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Proceedings from the Workshop on Research Needs for Assessment and Management of Non-Point Air Emissions from Department of Defense Activities held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on 19-21 February 2008

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The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program ESTCP are Department of Defense DoD programs designed to support research, development, demonstration, and transition of the environmental technologies required by DoD to perform its mission. Assessment and sustainment of training and testing ranges are areas of emphasis for both programs. DoD conducts military training and testing activities on approximately 30 million acres of land. These lands may be far removed from other human inhabitants or may be located in close proximity to populated areas. As it carries out its mission activities, DoD generates a variety of air emissions, many of which are under regulatory control. Moreover, a number of DoD installations have closed in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure BRAC initiative and other force redeployments. As a result, more military personnel will be training and testing at fewer installations. In addition, development pressure continues adjacent to many of the installations and places more and more people in proximity to the effects of DoD activities. These factors in combination place tremendous pressure on DoDs ability to continue training and testing without interruption, and to effectively manage its natural resources because of potential air quality-related compliance issues or community complaints. To address these challenges, SERDP and ESTCP sponsored this Workshop on Research Needs for Assessment and Management of Non-Point Air Emissions from DoD Activities from 19 to 21 February 2008. The Environmental Protection Agency EPA hosted this workshop at its facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. This invitation-only forum of 59 participants included senior researchers and managers from DoD, other federal and state agencies, academia, industry, and the non-governmental organization community.

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  • Air Pollution and Control

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