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National Educational Forum on the Residential Wood Heater NSPS

November 8, 2012
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota


8:00 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 amWelcome, Overview and Goals of the Meeting
  • David Thornton, MPCA
  • Molly Mayo, Facilitator
8:45 amPublic Health and Environmental Impacts of Woodsmoke
  • Dr. Ryan Allen, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr Philip Hopke, Clarkson University
  • Judy Abbott, NY DOH
9:45 amCurrent and Emerging Technologies
  • John Crouch, HPBA
  • Chris Neufeld, Blaze King/Travis Industries
  • Dr. Harry H. Dresser, Jr.,  Maine Energy Systems
  • Nathan Russell, NYSERDA
10:45 amBreak
11:00 amCase Studies
  • Lisa Hershberger, MPCA
  • Dr Jim Conner, Fairbanks Alaska North Star Borough
  • Dr. David C. Snyder, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - "LADCO Midwest Wood Smoke Study: Grand Rapids Case Study"
  • Jim Hodina, Linn County Public Health Dept. -  Iowa Case Study
  • Eric Merchant, Montana DEQ, Montana Experience
12:15 pmLunch
1:15 pmMarket Impacts of Emission and Efficiency Standards
  • Bob Ferguson, Consultant to HPBA
  • John Ackerely, Green Heat Alliance
  • Christian Rakos, proPellets Austria
2:00 pmBreak
2:15 pmPellet Fuel Supply and Fuel Quality
  • Chris Wiberg, Timber Products Inspection
  • Christian Rakos, proPellets Austria
  • Lisa Rector, NESCAUM
3:00 pmOverview and Status of Current Draft of USEPA’s NSPS for Residential Wood Heating Devices
  • Greg Green, USEPA
3:45 pmFacilitated Discussion and Next Steps
5:00 pmAdjourn

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