[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2015)]
[Pages 2414-2415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00637]




Notice of Workshop on Ultrafine Particulate Matter Metrics and 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of Workshop.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of 
Research and Development's Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) program is 
organizing a workshop on Ultrafine Particulate Matter (UFP) metrics and 
research. This workshop is intended to provide an overview of the 
state-of-the-science on UFP emissions, air quality impacts, exposures, 
and health effects, as well as promote discussions on relevant UFP 
metrics to promote consistency and collaboration in current and future 
research. The workshop will be held on February 11-13, 2015 in Research 
Triangle Park, North Carolina. The workshop will be open to attendance 
by interested public observers on a first-come, first-served basis up 
to the limits of available space.

DATES: The workshop will be held on February 11-13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at U.S. EPA, 109 T.W. Alexander 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. To register, please 
visit the Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-workshop-on-ultrafine-particles-tickets-13583846651. In addition to participating 
in person, there will be access to the plenary sessions via webinar. 
The pre-registration deadline is January 27, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For details on workshop registration 
or logistics, please contact Rich Baldauf at (919) 541-4386, or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EPA is organizing a workshop to bring 
together internal and external experts from multiple disciplines 
including, but not limited to, atmospheric science, monitoring, air 
quality analysis, and health assessment, to discuss new and emerging 
research related to ultrafine particles. The workshop will consist of 
platform presentations and panel discussions on UFP-relevant science 
related to emissions, ambient air quality, exposures, and health 
effects. State-of-the-science presentations will be provided on 
combustion emissions and control issues, health effects evidence, and 
previous policy considerations in the United States and

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Europe. Presentations and discussions will occur on metrics and 
indicators relevant to air quality and health impacts, and instruments 
and methods that can be used to measure and evaluate these metrics. The 
workshop will also provide researchers with the opportunity to describe 
on-going and planned UFP research to promote collaboration and 
communication within the scientific community.
    Members of the public may attend the workshop as observers. Space 
is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-
served basis.

    Dated: January 7, 2015.
Daniel L. Costa,
Director, Air, Climate and Energy Research Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-00637 Filed 1-15-15; 8:45 am]