Workshop on Ambient Air Fenceline Monitoring Using Advanced Monitoring Technologies: State of the Art, Successes, Frustrations and Standardization Needs

Date: April 28, 2022 

Event Location:  Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA

Organized by: ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality

 

About the Event

The Workshop on Ambient Air Fenceline Monitoring Using Advanced Monitoring Technologies: State of the Art, Successes, Frustrations and Standardization Needs will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022.  This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, WA in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of the committee.  The workshop will also offer a live stream virtual attendance option.

 

Objective and Scope

Fenceline monitoring (concentration and flux) of ambient air pollution emissions from industrial facilities including refineries, landfills, composting operations, and other industrial activity is of high interest to the public. Various governmental agencies have promulgated rules and regulations intended to gather data on these emissions and disseminate this information to the public. Methodology used to collect this data includes use of open path instrumentation including long-path differential optical absorption spectroscopy (LP DOAS) and open path Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (OP-FTIR), point source detectors including hydrogen sulfide analyzers and aethelometers as well as use of mobile platforms using instruments such as proton transfer reaction mass spectroscopy (PTR-MS) and solar occultation flux spectroscopy.

The application of these various methodologies to determine emissions crossing fencelines can be both challenging and fraught with pitfalls. The intent of this workshop is for air pollution monitoring contractors and consultants, impacted facilities, and regulators to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in fenceline measurement technology and its limitations, discuss ongoing projects, and possibly explore subtopics on instrument siting considerations, measurement successes, lessons learned, and measurement challenges. A key aspect of these measurements is determining the quality of generated data and the best techniques to audit hardware accuracy and performance. Outcomes from this workshop beyond informing attendees of current activity, will include identification of standardization needs that will assist the various fenceline monitoring stakeholders in performing fenceline monitoring and data analysis with well characterized limitations such that data quality objectives can be reasonably defined, and the intended purposes and expectations satisfied.

 

Abstract Submission

Those interested in presenting at the workshop are asked to please submit your 250 to 300-word abstract to Workshop Co-Chairs Raul Dominguez at rdominquez@aqmd.gov and David Elam Jr. at DElam@trccompanies.com by January 28, 2022.

 

Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in an STP, an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

Technical Program

To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), please click here.

 

Registration

Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.

 

Through

March 31st

April 1st - April 23rd

ASTM Member (In-Person)

Waived Waived
Non-Member (In-Person) $50.00 $75.00
Virtual (ASTM Members and Non-Members) $75.00 $100.00


All Attendees – All attendees must be registered to attend this event.  All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration are to pick up their name badge prior to entering the workshop.

Virtual Attendees – This workshop will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. The workshop will not be recorded and for later viewing.  Those who wish to register as a virtual attendee, must choose the virtual option during registration.  The virtual option is the same price regardless of ASTM Member status.  IMPORTANT: An email with the link to join the workshop will be sent to all virtual option registrants approximately one week prior to the start of the workshop.  Those who register in the week leading up to the workshop will receive the email within 2-3 business days of registering.

Presenters – Presenters for this workshop do not need to register.  Presenters will automatically be registered for this event. 

Students – Students may qualify for a discounted registration fee, provided they are a full-time student, not employed full time, have a current university email address for registration, and can provide a valid student ID onsite, if asked to do so.  To register as a student, please email your request to symposia@astm.org.  

Cancellation – A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org  or 610-832-9698.


If you have questions concerning registration for this event, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or +1 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

 

Technical Chair Contact Information

Raul Dominguez
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Email: rdominquez@aqmd.gov
Phone: +1 (909) 396-2226

David Elam, Jr.
TRC Environmental
Email: DElan@trccompanies.com
Phone: +1 (919) 622-1846

 

Continuing Education Units

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the symposium concludes.

Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell Street Seattle, WA 98101.

Host Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official April Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than March 24th, 2022. ASTM rates are $219 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. To book your reservation, please click here.

The Hyatt Regency Seattle has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Hyatt Regency Government Reservations. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

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CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Seattle, notice of cancelation must be received 2 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

The April Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Seattle offers free wireless internet connection.

 

Standards Development Meetings

Committee D22 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information the committee and its meeting schedule, please visit the Committee D22 Homepage, or email the ASTM Staff Manager, Ashley Wiand at awiand@astm.org.