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Emissions Inventory - Resources: Tools and Training

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Tools and Training

Global Biosphere Emissions and Interactions System (GLOBEIS)
Global Emission Inventory Estimates
Global Land Cover Facility Land Use Data
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) Emission Inventory Model
International Vehicle Emissions (IVE) Model
New Zealand Emissions Testing Course
UN Greenhouse Gas Emission Factors
U.S. EPA Air Pollution Control Guidance
U.S. EPA Air Pollution Training Institute - Inventory Training
U.S. EPA Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (BEIS)
U.S. EPA Emission Factors and Inventories Conferences and Workshops
U.S. EPA Emission Factor and Inventory Guidance and Resources
U.S. EPA Emission Inventory Training
U.S. EPA Emission Inventory Publications
U.S. EPA Inventories &Emission Factors Software
U.S. EPA Air Pollution Control Guidance
U.S. EPA Toxic Release Inventory Training Courses in the U.S.
U.S. EPA Landfill Air Emissions Model
U.S. EPA Onroad and Nonroad Mobile Sources Inventory Guidance
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Emissions Estimation Models

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Global Biosphere Emissions and Interactions System (GLOBEIS)

http://www.globeis.com Exit EPA

The Global Biosphere Emissions and Interactions System (GLOBEIS) estimates emissions from natural (biogenic) sources and is designed for use in combination with photchemical modeling systems for ozone and particulate matter such as CAMx (the Comprehensive Air quality Model with extensions).

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Global Emission Inventory Estimates

http://www.geiacenter.org/reviews/start.html Exit EPA

The Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA) was created in 1990 as an activity of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program. Guidance and data on estimated emissions of various pollutants and source categories are provided on this site, including data on a global scale addressing both natural and anthropogenic sources.

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Global Land Cover Facility Land Use Data

http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/data/ Exit EPA

This site run by the University of Maryland Global Land Cover Facility links to satellite imagery and land use/land cover data.

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International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) Emission Inventory Model

http://www.irr-neram.ca/CQ3Rome/Posters/cox.pdf (PDF, 1 pg., 473 KB) Exit EPA

This document is the second volume in the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) Urban Air Quality Management (UAQM) series and focuses on the role of emission inventories in the process of developing sound air quality management programs. The report discusses the principles behind emission inventories and describes the emission inventory model, or IPIECA Toolkit, which has been developed by IPIECA and consultants from Enstrat International Ltd. The Toolkit allows policy makers and planners to build an accurate and comprehensive emissions inventory upon which to assess the cost-effectiveness of alternative measures to reduce emissions. The report also gives illustrations of where the Toolkit has been used and the process for its integration into air quality programs.

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International Vehicle Emissions (IVE) Model

http://www.issrc.org/ive/index.html Exit EPA

The International Vehicle Emissions (IVE) Model is a computer model designed to estimate emissions from motor vehicles in developing countries. The model includes local air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions, and toxic pollutants.

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New Zealand Emissions Testing Course

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/air/emissions-course-presentations-aug00.html Exit EPA

This site provides presentations that were given during a training course on emissions testing in July and August 2000.

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UN Greenhouse Gas Emission Factors

http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/EFDB/main.php Exit EPA

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has developed an emission factor database for greenhouse gas pollutants and sources, where users can find emission factors and other parameters with background documentation or technical references that can be used for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

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U.S. EPA Air Pollution Control Guidance

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/catc/products.html#software

U.S. EPA Clean Air Technology Center tools for estimating emission reduction efficiencies and costs for various air pollution control technology.

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U.S. EPA Air Pollution Training Institute - Inventory Training

http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/eog/catalog/otccour.html

EPA's Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI) conducts about 20 different courses annually from a total of 38 titles available through the Air Training Centers. For example, one of the training courses offered related to emissons inventories is course number 419: Preparation of Emission Inventories.

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U.S. EPA Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (BEIS)

http://www.epa.gov/asmdnerl/biogen.html

EPA's Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (BEIS) estimates volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from vegetation and nitric oxide (NO) emissions from soils.

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U.S. EPA Emission Factors and Inventories Conferences and Workshops

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/conferences.html

This site lists conferences and training workshops related to emission factors and inventories that are sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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U.S. EPA Emission Factor and Inventory Guidance and Resources

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/publications.html

EPA emission factor and inventory guidance and resources are available via links for general inventory guidance documents (e.g., PM10 emission inventory requirements), emission inventory trends documents, emission factor documents, and emission factor and inventory software (e.g., personal computer version of the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System).

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U.S. EPA Emission Inventory Training

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/eidocs/training.html

U.S. EPA's Emission Factor &Inventory Group provides training on emission inventories. Information (e.g., class slides, links to recommended publications) from the courses that they offer is provided on this site for their Basic Emission Inventory Course, Emissions Estimation Tools Course, Preparation of Inventories for Modeling, MOBILE6 Model, and National Emission Inventory (NEI) Input Format Training.

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U.S. EPA Emission Inventory Publications

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/publications.html

EPA's Emission Factor and Inventory Group has developed numerous publications to assist individuals and agencies in the preparation of U.S. emission inventories. The documents include: inventory planning for ozone, particulate matter (PM2.5), and regional haze; a rule on consolidated emissions reporting; emission inventory guidance for ozone, particulate matter, and regional haze based on U.S. regulations; a handbook for air toxics emission inventory development for stationary sources; and a guide for criteria pollutant inventory development for point and area sources.

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U.S. EPA Inventories &Emission Factors Software

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/software/index.html

The site includes links to EPA inventories and emission factors software and tools. Software that is available on the site includes: Air ClearingHouse For Inventories And Emission Factors (Air CHIEF), which provides some of EPA's most widely used and requested documents and most popular emission estimation tools on CD-ROM; Factor Information REtrieval (FIRE) Data System, a database containing EPA's recommended emission estimation factors for criteria and hazardous air pollutants; PM Calculator, which calculates controlled emissions for PM2.5 and PM10 for each point source; SPECIATE 3.2, a repository of total organic compound (TOC) and particulate matter (PM) speciated profiles for a variety of sources for use in source apportionment studies; TANKS, which estimates volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from fixed- and floating-roof storage tanks, and the Area Source Emissions Model (ASEM), which calculates emissions estimates using default methodologies established by the EPA.

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U.S. EPA Landfill Air Emissions Model

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/software/index.html

The Landfill Air Emissions Model is PC-based software for estimating emissions of methane, carbon dioxide, nonmethane organic compounds, and hazardous air pollutants from municipal solid waste landfills. These emissions are generated by decomposition of refuse in landfills.

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U.S. EPA Onroad and Nonroad Mobile Sources Inventory Guidance

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/models.htm

This is the entry page for various onroad and nonroad mobile source emission models available from US EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. Modeling is EPA's method for estimating emissions from on-road vehicles, nonroad sources, and fuels.

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Emissions Estimation Models

http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/aep/models/edms_model/ Exit EPA

The Emissions and Dispersion Modeling System (EDMS) was developed in the mid-1980s as a complex source microcomputer model designed to assess the air quality impacts of proposed airport development projects. EDMS software and database files are available on this site which provide information needed to estimate aircraft emissions.

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