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2007 Annual West Coast Collaborative Partnership Meeting

Co-Hosts

EPA

AQMD

Blue Skyways Collaborative

California Farm Bureau Federation

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Placer County Air Pollution Control District

Donaldson

USDA Rural Development

NRCS

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative

California Dairy Campaign

ACTI

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollutino Control District

John Deere

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Nisei Farmers Leagues

California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations

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Agenda

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

7:00-8:00—Conference Registration and Exhibitor
Booths – Capital Ballroom Foyer

8:00-8:30—Welcome and Opening Remarks – Capital
Ballroom C and D

  • Master of Ceremonies – Peter
    Murchie
    , U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Coordinator, West
    Coast Collaborative

    • Wayne Nastri, Regional
      Administrator, EPA Region 9
    • Elin Miller, Regional
      Administrator, EPA Region 10
    • Larry Greene, Executive
      Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

8:30-8:45—Where We’ve Been and Where
We Are: History and Update of the West Coast Collaborative and the
National Clean Diesel Campaign – Capital Ballroom C and D

8:45-9:30—West Coast Collaborative Successes
and Lessons Learned – Capital Ballroom C and D

9:30-10:15—Future Funding Opportunities – Capital
Ballroom C and D

  • Cynthia Marvin, Assistant
    Division Chief, Planning and Technical Support Division, California Air
    Resources Board, California Air Resources Board
  • Peter Murchie, EPA
    Coordinator, West Coast Collaborative

10:15-10:45—Coffee Break in Exhibition Hall – Capital
Ballroom Foyer

10:45-11:30—West Coast Collaborative Work
Plan and Overarching Cross-Sector Goals – Capital Ballroom
C and D

  • Moderator – Peter Murchie, EPA
    Coordinator, West Coast Collaborative

11:30-11:45—Break in Exhibition Hall and
Lunch Room Set-up – Capital Ballroom Foyer

11:45-1:00—Networking Lunch with National
Clean Diesel Agriculture Leaders Forum – Capital Ballroom C
and D

1:00—Begin the National Clean Diesel
Agriculture Leaders Forum – Capital Ballroom A

1:00-1:45—Where We’re Going: Ideas
for the Future of the Collaborative (Panel Discussion) – Capital
Ballroom C and D

  • Moderator – Deborah Jordan,
    Director, Air Division, EPA Region 9

    • Trucking – Matthew
      Schrap
      , Regulatory and Conference Specialist, California Trucking
      Association
    • Locomotive and Rail – Lanny
      Schmid
      , Director of Environmental Operations, Union Pacific Railroad
    • Marine Vessels and Ports – Dennis
      McLerran
      , Executive Director, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
    • Public Fleets and School Buses – Joseph
      Oldham
      , Fleets Acquisition Supervisor, City of Fresno
    • Agriculture – Roger Isom,
      VP and Director of Technical Services, CA Cotton Ginners and Growers Association

1:45-2:00—Break and Breakout Room Set-up – Capital
Ballroom Foyer

2:00-4:00—A Look to the Future: Sector Breakout
Sessions (See separate agendas for each sector)

4:00-4:15—Refreshment Break and Room Set-up – Capital
Ballroom Foyer

4:15-4:45—Moving Forward:  Sector Summaries
and Next Steps – Capital Ballroom C and D

  • Moderator – Peter Murchie,
    EPA Coordinator, West Coast Collaborative

4:45-5:00—Closing Remarks – Capital
Ballroom C and D

  • Wayne Nastri, Regional Administrator,
    EPA Region 9
  • Elin Miller, Regional
    Administrator, EPA Region 10
  • Larry Greene, Executive
    Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

5:00-7:00—Networking Reception – Grand
Ballroom
 

Thursday, March 29 (Optional – part
of National Agriculture leaders forum)

8:00—Buses depart the Doubletree Hotel parking
lot

8:00-11:30am—Clean Diesel and Biofuels Agriculture
Innovations Showcase (in association with the California Biomass Collaborative)

  • Field trip and Showcase:
    • UC Davis Digester
    • UC Davis Long Term Research on Agricultural Systems
    • UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Equipment
      • Agriculture Irrigation Pump Efficiency and Cost Savings – CSU
        Fresno
      • Biodiesel
      • Agriculture Clean Diesel Technologies

11:30-1:00—Box Lunch at UC Davis and Bus
to the Doubletree Hotel         

 

A Look to the Future: Sector Breakout Sessions

Locomotive
and Rail – Bear River Room

2:00 – 2:10—Introductions and Brief Welcome

  • Athena Bertolino, Associate, Ross & Associates

2:10 – 3:00—Union Pacific Roseville Project
Test Results

  • Don Duffy, Air Pollution Control Engineer, Placer County Air Pollution
    Control District, Presentation

3:00 – 3:50—Looking Forward: Roadmap for
Accelerating Successes; Locomotive/Rail Sector Workplan

  • Discussion topics:
    • Short-term action items or goals for the sector (1-year)
    • Long-term action items and/or goals for the sector (2-3 years)
    • In what direction would we like to see the locomotive/rail workgroup
      head?
    • Any new project ideas?
    • Are there things that we should change about the structure of our group
      (i.e., teleconference calls and meetings)? Should we explore having more
      cross-sector workgroup meetings (e.g., joint meetings with marine or trucking)?

3:50 – 4:00—Wrap Up

  • Athena Bertolino, Associate, Ross & Associates

Public Fleets and School Buses – Feather
River Room, Call-in number: 1-866-299-3188; Conference Code: 2065538087#

2:00 – 2:10—Introductions and Brief Welcome

  • Peter Murchie, Coordinator,
    West Coast Collaborative, U.S. EPA Region 10
  • Michael Mann, Public Fleets Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative,
    U.S. EPA Region 9

2:10 – 3:10—Past Progress and Future Trends

  • California’s
    Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities
    – Warren Hawkins,
    Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board
  • Washington
    State Diesel Retrofit Programs
    – Mike Boyer, Diesel Programs
    Coordinator, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Los Angeles Public Works Retrofit and Replacement Programs – Rick
    Teebay, Programs Development Division, L.A. County Department of
    Public Works
  • Northwest Consortium Diesel Hybrid Truck Project – Melody
    Bennett, Climate Change Project Manager, King County Department of
    Transportation

3:10 – 3:50—Looking Forward: Roadmap for
Progress; Public Fleets and School Buses Sector Work Plan

  • Discussion topics:
    • Short-term action items or goals for the sector (1-year)
    • Long-term action items and/or goals for the sector (2-3 years)
    • In what direction would we like to see the public fleets and school
      buses workgroup head?
    • Any new project ideas?
    • How should we organize and structure our workgroup (i.e., teleconference
      calls and meetings, subgroups for federal fleets and school buses)? Should
      we explore having more cross-sector workgroup meetings (e.g., joint meetings
      with construction)?

3:50 – 4:00—Wrap Up and Next Steps

  • Michael Mann, Public Fleets Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative, U.S.
    EPA Region 9

Construction – Del
Paso Room, Call-in Number: 866-299-3188, Conference Code: 2065532770#

2:00-2:10—Brief Introductions and Welcome

  • Wayne Elson, Construction Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative

2:10-2:40—Oregon Construction Sector Initiatives
and Status

2:40-3:10—Diesel Retrofits and Construction
Sector Specific Institutional and Technical Issues 

  • Antonio Santos, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA)

3:10-3:50—Roadmap for Accelerating Success;
Construction Sector Work Plan

  • Discussion topics:
    • Short-term action items or goals for the sector (1-year)
    • Long-term action items and/or goals for the sector (2-3 years)
    • In what direction would we like to see the Construction workgroup head?
    • What distributed generation opportunities should the workgroup pursue?
    • Are there things that we should change about the structure of the group
      (i.e., teleconference calls and meetings)?
    • Should we have more cross-sector workgroup calls/meetings (e.g., joint
      meetings with public fleets or trucking)?
    • Other Construction Sector Planning issues?

3:50-4:00—Wrap Up

  • Wayne Elson, Construction Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative

Trucking – Capital
Ballroom B, Call-in Number: 866-299-3188, Conference Code: 2065531037#

2:00-2:10—Brief Introductions and Welcome

  • Kristin Riha, Trucking Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative

2:10-3:00—US-Mexico Border Initiatives

  • Mexico’s Diesel Initiatives
    • Eduardo Olivares Lechuga, Transport Policies Deputy Director,  SEMARNAT
      (ULSD, Development of SmartWay-Like Border Program), Presentation
    • Enrique Villegas, Secretary for the State of Baja Environmental
      Protection Agency (Local Perspective—Current Needs for Addressing
      Diesel), Presentation
  • US EPA Region 9’s Diesel Initiatives
    • David Fege, Border Air Quality Coordinator, EPA Region 9 (Diesel Border
      Strategy), Presentation
    • Domingo Vigil, Assistant Air Resources Specialist, San Diego
      Air Pollution Control District (San Diego/Tijuana Retrofit Project), Presentation
  • Discussion of Path Forward

3:00-3:50—Roadmap for Accelerating Success;
Trucking Sector Work Plan

  • Discussion topics:
    • Short-term action items or goals for the sector (1-year)
    • Long-term action items and/or goals for the sector (2-3 years)
    • In what direction would we like to see the trucking workgroup head?
    • What border initiatives do we want to prioritize on?
    • Are there things that we should change about the structure of our group
      (i.e., teleconference calls and meetings)? Should we have more cross-sector
      workgroup meetings (e.g., joint meetings with marine or construction)?

3:50-4:00—Wrap Up

  • Kristin Riha, Trucking Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative

Agriculture and Biofuels

Marine Vessels and Ports – Capital
Ballroom D

  • No agenda currently.

   
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