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Air Quality Program


What is a webinar?

A webinar is an online meeting forum that can be accessed from a computer or smart phone with an internet connection. Ecology is using this technology to enhance public participation by giving alternative ways to attend and participate in public meetings.

Scheduled Air Quality Program webinars are shown below.

Date & Time Details
Plugging into the Carbon Market with Electric Vehicles: One Road Forward for Washington

Presenter: Sue Hall, CEO of Climate Neutral Business Network
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Register here

How do I get credit for the carbon pollution I reduce by putting in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles? This question is being asked more and more by utilities, cities, fleet managers, and others interested in combatting climate change. One stakeholder effort – the Electric Vehicle Charging Carbon Coalition (EVCCC) – is developing a methodology that can work for Washington. This protocol could be used to measure and post emission reductions to a leading carbon registry, which could then potentially be used for the Clean Air Rule or for other climate change programs. This webinar will provide some basics on how the carbon market works, why it makes sense for electric vehicles to be a part of it, and how the EVCCC protocol effort is moving toward allowing Washingtonians to plug into the evolving carbon market by implementing electric vehicle programs.


How do I join a webinar?

  1. Log in about 15 minutes before the start time to make sure there are no problems.
  2. Click the link in the table above to join the webinar.
  3. The link will take you to a log-in site. Log into the webinar on your computer before you do anything else.
  4. After you have logged in on your computer, follow the instructions to select an audio option. If you want to provide testimony during the public hearing, choose the telephone audio option. If you are using the telephone audio option where you initiate the phone call, enter the participant code provided at log-in. This allows the moderator to match users’ phone lines with their webinar log-ins.
  5. Mute your phone if you are not speaking. This helps reduce background noise.

What should I expect during a webinar?

You will hear at least three agency staff during the webinar:

  • Hearing officer (if applicable) – facilitates the meeting and accepts formal testimony
  • Presenter – presents a summary of the topic Ecology is seeking public comment on
  • Moderator – runs the webinar portion of the meeting

The meeting will consist of three parts:

  1. Presentation - presentation to explain the proposal
  2. Q&A - question and answer session
  3. Public hearing(if applicable) - formal testimony to accept and record comments for the public record

What is the difference between the Q&A session and the public hearing?

During the question and answer session, you can ask questions and staff will provide answers when possible. The question and answer session is not part of the formal record.

During the public hearing, staff do not respond to questions. Staff will prepare a document responding to all questions and issues submitted during the public comment period.

If you have questions that were not fully answered during the question and answer session or you would like your questions recorded for the formal record, you must provide testimony during the public hearing or submit them as written comments.

How do I participate in the Q&A or provide testimony?

Remember to log into the webinar on your computer before you do anything else. This helps us link your computer log-in to the person speaking on the phone. It also allows us to let you know when it’s your turn to ask a question or provide testimony.

Let the webinar moderator know you have a question or wish to testify by typing in the chat box or using the “raise hand” feature. The moderator will un-mute your line, so you can ask your question or state your comment for the record. You can also type your question or comment in the chat box and the moderator will read it out loud to the attendees.

If you provide testimony during the public hearing or want to receive Ecology's response to all comments, list your contact information when logging in to the webinar.

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