2008 Annual West Coast Collaborative Partnership Meeting

Agenda and Presentations

November 5-6, 2008
Red Lion Hotel
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

11:00 - 12:00: Lunch on Your Own

12:00 - 1:00: Registration Table Check-in (Emerald Foyer room)

1:00 - 1:30: Welcome, Introductions & West Coast Collaborative Accomplishments (Emerald I room)
Emcees: Ben Machol, West Coast Collaborative Co-Chair, EPA Region 9 & Pam Emerson, West Coast Collaborative Co-Chair, EPA Region 10

1:30 - 2:30: Policy and Science Impacts of Climate Change
Moderator: Jean Roggenkamp, Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Climate Change Impacts to Air Quality, Goods Movement, and Agriculture

  • Dr. Eric Salathé, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group
Federal Climate Change Policy Update State & Regional Climate Change Policy Initiatives

2:30 - 3:00: Networking Break (Emerald I room)

3:00 - 4:00: What We Can Do Now to Address Climate Change
Moderator: Pam Emerson, West Coast Collaborative Co-Chair, EPA Region 10

Route & Logistics Optimization Strategies & SmartWay Global Supply Chain Tools

Driver and Operator Behavior to Increase Fuel Efficiency

Vessel Speed Reduction Strategies

4:00 - 5:30: Future Funding Projections
Moderator: Larry Greene, Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

Federal & State Funding Projections

Diesel Projects Funded Through Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)

5:30 - 6:30: Partner Network Appetizer Reception – No Host Bar at the Rock Bottom Brewery & Bar, 1333 5th Ave – one block south of hotel

Thursday, November 6, 2008

7:30 - 8:30: Registration Table Check-in (Continental Breakfast in the Emerald Foyer)

8:00 - 8:30: Welcome, EPA’s National Clean Diesel Innovative Financing & Emerging Technology Grant Programs, & the California Clean Air Technology Forum

8:30 - 9:00: Air Quality & Our Communities: Health Risk Assessments

9:00 - 10:00: State Showcase Roundtable
Moderator: Ben Machol, West Coast Collaborative Co-Chair, EPA Region 9

10:00 - 10:30: Networking Coffee Break (Emerald Foyer)

10:30 - 12:00: Individual Sector Breakout Sessions Part 1

Trucking Sector (Emerald I room)
Moderator: Kristin Riha, West Coast Collaborative, EPA Region 9

Rail & Locomotive Sector (Emerald III room)
Moderator: Trina Martynowicz, West Coast Collaborative, EPA Region 9

Public Fleets & School Buses Sector (Bainbridge room)
Moderator: Michael Mann, West Coast Collaborative, EPA Region 9

Green Fleets Solutions: The Theory and Practice of Reducing Emissions and Saving Money

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch & Keynote Presentation (lunch will be served in the Emerald Foyer)

Oil Market Volatility, Supply Chain Management, and Diesel Emission Reductions: What's the Connection?

1:00 - 2:30: Concurrent Individual Sector Breakout Sessions Part 2: Marine Vessels & Ports, Agriculture & Biofuels, or Construction

Agriculture & Biofuels Sector (Emerald III room)
Moderator: Ashley Zanolli, EPA Region 10

Update on San Joaquin Valley’s Programs

  • Samir Sheikh, Director of Emission Reduction Incentives, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Success Stories: Snohomish County Biofuels Pilot Project

Direct Seed - No Till Project

Santa Cruz Biodiesel Project: Local Cradle-to-Cradle Model for Sustainable Production

Energy Efficiency & Ag: Your Return on Investment!

Funding Opportunities

Facilitated Discussion: Energy Efficiency in NW Agriculture: A Cooperative Strategy to Conserve Energy, Assist Farmers, & Preserve Farms

Marine Vessels & Ports Sector (Emerald 1 room)
Moderator: Athena Bertolino, Ross and Associates on Behalf of EPA

Construction Sector (Bainbridge room)
Moderator: Wayne Elson, EPA Region 10

2:30: All Sectors will Reconvene in the Emerald I Room: (A light snack will be available in the Emerald Foyer)

2:30 - 3:30: A Look Forward for the West Coast Collaborative: Facilitated Group Discussion & Closing Remarks (Emerald I room)
Facilitator: Ben Machol, Manager, Clean Energy & Climate Change Office, EPA Region 9 & Pam Emerson, West Coast Collaborative Co-Chair, EPA Region 10

Closing Remarks Provided by: