AIChE & A&WMA Web Forum: OAQPS Update on Multipollutant Science and Policy Considerations

Originally delivered Sep 30, 2015
Source: AIChE
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In the first part of this presentation, (presented by Bryan Hubbell), EPA discusses the current state of multipollutant air quality research with an emphasis on the most policy relevant research. Challenges in conducting and interpreting multipollutant health studies are also discussed, as well as promising new studies.

In the second part (presented by Mike Koerber), EPA discusses multipollutant air quality planning and policies. This presentation discusses the many existing regulatory (and nonregulatory) programs, how they intersect, and how EPA is working with states to harmonize air quality planning.


Dr. Nga Lee Ng

Dr. Nga Lee "Sally" Ng is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.



Bryan Hubbell

Dr.  Bryan Hubbell is the Senior Advisor for Science and Policy Analysis in the Health and Environmental Impacts Division of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. He previously led the Risk and Benefits Group responsible for estimating exposures and risks associated with criteria air pollutants and conducting benefits analyses for major air pollution regulations.  

He has written and presented extensively in the U.S. and internationally on the health and environmental impacts of air pollution and economic benefits and costs of air quality regulations, serving...Read more

Michael Koerber

Michael Koerber is the Associate Director for Policy in EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). OAQPS is responsible for managing the United States’ ambient air quality and air toxics programs.  As Associate Director, Mike works closely with senior EPA staff to help formulate policy, establish guidelines and protocols, provide consultation and advice, prepare reports, and assess progress on programs that OAQPS manages.

Prior to joining EPA in 2012, Mike worked for a multi-state organization representing states in the Great Lakes region (the Lake Michigan Air...Read more

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