Emerging Issues around Air Quality and Waste in the Rocky Mountain States

Thursday, November 2, 2023

The Rocky Mountain States Section – Air & Waste Management Association (RMSS-A&WMA) is hosting a one-day Air Quality Technical Conference. The focus of this conference is on current and future air quality and waste issues affecting the Rocky Mountain Region.


Denver Marriott West
1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, Colorado 80401
(located on the North side of I-70 at Exit 273)

Conference Agenda At a Glance

Session: Air and Waste Management
The W in AWMA: The Outlook for Waste Diversion in ColoradoDavid Snapp, Solid Waste and Materials
Management Program Manager, CDPHE
Leveraging Machine Learning in Air Quality and Waste Management: Practical Applications and Use Cases for Data-Driven Decision MakingKyong B. Song, Barr Engineering
Methane Reduction Initiatives, Laws, and Regulations: An OverviewJames Van Horne, SLR International
Session: Environmental Justice and Community Air Monitoring
Breathe Easy: How Love My Air Engages Denver Communities through Air Quality Monitoring and CommunicationBrendan Lawlor and Ephraim Milton, Denver Dept of Public Health and Environment
Commerce City, the most polluted ZIP Code in the U.S.?Detlev Helmig, Boulder A.I.R.
Data-driven decisions, strategies, and policies through a county-level air quality monitoring programAnnareli Morales and Dan Joseph, Weld County Dept. of Public Health and Environment
A Proposed Risk-Based Screening
Assessment Framework for Evaluating Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development Emissions
Debra Kaden, Ramboll
Panel Session
Panel discussion with the Division directors of CDPHE addressing near term prioritiesMichael Ogletree – Air Quality
Nicole Rowan – Water Quality
Tracie White – Hazardous Waste and Materials
Jeff Lawrence (TBD) – Env Health and Sustainability
Session: Ozone and Precursors
Ozone and volatile organic compounds at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New MexicoAndrey Marsavin, Colorado State University
Uintah Basin Air Quality Update –
Wintertime Ozone
Bob Hammer, SLR International
Autonomous Network of Low-Cost
PM2.5 and Ozone Sensors to Study
Spatial Distribution and Exposure in Underserved Agricultural Communities
Akshay Kumar, Colorado State University
Session: Ozone and Modeling
Overview of Monte Carlo Statistical Techniques in Air Quality ModelingJason Reed, Ramboll
Collaborative Expert Review of the Denver-Julesburg Basin Oil and Gas Emission Inventory for Ozone NAAQS Planning in northern ColoradoTom Moore, DM/NFR RAQC
Precursor Emissions Control Strategy Evaluation: Weighted Emissions Potential / Area of Influence / Potential Source Contribution Analysis in the Denver Metro / North Front Range Ozone NAAQS Nonattainment AreaRalph Morris, Ramboll

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2021 Air Quality Conference photos and program