Regional Air Topics – Speaker Session on Thursday May 19, 2016

Please join us on Thursday May 19, 2016 for a speaker session about Regional Air Topics.  The session will be held at BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour Street).  Registration opens at 2:30pm, Session runs from 3-6pm, with a mixer between speakers.

We are pleased to have 2 speakers:

Nelson Lee, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Green Sky Sustainability Consulting
Title: BC’s Climate Leadership Plan and LNG: where are we going?

Those involved with BC’s Climate Leadership Plan muse about BC’s previous leadership position recently lagging and now (hopefully) about to be revived. So what is that about? Where does LNG fit in? or does it?

Nelson Lee specializes in the climate change, energy and environmental, health and safety management systems-related aspects of sustainability. For over 25 years he has provided his sustainability strategy services from within industry, as a consultant and in a third-party role. Nelson recently established Green Sky Sustainability to address the needs and opportunities associated with climate change. He is a Professional Engineer in BC, AB and SK and a member of the APEGBC Sustainability Committee. Nelson is an avid volunteer and tries hard to continually reduce his eco-footprint. He recently re-joined EMA of BC after a five year sabbatical.

Anna Henolson, P.E., C.M.
Trinity Consultants
Title: Kitimat’s Air shed Emission Effects Assessment and CALPUFF Modelling

This presentation will provide an overview of the Kitimat Airshed Emission Effects Assessment and a brief introduction to the CALPUFF modelling analysis.  Numerous liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities as well as an oil refinery and a crude oil export terminal have been proposed for the Kitimat area, which is placing new and urgent demands upon regulatory decision-making processes. Using this framework, we will discuss how the various scenarios examined in the study (all with different total emission rates) affected the model results and the overall conclusions of the study, and how the insights from this case study can be used to provide insight into the current technical challenges faced by proponents, such as demonstrating compliance with the new stringent 1 hour SO2 and NO2 interim BC air quality objectives.

Anna Henolson serves as a managing consultant in Trinity Consultant’s Seattle office, where she assists clients with state and federal air quality permitting, quantifying emissions, compliance management, conducting regulatory applicability analyses, performing ambient monitoring data analyses, and performing air dispersion modelling analyses.  She has assisted clients in numerous industries including, but not limited to: aluminum smelters, petroleum refining facilities, petroleum storage and distribution facilities, chemical processing plants, pulp and paper mills, wood product mills, glass and fiberglass manufacturing facilities, asphalt shingle plants, fertilizer plants, surface coating operations, and electric utilities.