“Clean Diesel 10 Conference” in Washington, D.C. to Highlight Clean Air Accomplishments of Past 10 Years... and Environmental Goals for the Future

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Washington, D.C. – A diverse collection of federal, state and local officials will join environmental, health and industry representatives on October 19 and 20 during the “Clean Diesel 10 Conference” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This two-day event will include presentations and exhibits by top EPA, environmental and health officials, and industry groups on the significant progress the United States has made in the past 10 years to improve air quality through new clean diesel technology – and the goals for the future. The media is welcome to attend all sessions of the two-day program.

A diverse collection of federal, state and local officials will join environmental, health and industry representatives on October 19 and 20 during the “Clean Diesel 10 Conference” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

This two-day event will include presentations and exhibits by top EPA, environmental and health officials, and industry groups on the significant progress the United States has made in the past 10 years to improve air quality through new clean diesel technology – and the goals for the future.

A copy of the Clean Diesel 10 agenda can be obtained here. The agenda is also listed below. The Clean Diesel 10 website can be accessed here.
The media is welcome to attend all sessions of the two-day program.

Introduction to Clean Diesel 10 Conference
Reducing emissions from diesel engines is one of the most important public health challenges facing the country. Despite U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stringent heavy-duty highway and nonroad engine standards, millions of diesel engines already in use will continue to emit large amounts of nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter – both of which contribute to serious public health problems.

Transportation is also the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Building on the success of the regulatory and voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from diesel engines, EPA created the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) and a network of Regional Collaboratives. The campaign provided the opportunity for EPA to work with communities; businesses; government, environmental, and community organizations; and industry to reduce air pollution emitted from diesel engines across the country through the implementation of varied control strategies and the sustained involvement of national, state, and local partners.

The Clean Diesel 10 Conference celebrates the accomplishments of the past decade and sets in motion the plans for the future.

Clean Diesel 10 Conference Agenda
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Masters of Ceremony:
Jim Blubaugh, Director, National Clean Diesel Campaign, US Environmental Protection Agency
Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum

9:00AM – 6:00PM Conference Registration Open (Concourse A)
9:00AM – 6:00PM Exhibit Hall Open (Room 151A/B)

11:30AM – 1:00PM Welcome Lunch Sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc., Clean Diesel 10
Clean Air Leader (Room 150A/B)

  • Sponsor Remarks: Tana Utley, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Luncheon Keynote Address: US Environmental Protection Agency

1:00PM – 2:00PM Opening Keynote Session – Perspectives on the past progress and the future of the National
Clean Diesel Campaign and the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program (Room 152A/B)
Moderator: Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum

  • U.S. Senator Carper, DERA co-sponsor (invited)
  • Tana Utley, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Rick Larrabee, Director, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Shari T. Wilson, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Peter Lehner, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

2:00PM – 2:30 PM Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall (Room 151A/B)
2:30PM – 3:30PM Federal Partners (Room 152A/B)
Opening Remarks: Dennis McLerran, Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 10

  • David T. Matsuda, Administrator, US DOT Maritime Administration
  • Dennis Smith, National Clean Cities Director and Vehicle Technologies Deployment

Manager, US Department of Energy

3:30PM – 4:55PM Technology Solutions – Review the state of clean diesel solutions, strategies and future
trends (Room 152A/B)
Moderator: Cliff Gladstein, President, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

  • Joseph Kubsh , Executive Director, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association
  • Henry Hogo, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, Mobile Source Division, Science and

Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality

  • Kevin Maggay, Air Quality Supervisor, Technology Advancement Program, Port of

Los Angeles

  • Joe Walton, Manager, Implementation Grants Section, Texas Commission on

Environmental Quality

  • Byron Bunker, Center Director, US EPA, Office of Transportation and Air Quality

4:55PM – 5:00PM Summary of Day One and Adjourn (Room 152A/B)
Jim Blubaugh, US EPA and Michelle Robinson, Director, Clean Vehicles Program, Union of
Concerned Scientists

5:00PM – 8:30PM Evening Reception Sponsored by Johnson Matthey, Clean Diesel 10 Clean Air Leader
5:00PM - 6:00PM Exhibit Hall (Room 151A/B)
6:00PM – 8:30PM Dining Room (Room 150A/B)

  • Sponsor Remarks: Diane McKeon Bailey, General Manager Heavy Duty Diesel North

America, Johnson Matthey

  • Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, US EPA
  • Margo Oge, Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US EPA

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Masters of Ceremony:
Jim Blubaugh, National Clean Diesel Campaign, US Environmental Protection Agency
Joe Kubsh, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association
7:30AM – 4:00PM Conference Registration Open (Concourse A)
7:30AM – 3:30PM Exhibit Hall Open (Room 151A/B)

7:30AM – 8:00AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Donaldson, Clean Diesel 10 Clean Air
Leader (Room 151A/B)

8:00AM – 9:30AM Policy & Communications - Explore federal, state and local policies and future directions
that will clean diesel programs and projects (Room 152A/B)
Moderator: Tim Regan, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Emission Control
Technology Association

  • Peg Hanna, Program Manager, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Dale Krapf, Chairman of Board, National School Transportation Association
  • Sharon Banks, Chief Executive Officer, Cascade Sierra Solutions
  • Sarah Siwek, President, Sarah J. Siwek & Associates, Inc.

9:40AM – 10:45AM Concurrent Sessions
Goods Movement (Room 145A)
Moderator: Bill Jones, Policy Advisor, US EPA Region 3

  • Linda Styrk, Managing Director, Port of Seattle
  • Steven Palmer, Vice President – Transportation, Lowe’s
  • Dr. Jamie Winebrake, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

State and Local Leaders: Working with Communities (Room 149)
Moderator: Susan Stephenson, Senior Policy Analyst, MARAMA

  • Frank Hamons, Deputy Director for Harbor Development, Maryland Port Administration
  • Rachel Fillipini, Executive Director, GASP, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doug Eller, Manager of Community Development, Grace Hill Community Group

On-highway: School Bus/Municipal Fleets (Room 145B)
Moderator: Kevin Brown, Regulatory Affairs and Marketing Manager, Engine Control Systems

  • Pete Japikse, Director, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation

Services

  • John Kargul, Director of Technology Transfer, US EPA, National Vehicle and Emissions

Laboratory

  • Larry Skelton, Superintendent Technical Support, Washington Metro Area Transit Authority

Nonroad: Construction and Agriculture (Room 154)
Moderator: Leah Pilconis, Environmental Advisor, Associated General Contractors of America

  • Jim Durrett, Product Support Sales Manager, Whayne Supply Company
  • Ramesh Raman, Executive Director Construction Field Compliance, Columbia University
  • Steve Meinzen, Manager, Emissions Technology Integration, John Deere Power Systems

10:45AM – 11:05AM Networking Break in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by Corning, Inc. (Room 151A/B)

11:05AM – 12:25PM Concurrent Sessions
Nonroad: Locomotives, Repowers and Idle Reduction Strategies (Room 154)
Moderator: Eric Skelton, Senior Mobile Source Analyst, NESCAUM

  • Carl Gerhardstein, Director of Environmental Systems, CSX
  • David L. Powell, Vice President Motive Power, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
  • David Seep, Director Environmental Operations, BNSF
  • Michael Vince, Administrator, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Goods Movement: Marine (Room 145A)
Moderator: Meredith Martino, Manager, Government Relations and Environmental Policy,
American Association of Port Authorities

  • Tom Balon, Executive Vice President, MJ Bradley
  • Rick Cameron, Director, Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach, California
  • Ken Gathright, Compliance Coordinator, Port of Houston Authority, Texas

State and Local Leaders: State Programs (Room 149)
Moderator: Mark MacLeod, Director, Special Projects, Environmental Defense Fund

  • Brian Barnes, Environmental Health Manager, South Carolina Department of Health and

Environmental Control

  • Barry Liebowitz, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA
  • Brian Feehan, Vice President, Engine Fuel, Propane Education and Research Council

On-highway: Multi-pollutant Reductions (Room 145B)
Moderator: Dennis Johnson, Environmental Engineer, US EPA OTAQ

  • M.A. Mannan, Business Manager, NETT Technologies
  • Ajay Joshi, Project Manager, Systems Development Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • Tim Johnson, Director, Emerging Technologies, Corning

12:30PM – 2:00PM Leadership Lunch Sponsored by National School Transportation Association, Clean Diesel 10
Clean Air Leader (Room 150 A/B)

  • Sponsor Remarks: Gabe Rozsa, Washington Representative, National School

Transportation Association

  • Introduction: Jim Blubaugh, US EPA
  • Luncheon Address: Chris Jordan, Photographer and Environmental Activist

Chris Jordan is an agent of change whose presentations challenge audiences to take
responsibility for the stewardship of our planet. Reflecting on the deeper implications of our
mass consumption, Jordan examines the difficult issues we all face as citizens of the world.

2:05PM – 3:00PM Future Trends: Climate Change and Black Carbon Activities (Room 152A/B)
Moderator: Conrad Schneider, Advocacy Director, Clean Air Task Force

  • Dr. James Corbett, Professor, Marine Policy, University of Delaware
  • Response: Ray Minjares, Policy Analyst, International Council on Clean Transportation

3:00PM – 3:15PM Networking Break in Exhibit Hall (Room 151A/B)
3:15PM – 4:00PM Looking Ahead - Brings together representatives from each of the main perspectives, looking
at future challenges (Room 152A/B)
Moderator: Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President, Cal-Start

  • Brad Edgar, President, Cleaire
  • Brian Mormino, Director of Energy Policy & Environmental Compliance, Cummins Inc.
  • Rich Kassel, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Brian Turner, Deputy Director, Office of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Dr. Xinqun Gui, Manager, Powertrain Technology and Controls, John Deere Power Systems

4:00PM Closing Remarks (Room 152A/B)

  • Jim Blubaugh, US EPA

About the Diesel Technology Forum
The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit http://www.dieselforum.org.

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