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Notebook on Local Urban Air Toxics Assessment and Reduction Strategies

I. COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING:

Section I concerns building local capacity and establishing partnerships to address air toxics issues.

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Fact Sheets
      - Michigan Center for the Environment and Children's Health   PDF file
      - Community Action Against Asthma - - Neighborhood Organizing Project   PDF file
      - ATSDR: Petitioned Public Health Assessment   PDF file
      - What You Can Expect from ATSDR   PDF file
      - About ATSDR   PDF file
Workshop Presentations on Community Programs
      - Building Community and Institutional Capacity: Panel Introduction - Hank Topper, USEPA, OPT   PDF file
      - Building Community Capacity to Address Local Air Toxics Issues - Swati Prakash, WE ACT   PDF file
      - Building Capacity for Oregon's Air Toxics Program - Annette Leibe, Oregon DEQ   PDF file
      - West Jefferson County Community Task Force - Arnita Gadson, West County Environmental Information Center and Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center   PDF file
      - Common Urban Challenges - Glenn Goldstein, Clean Air Communities   PDF file
      - Cleveland Air Toxics Pilot Project - Steve Fruh, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
Some Available Resources  
      - Asthma Resources on the Internet   PDF file
      - Foundations and Funding Organizations   PDF file

II. TOOLS FOR UNDERSTANDING LOCAL AIR TOXICS

Section II provides tools to identify and collect information on all local sources of air toxics, to measure and estimate air toxic concentrations from combined sources, to analyze information to identify "hotspots," and to set priorities to address air toxics.

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Fact Sheets/Other Information    
      - Emission Inventories   PDF file
      - National Toxics Inventory   PDF file
      - Air Toxics Monitoring: Overview   PDF file
      - Computer Modeling: Overview   PDF file
      - Computer Modeling: Dispersion Models   PDF file
      - Computer Modeling: Exposure Models   PDF file
      - Introduction to Air Toxics Risk Assessment   PDF file
      - Residual Risk- Dave Guinnup, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
      - Use of the NATA National Scale Assessment as a Scoping Tool for Urban-Scale Assessments - Dave Guinnup, Ted Palma and Roy Smith, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
      - Community/Local Air Toxics Assessments: Interpreting and Understanding Measured and Modeled Data - Dave Guinnup, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
      - The Total Risk Integrated Methodology (TRIM) - Dierdre Murphy, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
      - The Total Risk Integrated Methodology (TRIM) -- Peer Review - Dierdre Murphy, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
      - Hot Spot Exposure Assessment Program   PDF file
Presentations
Emission Inventories:
   
      - What is an Emission Inventory - Laurel Driver, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
      - Development of Neighborhood Scale Emission Inventories - Dale Shimp, CARB   PDF file
      - Developing a Local Air Toxics Inventory: Allegheny County's Approach - Gary Fischman, Allegheny County Health Dept.   PDF file
      - Allegheny County Health Department -- Summary by Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) of Point Source Emissions   PDF file
      - Constructing An Emissions Inventory -- Lessons Learned - David Lynch, USEPA OPPT   PDF file
Assessment:    
      - The Denver Urban Air Toxics Assessment: Methodology and Results - Gregg Thomas, Denver County Dept. of Public Health   PDF file
      - Using the Industrial Source Complex (ISCT3) Model as a Planning and Diagnostic Tool for Air Quality in Houston - Joe Touma, USEPA, OAQPS   PDF file
      - Monitoring for Air Toxics in Ohio - Diane McClure, Ohio EPA   PDF file
Interpretation:    
      - Ambient Air Monitoring Data: Approaches, Considerations, Limitations, and Evaluation - David Brymer and Laurel Carlisle, TNRCC   PDF file
      - Understanding Modeled Data in Risk Characterization - Ken Mitchell, USEPA, Region 4   PDF file
      - ATSDR - National Exposure Registry, Trichloroethylene(TCE) Subregistry Exit EPA disclaimer HTML file
Mobile Sources and Hot Spots:  
      - The Baltimore Traffic Study - Tim Buckley, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University   PDF file
      - Understanding the Mobile Source Contribution to Ambient Hot Spots - Melinda D. Treadwell, Ph.D., NESCAUM   PDF file

III. IMPROVING AIR QUALITY

Section III looks at ways to design programs and take actions to reduce emissions and risks from air toxics.

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Fact Sheets/Other Information    
      - Indoor Air Toxics   PDF file
      - California's Plan to Reduce Diesel Particulate Matter Emissions   PDF file
      - California Diesel Fuel   PDF file
      - Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards   PDF file
      - Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy   PDF file
      - Residual Risk Program   PDF file
      - Carl Moyer Clean Engine Incentive Program Exit EPA disclaimer PDF file
      - South Coast Air Quality Management District: AQMD Rules Exit EPA disclaimer PDF file
      - Heavy-Duty Diesel Emission Reduction Project Retrofit/Rebuild Component - NESCAUM   PDF file
Presentations  
      - Indoor Environments - Amanda Burkette, Ohio Indoor Air Program   PDF file
      - Mobile Source Air Toxics: Control Options - Carl Scarbro, USEPA, OTAQ   PDF file
      - California Diesel Risk Reduction Plan - Dale Shimp, CARB   PDF file
      - Air Toxics Flowchart   PDF file
      - EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Auto Refinish Project - Mary Cushmac, USEPA Design for Environment   PDF file
      - Insight into Louisiana's Air Toxics Program - Alice Fredlund, Louisiana DEQ   PDF file

IV. APPENDICES

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      - Workshop Participant List   PDF file
      - Evaluation Summaries   PDF file PDF file
      - Workshop Agenda   PDF file

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