RHPWG Emissions Inventory and Modeling Protocol Subcommittee

Agricultural Field Dust, Eastern California Fire Event, San Jacinto Class I Wilderness Area, California Bay Bridge, San Francisco, California Death Valley National Park, California Downtown Phoenix, Arizona
Emissions Inventories and Modeling Protocols 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 Emissions Inventories and Modeling Protocols Subcommittee helps assemble Base Year, coordinates Regional Inventory, forecasts 2028, and works with Modelers on Source apportionment modeling and Setting RPGs for Most Impaired Days.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

Work Products

Recommendations for Base Year Modeling, consensus Feb. 1, 2019


Farren Herron-ThorpeWashington farren.herron-thorpe@ecy.wa.gov
Elias ToonArizona Toon.Elias@azdeq.gov
Ryan TempletonArizona Templeton.Ryan@azdeq.gov
Curt TaipaleColorado curtis.taipale@state.co.us
Jeremy NeustifterColorado jeremy.neustifter@state.co.us
Kevin BriggsColorado APCD kevin.briggs@state.co.us
Amanda BrimmerDenver RACQ abrimmer@raqc.org
Rhonda PayneMontana repayne@mt.gov
Stephen CoeMontana scoe@mt.gov
Brenda HarpringNevada bharprin@ndep.nv.gov
Frank ForsgrenNevada fforsgre@ndep.nv.gov
Cindy HollenbergNew Mexico Cindy.Hollenberg@state.nm.us
Mark JonesNew Mexico Mark.Jones@state.nm.us
Roslyn HigginNew Mexico roslyn.higgin@state.nm.us
Christopher SwabOregon swab.christopher@deq.state.or.us
Jay BakerUtah jbaker@utah.gov
Pat BrewerWRAP Consultingpfbrewerconsulting@gmail.com
Tom MooreWRAP-WESTAR tmoore@westar.org
Jean-Paul HuysWashington jhuy461@ecy.wa.gov

Subcommittee Calls

Agendas and Notes after August 2018, and all Subcommittee materials and data are available here: Western U.S.regional analysis – emissions inventories for Regional Haze planning

August 30, 2018 call notes (PDF)

July 26, 2018 call notes (PDF)

June 28, 2018 call notes (PDF)

Other Resources

Spring 2019 Regional Haze Modeling Plan update (PDF)

Western Modeling Domains (PNG)

Regional Haze Modeling Scenarios – June 27, 2019 (XLSX)