FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH

907 Terminal St. Fairbanks AK 99701 (907) 459-1000

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The FNSB Administration invited air quality experts from a variety of government entities, and industries, as well as members of community groups to share information on health issues, regulatory issues, new technologies, and other concerns.  Click ​on a link in the "Presentations" column below to ​download the power point slides.


Conference Video

Choose a link below to see the video from the conference.

Friday, Sept. 21 -   Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    

Saturday, Sept. 22 -    Part 1    Part 2


Friday, September 21, 2018

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Agenda Item​​​Presenter / Panel Participants
​Presentations
​Introduction  & WelcomeJim Williams, Chief of Staff, FNSB
Karl W. Kassel, Mayor, FNSB
Larry Hartig, Commissioner, AK DEC
Chris Hladick, Regional Administrator, Pacific NW & Alaska Region 10
Tim Hamlin, Director, Office of Air & Waste, EPA, Region 10
Expectation vs. Reality:  The difference in what we want and what is factual with air quality
Wendy Mannan, North Pole Resident, Member-Fairbanks North Star Borough Wood Burners PDF
27 Minute Video: "What We Breathe Matters" by Dr. Owen Q. Hanley, MD
Jennifer Gleason Schmidt, RN
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Exposure to Woodsmoke:  A Discussion of the Health Risks and the Burning Practices that Reduce Risk
Dr. Gillian Gawne-Mittelstaedt, MPA, Director, Tribal Healthy Homes Network, Partnership for Air Matters
​Q & A Panel Discussion with AM Panel SpeakersWendy Mannan, Jennifer Gleason Schmidt, Dr. Gillian Gawne-Mittelstaedt
Woodstove ​Retrofit Technologies - ESPs and Burn Demo Overview
Nick Czarnecki, Air Quality Division Manager, FNSB
Glenn Miller, Transportation Director, FNSB
PDF
PDF
Natural Gas Update
Dan Britton, General Manager, Interior Gas Utility

Economic Impacts of Air Quality
Jim Dodson, President & CEO, Fairbanks Economic Development Corp.
PDF​
Air Quality Monitoring Update
Barbara Trost, Program Manager, Air Monitoring and Quality Assurance, Division of Air, AK DEC
PDF​​
Air Quality Panel Discussion
Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Fairbanks North Star Borough, and US Environmental Protection Agency
PDF​

 


Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Agenda Item
​Presenter / Panel Participants​Presentations
Welcome Karl W. Kassel, Mayor, FNSB
Bryce Ward, Mayor, City of North Pole
Jim Matherly, Mayor, City of Fairbanks

Instant Polling on Wood Burning / Education Assessment
FNSB Partnered with Information Insights

The Economics of Home Heating
Jesse Shadley, North Pole Resident, Member-Fairbanks North Star Borough Wood BurnersPDF​​
EPA Update: Moving Forward - The Challenges to Attaining Clean Air
Dan Brown, Fairbanks PM Program Manager, US EPA Region 10 PDF
FNSB Air Quality Stakeholders Group: Introduction, Information, and Status Update
Jana Pierce, Information Insights
John Davies
, Former Borough Assembly Member
PDF
Stakeholders Group:  Instant Polling


Stakeholders:  Working Group Breakout

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Stakeholders:  Summary from Breakout Session


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