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Southern Transportation & Air Quality Summit
Jacksonville, Florida
August 25-27, 2009

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - Training Sessions
11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Early Registration

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
State Implementation Plan Primer
Presenters: Lynorae Benjamin, EPA-R4, Jane Spann, EPA-R4, and Zuri Farngalo, EPA-R4

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Transportation Conformity Primer
Presenters: Astrid Larsen, EPA-HQ, Emily Biondi, FHWA-HQ Eddie Dancausse, FHWA-NC, and Amanetta Somerville-EPA R4

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - All Day Plenary
7:30 a.m. –10:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Session
A: Introductions/Logistics – Mike Roberts, FHWA-RC; Dianna Smith, EPA-R4
B: Welcome Remarks – Ken Lapierre, Acting Director, APTMD, EPA-R4; Martin Knopp, Administrator, FHWA-FL

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Climate Change Session
Moderator: Robert Wong, FLDEP
A: “Moving Cooler” - John Davies, FHWA-HQ
B: Clean Energy and Climate Change: Regulatory/Legislative Initiatives,
Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, EPA- R4

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break/Ice Breaker

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Program/Regulatory Update Session
Moderator: Carl Mikyska, FHWA-FL
A: New National Ambient Air Quality Designation Update – Dick Schutt, EPA-R4
B: Transportation Conformity Update – Astrid Larsen, EPA HQ-OTAQ
C: Air Toxics Assessment Report – Victoria Martinez, FHWA-HQ
D: MOVES Model Update – Gary Dolce, EPA-HQ-OTAQ

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Transportation Conformity Implementation - Case Studies
Moderator: Emily Biondi– FHWA-HQ
A: Dallas-Forth Worth, TX - Madhusudhan Venugopal-North Central Texas Council of Government
B: Louisville, KY - Randy Simon - Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency and Craig Butler- Louisville Air Pollution Control District
C: Knoxville, TN - Mike Conger, Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break/Ice Breaker

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Climate Change Considerations - Case Studies
Moderator: Michael Claggett- FHWA-RC
A: “Climate Change and the Transportation Community” – Jeff Houk, FHWA-RC
B: “Transportation Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions” -Elaine Olivares, ARC
C: “A City’s Approach to Climate Change Issues” – Cynthia Lee, LAPCD

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2 Wrap-up/Announcements

6:00 p.m.
Group Dinner (Dutch)

Thursday, August 27, 2009- Plenary/Technical Work Sessions
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m
CMAQ/Innovative Measures Session
Moderator: Scott Davis, EPA-R4/SE Diesel Collaborative
A: Mobility Fees to Reduce Miles Traveled – John Taylor, Florida-DOT
B: Research by Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems – Dr. Mike Mazzola, Mississippi State University
C: Building A Formula for Success = State + CMAQ + Recovery Act – Alan Jones, Tennessee- DOT

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MOVES Model Training
Moderator: Mike Roberts- FHWA- RC
Instructors: Gary Dolce EPA OTAQ, Jeff Houk FHWA RC

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