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2014 ECOS Fall Meeting

September 14, 2014 - September 17, 2014



FULL REGISTRATION-Early rate (paid by 8/8): $675 member/state; $775 federal/alumni association; $875 other. Add $75 for registration 8/9-9/2. Add $50 more after 9/2. ONE-DAY REGISTRATION-Early rate (paid by 8/8): $350 member/state; $400 federal/alumni association; $450 other. Add $50 for registration 8/9-9/2. Add $50 more after 9/2. IMPORTANT NOTES-Cancellation by 8/8 subject to $35 fee. Non-emergency cancellation after 8/8 non-refundable.

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Final Agenda (Layout Version)


-- Regional Carbon Markets 101+

   -- PowerPoint: Regional Carbon Markets

-- Natural Resources Breakfast

-- Hot Air

   -- Paylor Presentation

-- Managing the Movement of Energy

   -- Paylor Presentation

   -- Aho Presentation

   -- Natarajan Presentation

-- State-U.S. EPA Regional Panel

   -- Texas Work Share for Greenhouse Gas Permitting

   -- Hinkson Creek, Columbia, Missouri TMDL Implementation

   -- Collaboration on Energy Issues and Renewable Energy

   -- Development in Southern Nevada

   -- Brooks and Pauley Presentation

   -- Blumenfeld and Cripps Presentation

-- Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus

-- Ecoregional Air Issues Breakfast

-- Reducing Natural Gas Emissions in a City or Facility Near You

   -- Gade Presentation

   -- Lacey Presentation

   -- Fernandez Presentation

   -- Freitas Presentation

   -- O'Donnell Presentation

-- Thinking Broadly about Sustainability

   -- Natarajan Presentation

-- Partnering for Productive Land

   -- Richardson Presentation

-- Lunch Discussion of Working Together to Enhance Compliance

-- Changing Expectations, Opportunities for Flexibility

   -- Examples of Flexibility Sought by State Grantees from EPA

   -- Baughman Presentation

-- Using Research to Tackle Nutrient Challenges

-- Boosting Productivity through E-Enterprise and the Exchange Network

   -- Update for States on Current E-Enterprise Activities

   -- E-Enterprise Description

   -- E-Enterprise Current and Proposed State Project Examples

   -- E-Enterprise Leadership Council: Update


-- U.S. EPA Memo to ECOS on Title VI Enforcement

-- Fall Meeting Legislative Report

-- Meeting Attendee List


ROOM UPDATE: Because La Fonda on the Plaza is sold out for the nights of the ECOS meeting, ECOS has arranged a limited number of overflow rooms at the federal per diem rate of $88 at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, located less than a five-minute walk from La Fonda. A lodger's tax of 7% and gross receipts tax of 8.1875% apply. Reserve at

Loretto Reservation Link for ECOS Attendees

or call (866) 582-1646. The hotel has a 72-hour cancellation policy. The special daily valet parking rate at Loretto for ECOS attendees is $10. PREVIOUS ROOM INFORMATION: Attendees should make their own room reservations at La Fonda on the Plaza at the link below or (800) 523-5002, #1. The special ECOS group rate is available until noon Mountain Time on August 15 or until sellout of the room block, whichever is sooner. ECOS' room rate is $88 (prevailing 2014 federal per diem) for single/double occupancy, plus a lodger's tax of 7% and gross receipts tax of 8.1875%. The charge for additional room occupants beyond two is $15 per person per night. Children 12 and under stay free when in the room with parents and using existing bedding. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so at least 48 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a penalty of the first night's room and tax. ECOS room nights include September 14, 15, and 16, with limited availability on September 13 and 17. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out time is noon.

La Fonda Reservation Link for ECOS Attendees


Shuttle service is a convenient and affordable option from both the Santa Fe and Albuquerque airports, and early reservations are recommended. Round trip transportation between Santa Fe Municipal Airport and La Fonda via Roadrunner Shuttle ( ranges from $28 to $38 depending on the times, and the ride is approximately 25 minutes. Round trip transportation between Albuquerque International Sunport and La Fonda via Sandia Shuttle Express ( is $48, and the ride is approximately 70 minutes. Albuquerque airport service is also available but more expensive via Roadrunner.

Sponsor: ECOS
Venue: La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe NM
Venue Website:
Contact Info: Lia Parisien,
Registration: See above.

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