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Lakes Environmental Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter - September 2017


Lakes Environmental Newsletter

Emissions Inventory - Atmospheric Science - IT Solutions


In this issue:

News & Events

AERMOD View Version 9.5 Released!

On September 18, 2017 Lakes Environmental released AERMOD View Version 9.5. This release includes the following updates:

  • Sensitive Receptor Report: Discrete receptors can be flagged as ‘Sensitive’ with their results appearing in a brand-new Summary Report.
  • Tile Maps Update: The Open Cycle Maps server was updated with the most up-to-date server and hosts information.
  • Graphical Options: Updated Layouts functionality allows for quick application of Contour settings to multiple plot files at once.
  • Project Backup: AERMOD View’s project backup option now includes all files associated with runs conducted using the Multi-Chemical Utility.

For a detailed listing of updates available in AERMOD View Version 9.5, check out our latest release notes.

If you are currently in maintenance for AERMOD View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at

If you are a user of AERMOD View but are no longer in maintenance, please contact for pricing to update your license.

Lakes Environmental Recognized as One of Top 25 Governance, Risk & Compliance Technology Providers

Lakes Environmental Software has received recognition by CIO Applications Magazine as one of the Top 25 Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Providers 2017 in their annual listing. An article highlighting our cloud-based environmental compliance solutions can be found in the September GRC special issue of the CIO Applications magazine and can also be read here.

The honour received is a definite recognition of the high level of environmental expertise found at Lakes Environmental.

For more information regarding our environmental compliance solutions, please contact us at


Lakes Environmental AERMOD Course in Denver – Oct 2-3, 2017

Lakes Environmental will hold two days of AERMOD training in Denver from October 2 to 3, 2017.

Spots are still available! Register online today!

Course: AERMOD (Oct 2-3, 2017)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental AERMOD Course in Orlando – Nov 2-3, 2017

Lakes Environmental will be in sunny Orlando for two days of AERMOD training from November 2 to 3, 2017.

Register today to take advantage of our early registration discount ending October 2, 2017.

Course: AERMOD (Nov 2-3, 2017)
Location: Orlando, Florida
Registration: Online Registration


AERMOD & CALPUFF Courses in São Paulo, Brazil – Nov 6-9, 2017

Lakes Environmental will present four days of AERMOD and CALPUFF training in São Paulo from November 6 to 9, 2017.

Training will be hosted by our Brazilian distributor, SECA. Presentation of these courses will be in Portuguese with all course materials (presentation slides, course notes, etc) provided in English.

Register online now!

Course: AERMOD (Nov 6-7, 2017)
Course: CALPUFF (Nov 8-9, 2017)
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental Teaching Professional Development Course at A&WMA Specialty Conference

The Air & Waste Management Association will be offering a number of high quality professional development courses prior to the specialty conference, Guideline on Air Quality Models being held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from November 14 to 16, 2017.

Lakes Environmental will present a one-day Introduction to AERMOD course. Additional details regarding this course can be found below.


Introduction to AERMOD


Monday, November 13


8:00am – 4:30pm

Register online today!


AERMOD-CALPUFF Course in Kochi, India – Nov 27-30, 2017

Lakes Environmental and LaGa Systems will hold a four day AERMOD - CALPUFF course in Kochi, India from November 27 to 30, 2017.

Early registration discounts available until October 27, 2017.

Course: AERMOD-CALPUFF (Nov 27-30, 2017)
Location: Kochi, India
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental Closed for Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday

Lakes Environmental's Waterloo office will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017 to observe the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Our Dallas support office will remain open on this day. If you have any needs during that time, please e-mail us and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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Upcoming Courses





Oct 2-3, 2017


Denver, CO

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Nov 2-3, 2017


Orlando, FL

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Nov 13, 2017

Introduction to

Modeling Conference* Chapel Hill, NC

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Nov 6-7, 2017
Nov 8-9, 2017


São Paulo, Brazil

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Nov 27-30, 2017


Kochi, India

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*A&WMA’s Guideline on Air Quality Models Conference

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

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Modeling Tip

Sensitive Receptor Summary Report in AERMOD View

The newly-released AERMOD View Version 9.5 features the ability to flag discrete receptors as ‘sensitive’ and have their results compiled into a Sensitive Receptor Summary Report.

See our video modeling tip below for a walkthrough.

Submit Your Modeling Tips Today!

We are currently accepting submissions for the Monthly Modeling Tip section that appears in our newsletters. If you have a modeling tip that may benefit our readers, please send it to us at Your name and the name of your organization will appear below the tip providing you with an opportunity for increased exposure.

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EU Action to Curb Air Pollution by Cars: Questions and Answers

August 31, 2017 - Emissions of air pollutants are the most significant environmental cause of premature death in the EU, and lead to respiratory diseases, major healthcare costs and lost working days. The most recent data indicate that three air pollutants alone (PM 2.5, NO2 and O3) are responsible for 400 000 premature deaths per year in the EU including some 70.000 directly linked to nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Urban transport is also one of the reasons why many urban areas are in breach of air pollution limits.

Read Full Article Here

Kenya Bans Plastic Bags, May Fine Violators Up to $38,000

August 29, 2017 - A ban on plastic bags came into force Monday in Kenya and those found violating the new regulation could be receive maximum fines of $38,000 or a four-year jail term.

The ban applies to the use, manufacture, and importation of plastic shopping bags and gives a minimum fine of about $19,000 or up to a year imprisonment, according to the government. Exemptions were made for manufacturers producing plastic bags for industrial use.

A spot check showed many people and shops in the capital city, Nairobi, still packaging goods in plastic bags. But most supermarkets chains had stopped giving out the bags and were selling cloth bags instead

Read Full Article Here

Newfoundland Has a Message for Ottawa: Don’t Mess With Our Oil

August 28, 2017 - Ottawa’s push to beef up and centralize regulatory reviews of major energy projects is running into a big and unpredictable hurdle: Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil industry.

If history is any indication, messing with Newfoundland’s oil is fraught with risk, especially as the province struggles to get itself out a nasty recession.

“Newfoundland has always been a fighting province,” said one observer who follows the sector in Atlantic Canada. “Anything that goes against perceived ownership of resources, whether it’s fisheries or oil and gas, they will fight the federal government on it.”

Read Full Article Here

EPA Announces Intent to Revisit Provisions of Phase 2 Heavy-Duty Rules

August 17, 2017 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today its intent to revisit provisions of the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines following concerns raised by stakeholders in the trailer and glider industry.

“In light of the significant issues raised, the agency has decided to revisit the Phase 2 trailer and glider provisions,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “We intend to initiate a rulemaking process that incorporates the latest technical data and is wholly consistent with our authority under the Clean Air Act.”

Read Full Article Here

Trump Infrastructure Push Rolls Back Environmental Rules

August 15, 2017 - WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend $1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.

Trump’s latest executive order would speed approvals of permits for highways, bridges, pipelines and other major building efforts. It revokes an Obama-era executive order aimed at reducing exposure to flooding, sea level rise and other consequences of climate change.

“It’s going to be quick. It’s going to be a very streamlined process. And by the way, if it doesn’t meet environmental safeguards, we’re not going to approve it - very simple,” Trump said at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York.

Read Full Article Here

China Streamlines Environmental Regulation on Construction Projects

August 1, 2017 - China has revised a regulation on environmental protection of construction projects, streamlining administrative procedures, according to a State Council decree signed by Premier Li Keqiang.

The revision removed qualification requirements on the undertakers of environmental impact evaluation.

The deadline for the approval of environmental impact evaluation documents will be extended from during the feasibility research period to until the construction begins.

Read Full Article Here

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Upcoming Conferences & Trade Shows

Oct 15-18, 2017

CASANZ 2017 (Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand)
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Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Nov 1-2, 2017

Odor Management Conference 2017
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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Nov 1-3, 2017

2017 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment (ICREE 2017)
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Toronto, ON, Canada

Nov 12-16, 2017

SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dec 14-16, 2017

2017 5th International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (ICEPP 2017)
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Jan 4-6, 2018

IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment
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Honolulu, HI, USA

Jan 7-11, 2018

American Meteorological Society (AMS) 98th Annual Meeting
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Austin, TX, USA

Jan 15-18, 2018

World Future Energy Summit
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Abu Dhabi, UAE

Feb 7-9, 2018

2018 9th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (ICESD 2018)
More Info

Paris, France

Mar 5-7, 2018

Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC) 2018
More Info

San Diego, CA, 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.

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