Curious how air quality regulators come up with plans to combat air pollution, and how they know that the plans will work? The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is pulling back the curtain for two hours to discuss its plan to reduce fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in our region.
The “Citizens Air Modeling Workshop on New PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP)” will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 5 PM to 7 PM in the ACHD-AQP building #7, first-floor conference room.
The workshop will give attendees a better understanding of the air-quality modeling performed for the new PM2.5 SIP, and will explain the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with extensions (CAMx) model and the Plume-in-Grid (PiG) component of the CAMx model description of modeling inputs (emissions, meteorology, grids, discrete receptors, et al), additional models used to represent air-quality conditions, and review of calculations necessary to the modeling effort. Attendees are encouraged to contact Tony Sadar at ACHD (412-578-8125, email@example.com) if they need further details.