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Monday, August 22, 2022 - Optional Training Sessions

Please choose the session(s) that you would like to attend. Note that some sessions are all day, while others are only half a day. Please do not register for multiple sessions that have overlapping times. Lunch break will occur from 12pm through 1:30pm for all sessions.

There will be a maximum of 60 attendees, that will be required to work in pairs. Training will involve both lectures and hands-on exercises.

The hands on training is full.

  1. Ambient Air Monitoring Background
  2. General description of AQS and its operation, including the AQS Data Mart
  3. User-IDs and Security:
    • AQS user-ids
    • Exchange Network user-ids
    • Data Mart user-ids
    • New user registration and the EPA Gateway
    • Security Roles and Access Control
  4. The AQS Forms User Interface
    • Common Features and Controls
    • First-Time Login (Both AQS and Exchange Network)
    • Editing Data On-Line
    • Hands-On Exercises
  5. Submitting data to AQS
    • Overall data flow (both from ENSC and full Exchange Network Nodes)
    • Data Formats
    • Hands-On Exercises
  6. The AQS "Retrieval Subsystem" Reports and output files
    • Reports User Interface
    • Hands-On Exercises
  7. AQS Advanced Topics (e.g., Certification and Exceptional Events)
  8. The AQS Data Mart and Public Data Access
    • The Data Mart API
    • EPA Products for Retrieving Data Mart Data

PLEASE NOTE: This is a hands-on training course and you will need to provide your own laptop to participate. It should have the following capabilities:

  • Before attending the course, please install the AQS Web Application and test it from your laptop to ensure connectivity.
  • The laptop has a wireless card and can connect to the internet via a wireless connection. A HARD LINE INTERNET CONNECTION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE!
  • Your laptop's monitor should have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (i.e., "1080P" or "Full HD").

 

The Quality Assurance Session will cover QA fundamentals, air toxics QA concerns, overviews of the new Ozone Technical Assistance Document and Data Validation Guidance Document, an exploration of existing data visualization tools for data assessments, and a summary of proposed PM regulatory requirements in 40 CFR Part 58 Appendix A and Appendix E quality assurance. This session will also include an opportunity to ask QA related questions to ambient air quality assurance staff.

 

This session will cover the basics of operating a PAMS site including running auto-GCs and ceilometers. The training will also focus on PAMS data validation, EPA's PAMS data dashboard, and PAMS QA.

 

This session will provide an overview and/or a walk-through for the following processes or products:

  • Chemical Speciation Network (CSN) Data Validation and DART Training (1 hour 15 min) Covering CSN data lifecycle from sampling to AQS submission, analyses, and use of the DART web application.
  • CSN/IMPROVE Archive Review and demonstration of the database and interactive web interface for exploring speciated PM data from 1990 forward.
  • EPA's Air Data Trends Overview and usage
  • EPA's Air Tox Screen Overview and usage
  • EPA's Air Data website Overview and usage

 

This training will be kicked off by EPA, followed by multiple breakouts for attendees to engage with participating individual instrument manufacturers. Training is intended to cover fundamental instruction and background, as well as attention on instrument specific issues, best practices, and a forum to ask questions.

 

This training will be kicked off by EPA, followed by multiple breakouts for attendees to engage with participating individual instrument manufacturers. Training is intended to cover fundamental instruction and background, as well as attention on instrument specific issues, best practices, and a forum to ask questions.

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*Each attendee is responsible for making their own hotel reservations. For information on making reservations at the Westin Pittsburgh, please refer to the Attendee & Hotel Information tab.*

Registration or logistics questions?
Contact Erin Pittorino, ERG, 781-674-7260 or erin.pittorino@erg.com.

Technical questions about this year's conference?
Contact Nealson Watkins, EPA, watkins.nealson@epa.gov.