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The FNSB Administration invited air quality experts from a variety of government entities and industries to share information on success stories, regulatory issues, new technologies and health concerns.  Click on a link in the "Presentations" column below to ​download the power point slides or the audio.  If you would like to view information from the 2016 Clear the Air Conference, visit fnsb.us/transportation/Pages/AQConference2016.aspx.

Please note:  Presentations will be posted as soon as possible.


Friday, September 22

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​​Pre​s​e​​nta​​tion Title​​​Presenter​Presentations
​Introduction  & WelcomeKarl W. Kassel, Mayor, FNSB
Larry Hartig, Commissioner, AK DEC
FNSB & PM2.5 Overview:  Where are we now, what has been done, how did we get here?
Tom Carlson, Sierra Research
Nick Czarnecki, AQ Manager, FNSB
Cindy Heil, AK DEC
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Cooperative Federalism: Staying the Course
Tim Hamlin, Director, Office of Air & Waste, EPA, Region 10
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Saturation Study
Barbara Trost, Environmental Program Manager, AK DEC
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Energy Efficient Construction and Air Quality Karl W. Kassel, Mayor, FNSB
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A Community Success Story
Amy Warren, Project Manager, Wood Smoke Reduction Program, Puget Sound Clean Air
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Source Apportionment
​​Deanna Huff, Engineering Associate, AK DEC
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Exposure to Woodsmoke:  A Discussion of the Health Risks & the Burning Practices that Reduce Risk
​Gillian Gawne-Mittelstaedt, MPA, Director, Tribal Healthy Homes Network, Issaquah, WA
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Panel Discussion
Dan Brown, Cathy Cahill, Tom Carlson, Nick Czarnecki, Gillian Gawne-Mittelstaedt, Cindy Heil, Glenn Miller, and Chris Neufeld

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Saturday, September 23

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Presentation Title​ ​Presenter​Presentations
​Introduction & Welcome Karl W. Kassel, Mayor, FNSB
A Community Success Story
Ben Schmidt, AQ Specialist, Missoula, MT Public Health
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​​Dry Wood vs Wet Wood.  What works best? Kent Severns, The Woodway, Fairbanks, AKPDF
FNSB Wood Stove Change Out Program
Glenn Miller, Director, FNSB Transportation PDF
Home Heating Cost Comparison
Tom Carlson, Sierra Research
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TBA
John Crouch, Director, Public Affairs, Hearth, Patio & BBQ Assoc PDF
Masonry Heaters & Proper Fuel
​Dan Givens, Stonecastle Masonry, Fairbanks, AK
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Local AQ Regs - How to participate and comply.   Stage 1 & 2 restrictions, how to file a complaint, open burning, opacity, PM2.5 crossing property boundaries & nuisance regulations. 
​Nick Czarnecki, Air Quality Manager, FNSB
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​Panel Discussion
​​Nick Czarnecki,John Davies, Tim Hamlin, Kathleen Hook, Denise Koch, and North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward
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