Advanced Conference on

Air Quality & Climate Change

Agenda

-Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies
-Governor Kitzhaber's Draft Ten Year Energy Action Plan
-Priorities for the 2013 Oregon Legislature
-Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative and Statewide Transportation Strategy
-Oregon Global Warming Commission
-Oregon Clean Fuels Program – Proposed Rules
-Air Toxics – Portland Air Toxics Solutions
-Case Study: ESCO Corporation's Good Neighbor Agreement and Permit Renewal

October 29, 2012
World Trade Center
Portland, Oregon

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8:30-9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
       
9:00   Welcome and Introductions
     
  Holly Duncan, President
Environmental Law Education Center

9:00-9:30 Climate Change – State Policies and Programs
    Transportation, energy and environment: Integrating state policies and programs to reach greenhouse gas reduction goals
    Governor Kitzhaber's ten year energy action plan
     
  Margi Hoffman, Energy Policy Advisor
Governor John Kitzhaber's Office
       
9:30-10:00 Air Quality
    Big Picture Issues regarding air quality in Oregon
    Legislative proposals for the 2013 Oregon Legislature
    Hot Topics: air toxics, clean fuels, criteria pollutants, wild fires, coal trains and others
     
  Andy Ginsburg, Administrator Air Quality Division
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
10:00-10:30 Air and Climate Change - Legal and Regulatory Issues
    Latest Legal Developments on Air Quality & Climate Change - What You Need to Know
    Laws, Rules, Benchmarks, Permits, Litigation and Judicial Opinions
     
  Tom Wood, Stoel Rives LLP
       

10:30-11:00 Break

 
11:00-11:30 Oregon Global Warming Commission
    On the Road: Progress and potholes on the road to Oregon's 2020 and 2050 greenhouse gas reduction goals (with reference to the Oregon Global Warming Commission's Roadmap to 2020 for directions and intermediate destinations).
     
  Angus Duncan
President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Chairman, Oregon Global Warming Commission
       
11:30-12:00 Reducing Greenhouse Gases through Transportation Planning
    Comprehensive Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative
    Statewide Transportation Strategy (STS) – A state plan for reducing transportation greenhouse gas emissions
    Next steps to implement the STS
     
  Amanda Pietz, Planning Unit Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
       

12:00-1:00 LUNCH (Provided)

 
1:00-1:30 Oregon Clean Fuels Program
    Proposed rules for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, now called the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, will be presented to the Environmental Quality Commission in December 2012
    How were the rules developed? What would the program require? How would the program be implemented? Why are there two phases in the rules?
     
  Cory-Ann Wind, Air Quality Division
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
       
1:30-2:30 Panel Discussion on the Proposed Oregon Clean Fuels Program
    What does the Oregon Clean Fuels Program mean for businesses, industry, individuals and the environment?
     
 

PANELISTS:
Cory-Ann Wind, Oregon DEQ
Frank Holmes, Western States Petroleum Association
Gavin Carpenter, SeQuential- Pacific Biodiesel
Jana Gastellum, Oregon Environmental Council

       

2:30-3:00 BREAK

       
3:00-3:30 Air Toxics
    Portland Air Toxics Solutions Report and Recommendations
    Scientific and Policy Roadmap to Reduce Air Toxics (Approved by the EQC in August 2012)
    Next steps to implement the recommendations
     
 

Sarah Armitage, Sr. Air Toxics Specialist
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       
3:30-4:30 Case Study and Panel Discussion
    In response to neighbors' air quality and health concerns, ESCO Corporation and the neighbors sat down and negotiated a "Good Neighbor Agreement" requiring ESCO to go beyond what is required by the law and the facility's permit. By doing so, the parties avoided litigation and reduced emissions.
    What's the story behind the good neighbor agreement: process, regulatory and permit requirements, elements of the agreement, implementation, monitoring, participants' roles.
     
 

PANELISTS:
Mark Morford, Stoel Rives LLP, representing ESCO
Mary Peveto, Neighbors for Clean Air
Nina DeConcini, Northwest Region Division Administrator
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

       

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