n

PM Issues n n Natural Events Policy PM 2. 5 Implementation Rule PM Standards

PM Issues n n Natural Events Policy PM 2. 5 Implementation Rule PM Standards Review 2 nd Staff Paper -1/31/05 Final Staff Paper – 6/30/05 Proposed Rule – 12/20/05 Final Rule – 9/27/06 Rural Community Air Quality

Regional Haze Plan Development Monthly updates from Don Arkell on forum activities n Central

Regional Haze Plan Development Monthly updates from Don Arkell on forum activities n Central point for coordinating planning activities between WRAP and Non-WRAP projects n IWG n

SIP Reform The plan was to provide some feedback to the Air Quality Management

SIP Reform The plan was to provide some feedback to the Air Quality Management Subcommittee of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee n 3. 2 Protocol for SIP Development (R-5) 3. 3 Clearinghouse of Approved SIPs 3. 4 Streamline Minor SIP Revisions 3. 5 Timely EPA Guidance 3. 6 Avoid Unnecessary Public Hearings 3. 7 Facilitate Redesignation Process for Certain Areas 3. 12 Regional Approaches to SIP Planning n

Current and Future Priorities? n n Particulate Matter NEP; Standards Review Coordinating on Regional

Current and Future Priorities? n n Particulate Matter NEP; Standards Review Coordinating on Regional Haze SIP Reform Add “Interesting Projects in Your State/National Park” to the Monthly Call Agenda

Continuing Committee Budget 12 Committee Conference Calls 2 Face-to-Face Meetings Council Business Meetings 3,

Continuing Committee Budget 12 Committee Conference Calls 2 Face-to-Face Meetings Council Business Meetings 3, 600 18, 000 1, 500 Total Budget 23, 100

Co-chairs for 2005 -2006 Planning Committee Ray Mohr, Colorado n Alice Edwards, Alaska n

Co-chairs for 2005 -2006 Planning Committee Ray Mohr, Colorado n Alice Edwards, Alaska n