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Lakes Environmental Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter - December 2010


Lakes Environmental e-Newsletter

Climate Change - Emissions Inventory - Atmospheric Science - IT Solutions


In this issue:

  • News & Events
  • Upcoming Courses
  • Articles
  • Upcoming Conferences & Trade Shows

News & Events

Happy Holidays from Lakes Environmental!

Lakes Environmental sends you warm wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year.

Our offices will be closed for the holidays on Friday, December 24, 2010 and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011. If you have an urgent matter requiring assistance during this time please e-mail us at

We wish to specially thank you, our subscribers and customers, for taking the time to read our newsletter throughout this year. Your feedback and suggestions are so valuable to us. We look forward to hearing from you in 2011!

AERMOD Course in Los Angeles, California � Jan 24-25, 2011

Los Angeles

Lakes Environmental is pleased to be presenting a 2-day AERMOD course in Los Angeles, California from January 24 to 25. Attending this course is the best way to stay current with recent regulatory and methodology changes. Lakes Environmental uses cutting edge tools that will revolutionize the way you do air dispersion modeling!

We encourage you to register soon in order to reserve your spot. Further details including course venue and registration form can be found on our website.

Our next AERMOD and CALPUFF course will be taking place in Dallas, Texas. For more information please visit the upcoming courses section of our website.

Celebrating 40 Years with the U.S. EPA

For 40 years the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been instrumental in protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The US EPA has made the following issues a priority as they seek to bring about new environmental legislation that will improve the lives of Americans and future Americans:
  • Water
  • Air
  • Climate
  • Wastes and Pollution
  • Green Living
  • Human Health
  • Ecosystems
  • Many More!
  • US EPA

    This year we congratulate the US EPA on 40 years of remarkable progress! We invite you to visit their 40th Anniversary website to explore the incredible milestones which have taken place since it�s inception on December 2, 1970.

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    Upcoming Courses





    Jan 24-25, 2011


    Los Angeles, CA - USA

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    Feb 7-8, 2011
    Feb 9-11, 2011



    Dallas, TX - USA

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    Feb 28-Mar 1, 2011


    Toronto, ON - Canada

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    March 2-4, 2011


    Waterloo, ON - Canada

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    May 16-17, 2011

    May 18-20, 2011



    Las Vegas, NV - USA

    Register Now

    June 6-7, 2011

    June 8-10, 2011



    Calgary, AB - Canada

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    Jul 11-13, 2011


    Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

    Registration Coming Soon!

    For more information on the above courses, including registration information, location, and course outlines, please visit our web site:

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    EPA Issues Next Step for State Greenhouse Gas Permitting Programs

    WASHINGTON - December 3, 2010 - Working with the states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with its plan to call on certain states to update their Clean Air Act implementation plans to cover greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These changes will ensure that beginning in January 2011 the largest industrial GHG emissions sources can receive permits. This action is part of EPA�s common sense approach to GHG permitting outlined in the spring 2010 tailoring rule.

    EPA has identified 13 states that need to make changes to their plans, allowing them to issue permits that include GHG emissions. These states include: Ariz., Ark., Calif., Conn., Fla., Idaho, Kan., Ky., Neb., Nev., Ore., Texas, and Wyo.

    Read Full Article Here

    EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

    WASHINGTON - November 29, 2010 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency�s renewable fuel standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) amended the Clean Air Act to greatly increase the total required volume of renewable fuels each year, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates percentage-based standards for the following year. Based on the standards, each producer and importer of gasoline and diesel determines the minimum volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is used in its transportation fuel.

    Read Full Article Here

    Environment - Air Quality: Commission Urges Nine Member States to Implement Revised Legislation

    November 24, 2010 - According to the Directive, Member States should have transposed the legislation into national law before 11 June 2010. Member States are required to inform the Commission once they have adopted the necessary implementation measures.

    As the Commission was not notified of the relevant measures by the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia and Spain, it issued a letter of formal notice on 16 July 2010. Since the legislation has still not been adopted in these Member States, the Commission is sending a reasoned opinion. The Member States concerned have two months to comply.

    Read Full Article Here

    Strict Conditions Put on Energy-From-Waste Facility

    November 19, 2010 - To protect the health of local residents and the environment, the province has set strict conditions on the approval of the Durham and York energy-from-waste facility.

    Proposed by Durham and York Regions, the new facility will generate electricity and provide a local solution to manage municipal waste that cannot be reused or recycled.

    Read Full Article Here

    Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories Release the Final Response to the Joint Review Panel's Report for the Mackenzie Gas Project

    OTTAWA - November 15, 2010 - The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories released their final response to the Joint Review Panel's (JRP) report on the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP), entitled Foundation for a Sustainable Northern Future. The response outlines how the governments will ensure that appropriate mitigation measures are in place to respond to environmental, social, cultural and economic issues.

    "An unprecedented level of public consultation was undertaken prior to finalizing the governments' response which highlights our commitment to implementing the appropriate mitigation measures to protect the environment and address the social, cultural and economic impacts associated with the proposed project. Should the MGP proceed it will do so within a responsible environmental stewardship framework," said Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird.

    Read Full Article Here

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    Upcoming Conferences & Trade Shows




    Jan 10-13, 2011

    The 2011 North American Environmental Field Conference and Exposition
    More Info

    San Diego, CA, USA

    Jan 17-20, 2011

    World Future Energy Summit
    More Info

    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Jan 19-20, 2011

    EU Energy Law & Policy - 6th Annual Conference
    More Info

    Brussels, Belgium

    Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2011

    EUEC 2011
    More Info

    Phoenix, AZ, USA

    Feb 25, 2011

    Tribes, Land, and the Environment Conference
    More Info

    Washington DC, USA

    Mar 14-19, 2011

    Conference on Air Quality and Climate 2011
    More Info

    Kona, HI, USA

    Mar 22-24, 2011

    AMERICANA 2011
    More Info

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    May 16-18, 2011

    CANECT 2011
    More Info Lakes Environmental will be at booth #1438

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    June 21-24, 2011

    A&WMA's 104th Annual Conference & Exhibition
    More Info Lakes Environmental will be at booth #523

    Orlando, Florida, USA

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    About this Newsletter

    This newsletter contains information gleaned from various sources on the web, with complete links to the sources cited. Organizations cited are in no way affiliated with Lakes Environmental Software.

    Lakes Environmental Software is a leading environmental IT company that offers a complete line of air dispersion modeling, risk assessment, emissions inventory, and emergency release software as well as training and custom software services. With satisfied users located around the globe, Lakes Environmental Software will continue to revolutionize the environmental software field.

    For more information please visit our web site at:  You may also contact us by phone at (519) 746-5995 or by fax at (519)746-0793.

    All comments and suggestions are welcome.  You can e-mail us at:

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