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Southeast Texas Photochemical Modeling Technical Committee

An advisory group to assist the TCEQ with technical and scientific issues related to air quality modeling and analysis in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria and Beaumont-Port Arthur areas.

Participate in the SET PMTC

Anyone interested may attend and participate in the advisory group's meetings. Past meetings included representatives from the public, environmental groups, industry, and government.

  • E-mail amda@tceq.texas.gov with "SET PMTC" in the subject line to join our meeting notification list or request more information

Meeting Location

Meetings are held at the offices of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, 3555 Timmons Avenue, Houston, TexasExit the TCEQbeginning at 10 a.m.

Next Meeting: TBD

Recent Meeting Materials

July 21, 2014 Presenter
Agenda    Minutes
TCEQ SIP Planning Update Lola Brown - TCEQ
H-GAC Update Graciela Lubertino, Ph.D. - H-GAC
Overview of a New Tool to Develop Mobile Emission Inventories using MOVES (pptx) John Koupal - ERG
NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST) Meeting Review Dan Cohan, Ph.D. - Rice University
HGB NOX and VOC Trends John Jolly - TCEQ
2011 Ensemble Modeling and DVF Calculations Greg Stella - Alpine Geophysics
TCEQ Modeling Update Doug Boyer - TCEQ
The Impact of Observational Nudging and Nesting on the Simulated Meteorology and Ozone Concentrations from WRF-CMAQ during the DISCOVER-AQ 2013 Texas Campaign Yunsoo Choi, Ph.D - University of Houston
Possible Exceptional Event: August 26, 2011 Erik Gribbin - TCEQ
February 27, 2014 Presenter
Agenda    Minutes
TCEQ SIP Planning Update Lola Brown - TCEQ
EPA Update Erik Snyder - EPA
H-GAC Update and Emissions of Radical Precursors and Related Species from Traffic in Houston, Texas Graciela Lubertino, Ph.D. - H-GAC
2013 Ozone Season Review Jonathan Steets - TCEQ
Status Report on 8-hr Coalition Modeling Dennis McNally - Alpine Geophysics
TCEQ Modeling Update Doug Boyer - TCEQ
Automatic daily evaluation of air quality forecasting system at UH over the Southeast Texas (4km) and over the United States (12km) Yunsoo Choi, Ph.D - University of Houston
2013 and 2014 Air Quality Research Projects Doug Boyer & Jim Smith - TCEQ
March 26, 2013 Presenter
Agenda    Minutes
TCEQ SIP Planning Update Lola Brown - TCEQ
185 Fee Program Update Kathy Pendleton - TCEQ
H-GAC Conformity Update Graciela Lubertino - H-GAC
Review of Comments Received for HGB MVEB SIP Revision Doug Boyer - TCEQ
Continuous measurements of O3 and NO2 at two heights in Houston, TX Barry Lefer - University of Houston
The influence of meteorology and atmospheric composition on the year-to-year variability in the number of ozone exceedances in Houston Barry Lefer - University of Houston
University of Houston Air Quality Forecasting System and its Application Yunsoo Choi - University of Houston
EPA Update Erik Snyder - EPA
Enhanced Industry Sponsored Monitoring Ethylene / Propylene Trends at Lake Jackson John Jolly - TCEQ
Discover Air Quality in Houston Mark Estes - TCEQ
2013 Air Quality Research Program Projects Doug Boyer - TCEQ
October 23, 2012 Presenter
Agenda    Minutes
SIP Planning & Implementation Update Lola Brown - TCEQ
Houston Clean Air Network’s Ozone Map Dan Price, Ph.D. & Matthew Tejada, Ph.D. - Air Alliance Houston
Modeling Flare Destruction and Removal Efficiency Jim Smith - TCEQ
HRVOC Flare Survey Results Marvin Jones - TCEQ
Nitryl Chloride Formation Chemistry - AQRP Project 10-015 Review Dick Karp - TCEQ
August 23, 2012 Presenter
Agenda    Minutes
SIP Planning & Implementation Update
TCEQ SIP Update
Lola Brown - TCEQ
Initial Base Case Model Performance for 2008, 2009 and 2010 Houston 8-hr Ozone Coalition
Quantification of Industrial Emissions of VOCs, NO2, and SO2 by SOF and Mobile DOAS Bernhard Rappenglueck - University of Houston
Development of Speciated Industrial Flare Emission Inventories for Air Quality Modeling in Texas (videos available on request) Daniel Chen - Lamar University
Modeling Update: HGB MOVES SIP Revision Dick Karp - TCEQ
April 25, 2012 Presenter
Agenda    Minutes
Conformity Determination Graciela Lubertino,
SIP Planning & Implementation Update Lola Brown
Factors Influencing Ozone-Precursor Response in Texas Attainment Modeling Dan Cohan
MOVES2010a Update of the 2006 and 2018 On-Road Emission Inventories for Houston/Galveston/Brazoria Chris Kite
Characterization of Gulf Background Ozone Concentrations Jim Smith
Reactive Plume Modeling to Investigate NOx Reactions and Transport in Nighttime Plumes and Impact on Next-day Ozone Dick Karp
February 29, 2012 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Houston's 2011 Ozone Season: Year in Review Ryan Perna
Status of HRVOC Flare Data Request Marvin K. Jones
2011 Community Modeling and Assessment System (CMAS) Highlights Jim Smith, et al.
The Anthropogenic Precursor Culpability Assessment (APCA) Component of the Technical Analysis Support Document by the TCEQ Regarding the EPA Response to 2008 Ozone Designation Recommendations Dick Karp
Technical Analysis Support Documentation by the TCEQ Regarding U.S. EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2008 Ozone Designation Recommendations Donna Huff
October 19, 2011 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Review of Exceptional Event Rule Regarding Ozone Erik Snyder
City of Houston DIAL Study Loren Raun
City of Houston DIAL Study Donald Richner
Estimated Impacts of Fires on Texas Ozone Levels Al Hendler
August 23, 2011 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
SIP Planning and Implementation Update Lola Brown, TCEQ
Update on 2011 Houston Air Quality and H-NET Barry Lefer, UH
Review of the Ozone NAAQS and Update Marissa Gonzales, TCEQ
TCEQ Ozonesonde Project Update David Westenbarger, TCEQ
The Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Special Inventory Request and Preliminary Modeling Plan Ron Thomas, TCEQ
Final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (formerly Transport Rule) Modeling Jim Smith, TCEQ
June 29, 2011 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
SIP Planning & Implementation Update Lola Brown, TCEQ
Ozone Monitoring Update Nathan Chenaux, TCEQ
NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team Update Dan Cohan, Rice Univ.
LDAR and Flare Regulatory Update Carl Young, EPA
Boundary Conditions Project Update Jim Smith, TCEQ
CFD Flare Modeling (AQRP-22) Update Thomas Ho, Lamar Univ.
Flare Speciation and Air Quality Modeling (SEP) Update Thomas Ho, Lamar Univ.
April 13, 2011 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
EPA SIP-Related Update Carl Young
Contract Report: Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Emissions Dick Karp and Martha Maldonado
WRF Meteorological Modeling Status for Houston Bright Dornblaser
H-GAC Update Graciela Lubertino
February 24, 2011 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
TCEQ Air Quality Division Update Lola Brown
New insights into Houston air quality from the Houston Network of Environmental Towers (H-NET) Barry Lefer
Preliminary Comparison Between MOVES and MOBILE6 - HGB On-Road Emission Inventories for 2006 and 2018 Chris Kite
Control of VOC Flash Emissions from Oil and Condensate Storage Tanks in East Texas Eddy Lin
Atmospheric Chemical Mechanisms: Tackling the Greatest Uncertainties Mark Estes
Report: Atmospheric Chemical Mechanisms Conference Mark Estes

Past Meeting Materials

December 16, 2010 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
SIP Planning & Implementation Update Lola Brown
List of Current Air Quality Projects (Update) Dick Karp
Modeling Ship Emissions Jim MacKay
Highlights of Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) 2010 Conference Jim Smith & Ron Thomas
Status Report on Coalition Modeling: Protocol and Technical Refinement Jim Wilkinson, et al
Application of Satellite Observations to Ozone Attainment Planning in Texas: Update on NASA project Daniel Cohan
October 14, 2010 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
SIP Planning & Implementation Update Lola Brown
Ozone Monitoring Update Nathan Chenaux
H-GAC Air Quality Issues Graciela Lubertino
Pipeline HRVOC Emissions Loss Estimates Cody McLain
Carbon Bond Version 6 (CB06) Chemical Mechanism Mark Estes
August 18, 2010 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
AQRP Projects Awarded Mark Estes
Barge Emissions Estimates Michael Ege
8hrC Modeling Update T.W. Tesche
Improved CAMx Plume Rise Ron Thomas
Overview of Meteorology and Chemistry During SHARP Bernhard Rappenglueck
Preliminary Findings from 2009 SHARP Campaign B. L. Lefer
Proposed New Modeling Domains Dick Karp
TCEQ Air Quality Planning Section Update Lola Brown
H-GAC Update Graciela Lubertino
June 22, 2010 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
TCEQ Update Lola Brown
H-GAC Air Quality Issues Graciela Lubertino
Application of satellite observations to ozone attainment planning in Texas Daniel Cohan
Summary of Current TCEQ Air Quality Projects Dick Karp
Review of HRVOC Cost Analysis and HRVOC Flare Emissions at Low Flow Conditions Brandon Greulich
Satellite-Derived Land Cover for Air Quality Modeling Clint Harper
April 7, 2010 Presenter
Agenda
Background Ozone: Recent Research in the US and Texas Mark Estes
Summary of Current TCEQ Air Quality Projects Dick Karp
Mobile Source Inventory Improvement - Drayage Vehicle Emissions and Activity Study Mary McGarry-Barber
Differential Absorbtion Lidar (DIAL) Project Russ Nettles
Highlights from the 2010 American Meteorological Society Meeting Jim Smith
EPA Memo: PM 2.5 Modeling Procedures Erik Snyder
EPA Memo: Applicability of Federal PSD Permit Requirements Erik Snyder
Strengthening the Houston Modeling to Address Lower 8 Hour NAAQS T.W. Tesche
EPA Ozone Attainment Demonstration and Houston, TX William Vizuete
January 26, 2010 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Conformity Results in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area Graciela Lubertino
Federal Actions – New Air Challenges Erik Snyder
2006 Baseline, 2018 Base and 2018 Control Strategy Anthropogenic Modeling Emissions Dick Karp
Model Performance Evaluations with Ron Brown Research Vessel Jim Smith
TCEQ Staff Recommendations of Response to Comments for the HGB SIP – Meteorology's Impact on Ozone Trends Kasey Savanich
TCEQ Staff Recommendations of Responses to Comments on the Proposed HGB State Implementation Plan Economic Impact on Ozone Trends David Westenbarger
Houston 8-hr Ozone Coalition Modeling Research Plan T.W. Tesche
September 17, 2009 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Qualitative Corroborative Analysis Lola Brown
Recent Findings on Ozone and Precursors in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Area Kasey Savanich
Corroborative Analysis: Modeling Sensitivities Mark Estes
Flow Regimes Associated with High Ozone in Houston Mark Estes
August 19, 2009 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
2018 HGB Sensitivity Modeling Dick Karp
Observational Modeling: Weekday vs. Weekend Jim Smith
Reconciling Reported HRVOC Emissions with Ambient Measurements, Update Jim Smith
Chemical Process Analysis for Houston Photochemical Grid Modeling Mark Estes
June 23, 2009 Presenter
Agenda
8-Hour Coalition Update: Corroborative Modeling Overview Dennis McNally
2018 Matrix Modeling Dick Karp
OSAT/APCA Modeling Dick Karp
Flare Sensitivity Modeling Jim Smith
Retrospective (2000 Backcasting) Modeling Mark Estes
25% HECT Reduction Modeling Sensitivity Dick Karp
April 28, 2009 Presenter
Agenda
H-GAC Inventory and Control Measure Update Graciela Lubertino
Hurricane Ike Impact on 2008 Ozone Measurements Steve Smith
Possible Impact of Hurricane Ike on Ozone Observations in HGB Fernando Mercado
EPA SIP Related Update Erik Snyder
Model Performance Evaluation Using R. V. Ron Brown Data Jim Smith
Updated 2018 HGB Modeling Results Using a 2006 Base Year Dick Karp
February 18, 2009 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
SIP Planning & Implementation Update Lola Brown
H-GAC Update On RFP Emission Inventories Graciela Lubertino
State Air Quality Plan Mobile Source Control Strategies Graciela Lubertino
HGB Emissions Controls and Improving Air Quality on EPAs 8-hr Ozone Attainment Test Jim Wilkinson
Evaluation of EPAs Modeled Attainment Test Software (MATS) for Modeled Future Design Value (DVF) Calculation in HGB Jim Smith
HGB Modeling Update - 2005 Baseline Emissions Ron Thomas
HGB SIP Modeling Update MM5 Meteorology Modeling with Grell Dick Karp
November 20, 2008 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
HGB Model Performance Evaluation Using TOPAZ Data Jim Smith
HGB Retrospective Modeling Diagnostic Evaluation Jim Smith
HGB On- and Non-Road Emissions Modeling Update Dick Karp
October 7, 2008 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
HGAC Inventory and Control Measure Update Graciela Lubertino
SIP Modeling Update: 1st Interim TexAQS II Base Case Modeling Jim Smith
Initial 2018 Modeling and Future Design Values Dick Karp
Near-Term Modeling Support for the 2010 HGB 8-hr Ozone SIP Jim Wilkinson
June 11, 2008 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Timeline Mobile Source SIP Control Strategies for the HGB Region Graciela Lubertino
HGB SIP Modeling Update: First Interim June 2006 Episode Modeling Dick Karp
Why UH Moody Tower Site is a Special Site... Bernhard Rappenglueck
The Second Texas Air Quality Study: Atmospheric Measurement and Modeling Daewon Byun
Near-Term Modeling Support for the 2010 HGB 8-hr Ozone SIP Jim Wilkinson
April 23 , 2008 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Houston SIP Modeling Update, TCEQ Shipchannel Flyover Video (wmv format) Marvin Jones
Houston SIP Modeling Update - 2nd Interim Base Case Modeling: 2005 Episodes Dick Karp
TexAQS II Findings from January 2008 American Meteorological Society Meeting Jim Smith
Effect of Sea Salt PM and Nitryl Chloride on Ozone Formation Jim Neece
Air Quality Modeling Emissions Inventory Review Tool Jim Wilkinson
February 12, 2008 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
HGAC Houston Fuel Economy Study Graciela Lubertino
SIP Modeling Update Dick Karp
CAMx Modeling with Preliminary EI-Reconciliation Jim Smith
TexAQS II Finding from December 2007 American Geophysical Union Meeting Mark Estes
December 12, 2007 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
HGB SIP Modeling Update - Base Case Modeling of 2005 Episodes Dick Karp
Reconciling Reported VOC Emissions with Ambient Measurements Jim Smith
HGB Ozone Trend Albert Hendler
September 11, 2007 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Comparison of Chemical Mechanisms: CBIV versus CB05 Dick Karp
Preliminary HGB CAMX Model Performance Evaluation Jim Smith
Top Ten Findings from the Rapid Science Synthesis Mark Estes
June 20, 2007 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Update on TexAQS II Findings Mark Estes
Meteorological Modeling Update: May & June 2005 Episodes Dick Karp
HGB Meteorological Model Performance Evaluation: PBL, Kv and Cloud Cover Jim Smith
2005 & 2006 Episodic Ozone Modeling EI Development Update Ron Thomas
April 24, 2007 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
Conformity Air Quality - Preliminary Results Graciela Lubertino
2005/2006 Meteorological Modeling Update Doug Boyer
2005/2006 Emissions Modeling Update Ron Thomas
February 27, 2007 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
New Episodes for Ozone Modeling Jim Smith
Meteorological Modeling Update - TexAQS II Episodes Doug Boyer
2005 & 2006 Episodic Ozone Modeling EI Development Ron Thomas
Potential State and Local Control Measures for Consideration Graciela Lubertino
November 8, 2006 Presenter
Agenda
Initial Report on Preliminary TexAQS II Results Mark Estes
8-County HGB Low-Level NOx Reduction Modeling Sensitivity Dick Karp
2006 Hourly Inventory - Preliminary Data Danielle Nesvacil
New Episodes for Ozone Modeling Jim Smith
September, 13, 2006 Presenter
Agenda
2009h and Future Case HGB SIP Modeling with HGAC Proposed NOx Reductions Dick Karp
Ozone Metrics Based on the 8-Hour Attainment Test Jim Smith
8 Hour Ozone Standard – Briefing on Air Quality Research Pertaining to Monitors and Emissions in HGB Perimeter Counties Dave Allen
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Air Quality Rule Concept Emily Barrett
Proposed 30 TAC Chapter 117 Reorganization Plan Including DFW Eight-Hour Ozone Rule Concepts Emily Barrett
July 19, 2006 Presenter
Agenda
2009f and 2012f Future Case HGB SIP Modeling Dick Karp
Eastern Texas Air Quality Forecasting System for Texas AQS-II Daewon Byun
A New Spatial Emission Adjustment for HRVOCs Mark Estes
TexAQS II Field Study Update Raj Nadkarni
June 21, 2006 Presenter
Agenda
2012 Future Case HGB SIP Modeling Dick Karp
Modeling with the SAPRC99 Chemical Mechanism: Preliminary Analysis of HGB Base Case Modeling Mark Estes
Weekday/Weekend Effect Analysis, Part Two (draft) Jim Smith
Continued 8-hr Ozone Attainment Test to Research in Applying the EPA Five HGB Episodes T.W. Tesche
Update on the Status of Mobile Source Control Strategies Graciela Lubertino
May 23, 2006 Presenter
Agenda
HGB Ozone Modeling Update Jim Smith
Using AQPlot to Compare MM5 Wind Fields to Observed Data Sharon McDonald
March 23, 2006 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
HGB Ozone Modeling Update Dick Karp
Recent Findings in Modeling Five Houston 8-Hour Ozone Episodes T.W. Tesche
HGB Ozone Modeling Update Jim Smith
February 15, 2006 Presenter
Agenda Minutes
HGB Ozone Modeling Update Dick Karp
Control Strategies Update for Houston-Galveston Area Graciela Lubertino
8-Hour Ozone Attainment Scenario Modeling for Houston: Residual Nonattainment and Sensitivity to Precursor Emissions Reductions T.W. Tesche
8 Hour Ozone Standard – Briefing on Air Quality Research Pertaining to Monitors in HGB Perimeter Counties David Allen
May 25, 2006 - EPA 8-hr Ozone Modeling Guidance Meeting Presenter
Agenda
EPA Attainment Modeling Guidance for 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS Erik Snyder