2017 CDAWG Presentations

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"Changing Times:  Today's Air Quality Challenges and Solutions" 

November 15 & 16 - Reno, Nevada

More than 85 representatives of regulated industry, USEPA, ARB, California's 35 air districts and air agencies from throughout the Southwest took part in the 2017 California Desert Air Working Group Conference. This year's event featured a pre-conference Exceptional Events workshop presented by the MDAQMD and Clark County Department of Air Quality and an exclusive tour of the Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada.
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 2018 CDAWG conference will be available during Summer 2018. 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
Clark County DAQ
Eastern Kern APCD
Mojave Desert AQMD
Placer County APCD       
Sacramento Metro AQMD

Stand-Alone Presentations

Update on CARB Efforts and AB 617 - Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

Aligning Smoke with Ecology & Public Health Goals
- Leland Tarnay, Ph.D., Physical Ecologist Land-Atmospheric Interactions, Forest Service, Region V

Goods Movement: The Need for Electrification
- Thomas Gross, Corporate Environmental Policy, Southern California Edison

California Legislative Update 2017
 - Morgan Branch, Environmental Policy Consultant, California Senate Republican Caucus

The Next Frontier in Advanced Monitoring Technologies
- Dr. Laki Tisopulos, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy Executive Officer, Office of Engineering & Permitting, South Coast AQMD

 The Latest from USEPA Region 9
- Matt Lakin, Acting Director, Air Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Washoe County Ozone & Wildfire Exceptional Events Concurrence

 - Charlene Albee, Director, Air Quality Management Division, Washoe County Health District

California's Cap-and Trade Program Update - Looking Past 2020

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

 CEMS Challenges of Cement NESHAP aka NESHAP Turned My CEMS Into a Monster
-David M. Rib, Environmental Manager, Keith Shannon, Environmental Specialist, Mitsubishi Cement Corporation

                CEMS Challenges for Cement NESHAP Paper

Status of Salton Sea Management - Air Quality
- Bruce Wilcox, Assistant Secretary of Salton Sea Policy, California Department of Natural Resources

State of Air Sensors:  Where We Are, Where We're Going

 - Tim Dye, CCM, TD Environmental Services, LLC

 Community-Based Air Toxics Monitoring & Enforcement Initiative
- Steve R. Walters, P.E., CPP, Principal Consultant, Trinity Consultants