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February 24, 2005 Conference

A Historical Perspective on Meeting the Ozone Requirements
Lessons Learned, 1970-2004

Shell Oil Foundation Auditorium
Jones Graduate School of Management

Key Note Speaker:
Hank Habicht
CEO, Global Environment Technology Foundation, former Deputy Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice


1. To review the history of the implementation of the Clean Air Act ozone requirements in Houston/Galveston Area.
2. To identify and review scientific, political, social and economic challenges related to the implementation of a control plan.
3. To review major lessons learned related to implementation.
4. To recommend improvements to be made in the overall implementation process.

Keynote Speaker: 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Hank Habicht ,
CEO, Global Environment Technology Foundation, former Deputy Administrator

Panel One: 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.
Topic: History of and Views on the Clear Air Act ozone requirements.
1. Guy Donaldson, EPA
2. Jim Blackburn, Blackburn Carter, LLP
3. Victor Flatt, University of Houston Law School
4. Hank Habicht – Global Environment Technology Foundation
Brandt Mannchen, Sierra Club
Moderator: Liz Hendler

Break: 10:00a.m. – 10:20a.m.

Panel Two: 10:20a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Topic: Challenges: economic, scientific, social, political and regulatory; to the implementation of the Clean Air Act ozone requirements.
1. Harvey Jefferies, University of North Carolina
2. David Schanbacher, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality TCEQ
3. Steve Klineberg, Rice University
4. Ed Olaguer, Houston Advanced Research Center
5. Ramon Alvarez, Environmental Defense
Moderator: Robert Stein, Rice University

Lunch: 11:30p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Panel Three: 1:00- 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Lessons learned which either impeded or supported the implementation of the ozone requirements.
1. Kathleen White, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
2. David Allen, University of Texas
3. Bill Dawson, formerly Houston Chronicle
4. Doug Deason, Exxon Mobil
5. Ann Culver- Greater Houston partnership
6. John Hall, Texas Environmental Research Consortium, TERC
7. Jane Laping, Mothers for Clean Air
Moderator: Steve Klineberg, Rice University

Panel Four: 2:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Recommended improvements to the SIP process.
1. Elena Marks , Special Assistant for Health Policy, Office of Mayor Bill White
2. Pam Giblin, Baker Botts
3. Meg Healy, GHASP
4. Winnifred Hamilton, Baylor College of Medicine
5. Walt Crow, URS
Moderator: Matt Fraser, Rice University

Break: 3:00 p.m. - 3:20p.m.

Audience Question and Answer: 3:20 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.