On May 20, 2015, Dr. Staci Simonich and Dr. Kim Anderson presented to the Oregon State Air Toxics Science Advisory Committee (ATSAC). This committee is part of State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division Environmental/Technical Services.
ATSAC is currently setting ambient air benchmarks for PAHs, as well as diesel and particulate matter.
Dr. Simonich (Project 5 Leader) presented on”Monitoring PAHs in Ambient Air, the Big Picture.” Dr. Anderson (Project 4 Leader) presented on “Challenges of PAH Analysis and Availability of Standards”. Both provided an overview of their research programs, as well as addressed specific technical issues for the Committee.
Dr. Dave Stone (RTC Co-Leader), who is a member of ATSAC, reiterated the value of both presentations, as well as the overall contribution of the Superfund Research Program at OSU in assisting the State on important public health and environmental issues.