Please join us for our next virtual AWMA lunch meeting, where we will discuss “Bringing the the Denver Metro and North Front Range Area into compliance with the federal ozone standards”
The meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams, from 12PM-1PM, on Thursday, October 29th.
f you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP to Sergio Guerra (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11AM on Wednesday, October 28th to receive instructions on how to attend online.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reclassified the Denver Metro and North Front Range Area’s nonattainment status for ozone from Moderate to Serious. The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), in coordination with the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), has developed a State Implementation Plan (SIP) aimed at bringing the area into compliance with the federal ozone standards. Amanda Brimmer and Jessica Ferko of the RAQC will be discussing the development of this plan including, photochemical modeling, emissions inventories, and control strategy evaluation, as well as the approval and submittal process the plan is currently undergoing.
Amanda Brimmer is the Technical Director of the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC). In this role, Amanda facilitates development of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for ozone for the Denver Metro/North Front Range nonattainment area as well as managing other air quality planning activities including providing technical direction and support for Council activities. Prior to joining the RAQC, Amanda was a Principal Air Quality Planner with the North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington, TX. Amanda graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned a master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her two daughters.
Jessica Ferko is an Air Quality Planner for the Regional Air Quality Council. She has seven years’ experience working in the air quality field, and uses her experience to perform specialized work in air quality planning, control strategy evaluation, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining the team at the RAQC, Jessica worked in consulting; focusing on environmental permitting and air dispersion modeling. Jessica graduated from Kalamazoo College with a degree in Chemistry, and Michigan State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. When not working, Jessica spends her time climbing rocks, riding bikes, and puttering in her garden.