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For information on the Air Management Study Group, contact:
Karen Walsh
Air management specialist
608-267-7547

Air Management Study Group

The Air Management Study Group is a stakeholder working group formed in 2013 by the DNR Air Program. The group serves as a forum for the program to receive input from and provide information to stakeholder organizations. The goal of the study group is to provide the Air Program with constructive feedback on policy and technical issues and to work collaboratively with DNR staff to find workable solutions.

The study group identifies issues and topics of interest that can be addressed by ad hoc subgroups. Subgroup members are expected to research and develop recommendations on the selected topics for presentation to the full group.

The study group meets quarterly or semi-annually, with additional subgroup meetings scheduled as needed. Meetings are open to the public.

Initiatives

The study group has worked with the Air Program on its air permit streamlining initiative. For more information, visit the Air permit streamlining page.

Other topics addressed by the study group are summarized in the meeting notes posted on the "Past meetings" tab below.

The study group developed a list of priority topics that informs the agenda for its quarterly meetings. The list will be updated annually.

Members

Members

Air Management Study Group members are appointed by the DNR secretary. Members represent a range of stakeholder organizations including local government units, industry and environmental organizations, law firms and universities.

  • Holly Bender, Sierra Club
  • Tyson Cook, Clean Wisconsin
  • Michael Hahn, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (alternate: Christopher Hiebert)
  • Arthur Harrington, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jeff Jaeckels, MGE (Wisconsin Utilities Association)
  • David Melum, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
  • Todd Palmer, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Ryan Smith, Wisconsin Paper Council
  • Lucas Vebber, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (alternate: Scott Manley)

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings

Date & Time Location Information
June 28, 2017
9 a.m. - noon
Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)
Room 713
101 S Webster St

Permit Streamlining Workgroup meeting

The Air Program convened this stakeholder workgroup to inform the second phase of the program's permit streamlining initiative.

August 24, 2017
9 a.m. - noon
Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)
Room G09
101 S Webster St

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted a week in advance.

November 30, 2017
9 a.m. - noon
Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)
Room G09
101 S Webster St

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

The agenda and meeting materials will be posted a week in advance.

Past meetings

Past meetings

Date Location Information
2017
June 8, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

April 13, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Permit Streamlining Workgroup meeting

The Air Program convened this stakeholder workgroup to inform the second phase of the program's permit streamlining initiative.

March 23, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

2015 Ozone Workgroup meeting

This work group of the Air Management Study Group, along with other stakeholders, will be considering implementation of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

March 10, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

2015 Ozone Workgroup meeting

This work group of the Air Management Study Group, along with other stakeholders, will be considering implementation of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Feb. 23, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

Feb. 16, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

2015 Ozone Workgroup meeting

This work group of the Air Management Study Group, along with other stakeholders, will be considering implementation of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Jan. 30, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

2015 Ozone Workgroup meeting

This work group of the Air Management Study Group, along with other stakeholders, will be considering implementation of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Jan. 26, 2017 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Permit Streamlining Workgroup meeting

2016
Nov. 29, 2016 Madison
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Room 208
30 W Mifflin St

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

Sept. 15, 2016 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

SSM SIP Call Workgroup Meeting

The EPA is expected to notify Wisconsin that it must amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) regarding the treatment of excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown or malfunction (SSM) of industrial processes or emission control equipment. The DNR Air Program created this stakeholder workgroup to inform the department's approach to addressing the expected SIP call.

Agenda

  • Update from DNR on contacts with EPA Region V
  • Comment on affirmative defense of Part 70 program
  • Response brief from EPA
Aug. 25, 2016 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

June 2, 2016 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

May 31, 2016 Madison
State Natural Resources Building

SSM SIP Call Workgroup Meeting

The EPA is expected to notify Wisconsin that it must amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) regarding the treatment of excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown or malfunction (SSM) of industrial processes or emission control equipment. The DNR Air Program convened this stakeholder workgroup to inform the department's approach to addressing this expected SIP call.

Contact Kristin Hart for more information.

March 9, 2016 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

March 3, 2016 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

SSM SIP Call Workgroup Meeting

The EPA is expected to notify Wisconsin that it must amend its State Implementation Plan (SIP) regarding the treatment of excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown or malfunction (SSM) of industrial processes or emission control equipment. The DNR Air Program is convening this stakeholder workgroup to inform the department's approach to addressing this expected SIP call.

Contact Kristin Hart for more information.

2015
Dec. 10, 2015 Madison
State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2)

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

Aug. 27, 2015 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)

Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting

May 28, 2015 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting
2014
Dec. 11, 2014 Madison
Dept. of Children and Families
GEF1 State Office Building
Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting
Aug. 27, 2014 Madison
Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Permit streamlining workgroups meeting
May 14, 2014 Fitchburg
DNR South Central Region Service Center
Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting
May 2, 2014 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Permit streamlining workgroups meeting
April 4, 2014 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Permit streamlining workgroups meeting
March 21, 2014 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Permit streamlining workgroups meeting to review draft language for the Permit Streamlining Rule.
Feb. 26, 2014 Fitchburg
DNR South Central Region Service Center
Quarterly Air Management Study Group meeting
Feb. 21, 2014 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Permit streamlining workgroups meeting
Feb. 14, 2014 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Permit streamlining workgroups meeting
Jan. 24, 2014 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Permit streamlining workgroups meeting to discuss a proposal of items to include in the first phase of the Streamlining Rule and form work subgroups around rule topics.
2013
Dec. 3, 2013 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Nov. 12, 2013 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Meeting of the Permit Streamlining Workgroups and listening session.
Oct. 21, 2013 Eau Claire
DNR Eau Claire Service Center
Air Permit Listening Sessions

The DNR Air Management Program sought public input and ideas on how the application, review and issuance process can be improved for air pollution operation and construction permits. The program sought the broadest range of input so that all permit program customers can have their input received and considered by the department. The meetings were held as an open house, including an open discussion with Air Program staff. Informal conversations and questions with staff and time for providing public input and comments were the primary focus of the meeting. Staff also made a presentation on the air permit application process and discussed some process improvement ideas that the department is already considering.

Oct. 22, 2013 Mosinee
Mosinee Branch Library
Oct. 23, 2013 Milwaukee
DNR Southeast Region Headquarters
Oct. 24, 2013 Green Bay
DNR Service Center
Aug. 22, 2013 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
At this meeting, the Air Management Program highlighted 2013 accomplishments, discussed considerations of alternative enforcement options, learned about major source New Source Review guidance, reviewed the permit streamlining initiative and solicited members for the initiative's sub-groups.
May 30, 2013 Madison
State Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
At this first meeting of the Air Management Study Group, the Air Management Program provided an overview of the program and members of the Study Group discussed the group's charter, priority topics, possible subgroups and agendas for future meetings.
Last revised: Thursday June 22 2017