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									Minutes for IES-Hyderabad Steering Committee Meeting
                   Held at EPTRI

                      June 2003
                                          Minutes of
                            IES-India Steering Committee Meeting
                                  Held at EPTRI, Hyderabad
                                        June 30, 2003


Attendees:
Please refer to attached list.

The discussions at the Steering Committee meeting were as follows:

Introduction:
The Director General, EPTRI, Ms. Gayathri Ramachandran welcomed all attendees and gave a brief
introduction.

Review of Meeting Objectives:
Ms. Katherine Sibold, Program Manager, U.S. EPA gave a brief overview of the IES program. The major
points highlighted were:
1) The indoor air quality study and outreach programs are unique to IES-India program (not included in
    other IES country studies).
2) The target audience for this program includes the general public, civic groups, school children, private
    sector and industry. For industry low cost/no cost measures will be suggested to reduce pollution and
    Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Recognition may be given as an incentive to companies that
    implement pollution reduction measures.
3) Public sector will help with implementation and create awareness of importance of what can be done to
    reduce pollution. MoEF will have significant role in implementation of IES results.
4) This meeting will focus on next steps to be taken to complete and implement IES-India program.
5) The IES study recommendations should not be just another report, but results should be disseminated
    and implemented.


Update on IES Project Status:

1) Power Point presentations on IES-India project staus were made by Mr. N. Vatcha (EPTRI) on
   industrial emissions inventory, Mr. Yash Sachdev (RITES) on transportation studies and Mr. Satish
   Kumar (IHS) on health studies.
2) The industrial emissions inventory for the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) area is
   very near completion. The base year for the inventory is calendar year (CY) 2001. Pollutants for
   which emissions are estimated are PM10, and three GHGs (CO2, N2O, CH4). Sources for emission
   factors include USEPA- AP 42 document, WHO and World Bank studies (for PM10) and ICLEI
   factors for GHG emissions. Preliminary results indicate total PM10 from industrial emissions are 2,015
   tons and for CO2- 875,884 tons, N2O- 5,030 tons and CH4- 37,700 tons. CII to work with EPTRI to
   develop future industrial mitigation scenarios. Mitigation scenarios will be estimated for CYs 2011 and
   2021.
3) Transportation data for base year has been collected. Data has been collected in VKT (vehicle
   kilometers traveled) format for the study area. This data has been collected for all the different types of
   vehicles plying in all major traffic corridors in the HUDA study area. For future mitigation scenarios,
   work is ongoing. RITES is studying feasibility of using the IVE transportation model to estimate
   emissions. If this model cannot be used, emissions factors will be used to estimate transportation
   emissions.
4) Health studies data collection is ongoing. For health effects analysis, health endpoints have been
   identified. Tabulation of population totals for CY 2001 for the Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration
   (HUA) area will be completed in 3-4 months. Compilation of mortality and morbidity data will be
   completed shortly. The Air Pollution Health Effects Benefit Analysis (APHEBA) model has been
   selected for use in the health effects analysis.
5) Several questions were raised regarding transportation and health effects issues, which were answered
   by Mr. Sachdev and Mr. Kumar, respectively.

Mr. Sandeep Tandon, Project Management Specialist, U.S. AID, made a brief presentation on GHG
reduction projects in India. Nine GHG reduction demonstration projects using bagasse as fuel have been
implemented as part of capacity building in GHG mitigation. These projects provide high efficiency, year-
round power generation. The Bangalore Municipal Corp. and Hyderabad MCH have shown interest in
traffic planning and management to reduce GHG. Power sector reforms are proposed in Gujarat and
Andhra Pradesh and coal ash utilization program is being performed in collaboration with NTPC.

Mr. T. Rajkumar of PCRA made a brief presentation on fuel conservation in the transportation sector.



Discussion of Key Issues:

The following issues were discussed:

1) For IES-India public outreach, groups which can help with the process should be identified. These
   groups should be able to create awareness of air quality (AQ) and GHG reduction issues and also be
   able to implement solutions.
2) MoEF should be encouraged to become involved in issues such as improving children’s health
   through pollution control, etc. NREL will help in AQ analysis in policy making.
3) Mr. S. Srinivas, Senior Counsellor, CII, made a presentation on energy conservation in industry. 25
   companies have been identified for a study to promote world class energy efficiency.
4) A Green Business Center is being constructed (funded by Godrej Co. and CII) about 2 kms. from
   EPTRI to promote energy efficiency (which results in GHG reduction) concepts.
5) Prof. Chari mentioned that a traffic safety week is held in Hyderabad in January every year to promote
   safer driving habits and to improve traffic flow and safety (thereby reducing emissions).
6) There were concerns that the APPCB does not have widespread program to disseminate information
   and results obtained from studies such as IES- India program.
7) The private sector outreach program should include transportation outreach.


IES- India Technical Discussion:

The following items were discussed:

1) RITES to obtain IVE transportation model manual from NREL and to attempt to obtain emission
   factors used in the model.
2) RITES to provide EPTRI a write-up of the transportation study, including methodology and results.
   RITES to also provide demographic data covering the HUDA study area.
3) RITES to provide data based on CY 2001.
4) Expected date for EPTRI to obtain PM10 and GHG emissions data for baseline study from RITES is
   end of July/early August. Expected date for emissions data from RITES for future scenarios is end of
   August.
5) Dr. Srinivas (EPTRI) to input preliminary data and set up ISC-3 model by end of July.
6) All partners should inform EPTRI about any problems/schedule delays. All schedule delays to be
   intimated to NREL.
7) Ms. Ramanathan (NREL) to inform EPTRI about dates for obtaining residential emissions data from
   TERI/SRMC. A revised schedule can only be prepared by EPTRI after obtaining these dates.
8) Ms. Ramanathan to inform Dr. Satish Kumar (IHS) about how to perform health studies in HUDA
   areas not included in the Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration (HUA).
Meeting concludes.

								
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