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West Coast Collaborative: Public-private partnership to reduce diesel emissions

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Draft Agenda

Coast Collaborative Public Workshop

March 21-22, 2005
Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers
1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Day One: March 21st

9:00 a.m. — Optional Fieldtrips and Pre-Workshop
Meetings (tentative)

  • Sea-Tac
    third runway ‘green construction’ project
  • King County and City of Seattle Clean Diesel efforts
  • Washington State Clean School Bus Initiative
  • Meeting space will also be available for any of the sector
    workgroups or others to hold a face to face meeting ahead of
    the opening of the workshop

12:00 p.m. — Registration

12:45 p.m. — Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Wayne Nastri, Regional Administrator EPA Region 9
  • Ron Kreizenbeck, Acting Regional Administrator EPA Region 10
  • M.R. Dinsmore, CEO Port of Seattle (invited)

1:00 p.m. — Overview of the National Clean Diesel

  • Merrylin Zaw-Mon, Division Director, Certification and Compliance
    Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA HQ
  • The National Diesel Initiative offers a combination of regulatory
    and voluntary programs to reduce diesel emissions. $15 million
    has been requested in the FY06 budget to support diesel emission
    reductions. Ms. Zaw-Mon will present an overview of this program
    and discuss its relationship with one of its first pilots:
    the West Coast Collaborative.

1:30 p.m. — Where Have We Been And Where Are We

  • Peter Murchie, EPA Region 10
    Mr. Murchie will discuss The West Coast Collaborative FY05 and
    FY06 funding and will present ideas for next steps and potential
    permanent structures for the Collaborative.

2:00 p.m. — What Projects and Strategies is the
Collaborative Moving Ahead With?

This series of presenters will focus on the challenges and opportunities
for developing and implementing reduction strategies/projects.
The presenters will give short summaries of the main project
areas, next steps and existing or potential funding needs/opportunities.

  • 2:00 p.m. Agriculture
  • 2:20 p.m. Construction and Distributed Generation
  • 2:40 p.m. Locomotives and Rail

3:00 p.m. — Break

  • 3:20 p.m. Marine Vessels and Ports
  • 3:40 p.m. Trucking
  • 4:00 p.m. Cleaner Fuels
  • 4:20 p.m. Discussion and Wrap-up
    • Are there projects that could be expanded to a broader ‘regional’ scope?
    • Are there some commonalities or cross cutting issues among
      the different sectors (cleaner fuels, intermodal
      and etc.)?
    • Are
      there strategies and/or project areas that
      need to be added?
    • Are there cross cutting challenges and impediments? How
      could we overcome them?

5:00 p.m. — Adjourn for Dinner Cruise on the Argosy

Day Two: March 22nd

8:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast and late registration

9:00 a.m. — Overview of the day

  • Peter Murchie, EPA Region 10

9:15 a.m. — Why Diesel Emission Reduction Strategies
and Projects Make Sense?

  • Mike Jackson, Tiax
    Mr. Jackson will present information on the cost effectiveness
    of different diesel emission reduction strategies and technologies

10:00 a.m. — What Are the Potential Federal Resources
to Support Our Efforts?

  • George Schoener, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation
    Department of Transportation
  • Dave Garman, Acting Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary
    for Energy (invited)
  • TBD, United States Department of Agriculture
    The U.S. Government has significant resources allocated each
    year that could be used to reduce emissions from diesel sources.
    These agency representatives will update Collaborative members
    on potential funding opportunities.

11:15 a.m. — Funding Panel Q and A

  • George Schoener, USDOT; Dave Garman USDOE; TBD USDA; Merrylin Zaw-Mon,

11:45 a.m. — Box Lunch in the Exhibitor Hall

1:00 p.m.
— How Do We Get More Resources for Our Projects and Strategies?

  • Ad Hoc Education and Resources Group
  • Lynn Terry, Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources
  • Richard Stedman, Executive Director, Northwest Collaborative
    Air Priorities Partnership
  • Seyed Sadredin, Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, San Joaquin
    Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
  • Collaborative partners from California and the Northwest
    are working together to devise a strategy to secure additional
    resources. Ms. Terry, Mr. Stedman and Mr. Sadredin will lead
    a discussion about coordinated education and resource advocacy.

4:00 p.m. — Wrap-up

5:00 p.m. — Adjourn


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