Air Quality Analysis Workshop

Designed for planning and environmental protection professionals who manage, review, and prepare air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analyses, this air quality analysis workshop is a 3-day course presented by Dudek through UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. The workshop gives an overview of the principles of air quality and GHG assessment and regulation for land use and transportation projects.

Key Facts
  • Course available September 21-23
  • Live Zoom lecture September 23, 2-4 pm PDT
  • Credit through UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education
  • $360 fee

Course Topics

Through lectures and case studies, build your knowledge of air quality basics, through instruction including:

  • Brief history of air quality regulations
  • Federal, state, and regional regulatory framework
  • Construction and operational emission source categories, as well as a brief guide to data collection
  • Current emission inventory modeling tools, including a real-time run-through of the California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod)
  • Overview of health risk assessments and dispersion modeling, including an introduction to AERMOD and HARP 2
  • Recommendations for post-2020 GHG emissions analyses and other challenges associated with relevant case-law
  • Components of air quality and GHG/climate change assessments under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including a discussion of thresholds
Air quality analysis output of a health risk assessment.
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Taught by Dudek Air Quality Experts

Brian Grattidge
Environmental Land Use Planner
25 years’ experience

As a consultant, Mr. Grattidge has
worked extensively in the areas
of CEQA and NEPA compliance.
His project experience includes
a wide range of residential,
commercial, industrial, mining,
and educational facilities and
infrastructure projects.

Jennifer Reed
Air Quality Team Leader
14 years’ experience

Ms. Reed has been responsible for the management, analysis, and technical leadership of projects subject to compliance with CEQA and NEPA. She specializes in air quality, GHG emissions, health risk assessment, and energy technical analyses, and stays on the forefront of evolving science, emissions modeling computer programs, and regulatory framework.

Adam Poll
Air Quality Specialist
15 years’ experience

Mr. Poll has experience in air quality, greenhouse gas and energy impact analysis for CEQA and NEPA projects. Mr. Poll has prepared air quality and GHG emission calculations, air dispersion impact
modeling and health risk assessments for projects in a variety of industries, including residential, commercial, industrial, aerospace, data centers, oil and gas, transportation, cannabis, mining and more.