Air Toxics: Education and Outreach
Education and Outreach is a regional priority in air toxics. We hope to collect more information in order to further collaboration as a region. If you would like to post a project or a link email Davis Zhen. email@example.com
Modeling of Transport of Vehicle Related Emissions to Mount Rainier National Park
- We are currently working on creating a database combining environmental justice and air toxics data. The goal of this project is to develop maps showing hotspots where high air toxics levels coincide with minority and low income communities in order to direct focus for further environmental justice work.
Northwest Air Quality Communicators
- The National Park Service collaborated with Washington State University (AIRPACT)and the University of Washington (Center for Environmental Visualization ) to develop an animated air quality model that shows a typical summertime weather pattern resulting in the development and transport of a NOx plume from the I-5 corridor to Mount Rainier. The National Park Service is now partnering with the Northwest Environment Watch to develop this graphic animation into an educational tool linking transportation choices to air quality at Mount Rainier.
- Contact: Elizabeth Waddell (National Park Service), (206) 220-4287, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Air Toxics Science Advisory Committee
- The Northwest Air Quality Communicators represent state and local air quality agencies in the Pacific Northwest who are committed to sharing ideas, resources and programs to ensure that we are using our resources effectively in developing and implementing communications and outreach programs.
- Contact: Alice Collingwood (Manager Communications), (206) 689-4043, email@example.com
Regional Air Toxics Technical Review Group
- Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), Air Quality Division, has formed an Air Toxics Science Advisory Committee (ATSAC). The purpose of ATSAC will be to provide DEQ, and in its jurisdiction, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, with advice on the state air toxics program that is scientifically and technically sound, independent, balanced, useful and timely.
- Scientists from the University of Washington, WA Department of Ecology, and EPA Region 10 have formed an air toxics technical review group to address scientific questions around the Seattle air toxics monitoring effort.
- Contact: John Williamson (WA Department of Ecology), (425) 649-7118