RHPWG Consultation and Coordination Subcommittee

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Regional Haze Planning Workgroup Consultation and Coordination Subcommittee

Overview/Purpose for all RHPWG Subcommittees:
The purpose of the subcommittees in their subject areas would be to:
  1. Interact and coordinate with other appropriate WRAP Work Groups for Regional Haze SIP preparation tasks.
  2. Develop principles or protocols to guide RH SIP preparation tasks that are appropriate for western state circumstances.
  3. Determine when and what contract work is needed and assist in preparation of contract tasks and evaluation of work products.
  4. Keep pace of work on schedule for RH SIP preparation
The Consultation and Coordination Subcommittee develops protocols for consulting with Federal Land Managers and States, and coordinating with Tribes. Through regular conference calls, the subcommittee provides for ongoing consultation and coordination among WRAP member agencies and serves as a forum to coordinate regional consultation efforts and collaborate on resources that may be of use to States and Tribes responsible for Regional Haze SIP preparation.

Responsibilities and Deliverables
The subcommittee will maintain a record of conversations, work products, and resources on this webpage for reference in SIP preparation. Anticipated deliverables include:
  • A list of key contacts for western States and Tribes,
  • A timeline of recommended key consultation junctures (both formal and informal) in the SIP preparation process, and
  • A white paper including protocols, templates, and recommendations for outreach regarding Regional Haze among states, tribes, FLMs, EPA regions, local air agencies, affected sources, and the public.
Work Products


Rebecca HarbageMontana rharbage@mt.gov
Molly BirnbaumAlaska molly.birnbaum@alaska.gov
Elias ToonArizona Toon.Elias@azdeq.gov
Natalie MuilenbergArizona Muilenberg.Natalie@azdeq.gov
Ryan TempletonArizona Templeton.Ryan@azdeq.gov
Carl Brown Idaho Carl.Brown@deq.idaho.gov
Pat BrewerNational Park Service (DOI) patricia_f_brewer@nps.gov
Frank ForsgrenNevada fforsgre@ndep.nv.gov
Neal ButtNew Mexico neal.butt@state.nm.us
Julie SimpsonNez Perce julies@nezperce.org
Jay BakerUtah jbaker@utah.gov
Tom MooreWRAP-WESTAR tmoore@westar.org

Subcommittee Calls

July 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes

June 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes

May 8, 2018 Agenda Minutes

Other Resources