2016 CDAWG Presentations

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November 16 & 17 - Las Vegas, NV

Fast becoming one of the state's most popular air quality conferences, the annual CDAWG event provides unparalleled training/development opportunities for environmental professionals on emerging air quality regulations and topics affecting California's desert regions, and beyond.

Information on the 2017 CDAWG conference will be available during Summer 2017. For more information and/or to be added to the event mailing list, contact MDAQMD Community Relations & Education Manager Violette Roberts at

Regulatory Update Presentations

Antelope Valley AQMD

Bureau of Land Management
Butte County AQMD
Clark County DAQ
Eastern Kern APCD
Imperial County APCD
Mojave Desert AQMD
Washoe County Health District

Stand-Alone Presentations

2017 Ozone Study Characterizing Variability of High-Ozone Events from Regional Pollution vs Stratospheric Intructions & International Transport
- Rodney Langston, Principal Planner, Clark County DAQ

Update on CARB Activities and AB 32

- Richard Corey, Executive Officer, CARB

Exceptional Event Analysis for Dust Storms

- Hillary Hafner, Sr. Vice President/Manager, Environmental Analaysis Division, Sonoma Technology, INC.

Legislative Update
- Morgan Branch, Environmental Policy Consultant, California Sentate Republican Caucus

Lessons from Aliso Canyon
- Dr. Laki Tisopulos, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy Executive Officer, Office of Engineering & Permitting, South Coast AQMD

"Expansion of California's Grid"
- Dennis Peters, External Affairs Manager, State Regulatory Affairs, California ISO

Electric System Basics & Preferred Resources Pilot Overview
- Thomas Gross, Manager, Corporate Environmental Policy, Southern California Edison

An Overview of California's Cap-and Trade & Emissions Market

- Jackie Ferlita, Vice-President, Air Quality Consultants, Environmental Credit Brokerage & Consulting

Portland Cement NESHAP: Compliance Requirements for HG and HCL
- Desirea Haggard, P.E., Environmental Manager, Cal Portland Cement

The Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP): Improving Visibility Across the West

- Tom Moore, WRAP Air Quality Program manager, Western States Air Resource Council (WESTAR)

Wild Land Fire Air Quality Response Program

- Ryan Bauer, Fire and Fuels Staff Officer, Acting Vegetation Management, Urban lots, Forrest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt. Unit

Air Quality Impacts from Wildfires in California
- Daniel K. Inouye, Branch Chief, Air Quality Management Division, Washoe County Health District, Reno, NV

Heavy Duty Fuel Cell Vehicles for the Near Future

- Keith Malone, Public Affairs, California Fuel Cell Partnership