The U.S. EPA’s 2015 International Emission Inventory Conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in San Diego, CA, April 12-16, 2015. This year’s conference will focus on how emission inventories meet the challenges posed by emerging air quality issues, with a focus on the Western U.S. This theme highlights:
- How inventories can be used to assess the impacts of long-range transport on local NAAQS and other air quality issues;
- How do key sectors in the Western U.S., including Oil & Gas, Fires, and Agriculture affect local and regional air quality;
- What are the current challenges in estimating emissions for key sectors? How can we improve emission estimates for these key western sectors in inventories?
- How can we better account for tribal emissions to help improve air quality within tribal lands? Which sectors are key to tribal areas in the western US?
- How can we leverage work going on at the regional and local levels to inform the National Emissions Inventory?
- How are such air quality emissions issues connected to emissions of greenhouse gases? How can both air quality improvement and global warming mitigation be considered in emissions methods?