State Implementation Plan Report
24, 2005 Conference
A Historical Perspective on Meeting the Ozone Requirements
Lessons Learned, 1970-2004
Oil Foundation Auditorium
Jones Graduate School of Management
Key Note Speaker:
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
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
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
1. Guy Donaldson, EPA
2. Jim Blackburn, Blackburn Carter, LLP
3. Victor Flatt, University of Houston Law School
4. Hank Habicht Global Environment Technology
Brandt Mannchen, Sierra Club
Moderator: Liz Hendler
Break: 10:00a.m. 10:20a.m.
Panel Two: 10:20a.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
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
Topic: Lessons learned which either impeded or supported
the implementation of the ozone requirements.
1. Kathleen White, Texas Commission on Environmental
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,
7. Jane Laping, Mothers for Clean Air
Moderator: Steve Klineberg, Rice University
Panel Four: 2:00p.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.