RHPWG Coordination and Glide Path Subcommittee

Haze Event, Bob Marshall Class I Wilderness Area, Montana Station Fire, Night, California Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California Pasayten Class I Wilderness Area, Washington Salt Lake City, Utah
Regional Haze Planning Workgroup Coordination and Glide Path 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 purpose of the “Coordination and Glide Path” subcommittee is to coordinate communications with the larger RHPWG regarding SIP planning needs, development of the shared database, and documentation that may be used in SIP revisions or public outreach. The subcommittee also advises the technical contractors for the shared database, the TSS v2, housed at CIRA, Colorado State University) regarding the database functionalities needed and data display. This subcommittee will coordinate with many other subcommittees and work groups to accomplish its purpose.

This subcommittee, formed in February 2019, is the result of merging remaining tasks from the following three subcommittees, which operated through February 2019: Responsibilities and Deliverables
  1. Assist with evaluation (or scoping for contract work) regarding trend analysis for monitoring data, including natural conditions, and “glidepath” construction, including adjustments.
  2. Coordinate with various subcommittees and work groups to ensure a smooth transition to populating the TSS v.2 with correct and complete monitoring data, emissions data, and modeling results.
  3. Coordinate efforts to complete and distribute informational products, including documentation of analyses, consultation tracking, planning requirements, and training webinars.
Work Products

Overview of Regional Haze Planning, May 7, 2019 RHPWG consensus

Communication Framework for Regional Haze Planning Sept. 3, 2019 RHPWG consensus

EPA Guidance on Regional Haze Monitoring Data

Memo and Technical Addendum on Ambient Data Usage and Completeness for the Regional Haze Program (June 3, 2020)

Technical Guidance on Tracking Visibility Progress for the Second Implementation Period of the Regional Haze Program (December 20, 2018)

Guidance for Tracking Progress Under the Regional Haze Rule (September 2003) (Note: this document is relied upon by the 2018 Technical Guidance on Tracking Visibility Progress for the Second Implementation Period of the Regional Haze Program, listed above)


Molly BirnbaumAlaska molly.birnbaum@alaska.gov
Paul GoodfellowAlaska paul.goodfellow@alaska.gov
Ed MertaAlbuquerque/BC DEH emerta@cabq.gov
Elias ToonArizona Toon.Elias@azdeq.gov
Ryan TempletonArizona Templeton.Ryan@azdeq.gov
Shawn McClureCIRA Shawn.McClure@colostate.edu
Ted FriesnerCIRA Ted.Friesner@colostate.edu
Tina Suarez-MuriasCalifornia christine.suarez-murias@arb.ca.gov
Carl Brown Idaho Carl.Brown@deq.idaho.gov
Pascale WarrenIdaho Pascale.Warren@deq.idaho.gov
Brandon McGuireMontana BMcGuire@mt.gov
Debra MillerNational Park Service (DOI) debra_miller@nps.gov
Kristen KingNational Park Service (DOI) kirsten_king@nps.gov
Melanie PetersNational Park Service (DOI) melanie_peters@nps.gov
Sig JaunarajsNevada sjaunara@ndep.nv.gov
Steven McNeeceNevada smcneece@ndep.nv.gov
Mark JonesNew Mexico Mark.Jones@state.nm.us
Michael BacaNew Mexico michael.baca1@state.nm.us
Neal ButtNew Mexico neal.butt@state.nm.us
Roslyn HigginNew Mexico roslyn.higgin@state.nm.us
Julie SimpsonNez Perce julies@nezperce.org
D Pei WuOregon Wu.d@deq.state.or.us
Kristen MartinOregon Martin.kristen@deq.state.or.us
Phil AllenOregon allen.philip@deq.state.or.us
Richard GrimaldiPima CountyRichard.Grimaldi@pima.gov
Rupesh PatelPima CountyRupesh.Patel@pima.gov
Anthony LueckSouth DakotaAnthony.Lueck@state.sd.us
Rick BoddickerSouth Dakotarick.boddicker@state.sd.us
Gail TonnesonUS EPATonnesen.Gail@epa.gov
Brett GanttUS EPA - OAQPS-RTPGantt.Brett@epa.gov
Jaslyn DobrahnerUS EPA Region 8dobrahner.jaslyn@epa.gov
Tim AllenUS FWStim_allen@fws.gov
Bret AndersonUSFSbaanderson02@fs.fed.us
Jay BakerUtah jbaker@utah.gov
Bob LebensWESTARblebens@westar.org
Mary UhlWESTARmaryuhl@westar.org
Pat BrewerWRAP Consultingpfbrewerconsulting@gmail.com
Tom MooreWRAP-WESTAR tmoore@westar.org
Collen StintsonWashington colleen.stinson@ecy.wa.gov
Jean-Paul HuysWashington jhuy461@ecy.wa.gov
Amber PottsWyoming amber.potts@wyo.gov

Subcommittee Calls

June 11 2020 Agenda April 16, 2020 Agenda Notes March 12, 2020 Agenda Notes February 13, 2020 Agenda Notes December 12, 2019 Agenda Notes November 14, 2019 Agenda MP4 recording Notes
  1. Coordination & Glide Path Subcommittee Task Overview
  2. WESTAR-WRAP Modeling Scenarios-Display and Comparison
  3. WRAP TSS2 Delivery Update Coordination Glide Path
October 10, 2019 Agenda Notes
  1. WRAP TSS2 Design Mockup
  2. Draft TSS FAQs – October 10 Version
September 12, 2019 Agenda Notes

WRAP member overview of Natural Conditions evaluation work (August 27, 2019) MP4 recording
  • Brandon McGuire (PPT)
  • Joe Adlhoch (PPT)
August 8, 2019 Agenda Notes
  1. Draft TSS FAQ's - August 8 version
July 16, 2019 Agenda Notes
  1. Natural Conditions Presentation
  2. WRAP Consultation and Coordination Framework Document
June, 13, 2019 Agenda

May 9, 2019 Agenda Notes

April 11, 2019 Agenda Notes

March 14, 2019 Agenda Notes

February 28, 2019 Agenda Notes