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2020 Residential Wood Smoke Workshop

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:00 PM

Making Hotel Reservations Please book your room online on this link. Our group rate is $157 (2019 govt per diem rate) plus tax per room per night. There are a few rooms left on the room block, so book as soon as you can before we run out or by 2/9/20. If you are planning to stay a few days before or after the meeting, know that our room block includes Mon, 3/9 to Sun, 3/14 and if you encounter any issues with your booking, please contact Jackie Gadret at All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. About the Workshop (DRAFT agenda listed at bottom of this page) A Residential Wood Smoke Workshop (Workshop) will be held in New Orleans, LA from March 10 – 12, 2020. The Workshop will cover a wide range of topics, including regulatory (e.g., curtailment programs, Wood Heater New Source Performance Standard), voluntary (e.g., education campaigns, incentive programs) and technical (e.g., EPA-certification test methods) with a focus on sharing lessons learned. The Workshop target audience includes state, local, and tribal agencies; regional organizations, federal agencies and non-profit organizations. This Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association (HPBA) Trade Show/EXPO. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to tour the Trade Show floor and see firsthand various hearth technologies operating, including wood, wood pellet, coal and gas stoves, wood-fired central heating system and meet with industry representatives. The Workshop is being coordinated and supported by EPA, the Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR), the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) and National Tribal Air Association (NTAA). Feel free to share this information with others that may be interested in the Workshop. For questions or comments feel free to contact Larry Brockman ( Agenda (1/15/20 Draft) March 10, (Tuesday) 9:00 am – State, Local and Tribal Only Regulatory Agency Meeting (closed 2 hour session) 1:00 pm – Welcome/Intro/Review for the Day and Workshop Each participant introduces themselves and identify key interests/questions 1:30 pm – EPA’s Residential Wood Smoke Efforts: Who’s Who, and What’s What? (Adam Baumgart-Getz, EPA) EPA Organizational Structure, Agency & Program Contacts 1:45 pm - Wood Heater New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) (Amanda Aldridge, EPA, EPA/OECA Speakers TBD) NSPS Overview, Implementation and Rule Making Compliance Assurance and EnforcementEPA Certified Wood Stove Database Delegation Q&A/Discussion (20 min) 2:45 pm – Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) Trade Show and Industry Overview (John Crouch, Director, Government Affairs, HBPA) 3:00 pm – Break 3:20 pm – Retrofit Control Devices, New Stove Technologies and Next Generation Stoves (Nick Czarnecki, Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK, John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat, President) Are retrofits an option for changeouts? Retrofit control devices and testing results Stove technology impacts of the 2020 NSPS and opportunities for next generation heaters 3:55 pm – Department of Energy (DOE) Funding and Research for Wood Heaters (Mark Shmorhun, Technology Manager, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE) 4:10 pm – Residential Wood Smoke and Citizen/Low-Cost Air Monitoring (Merlyn Hough, Lane Regional Air Planning Agency (LRAPA), OR), LRAPA’s use of Indoor and Outdoor Purple Air Monitors to Assist with Air Quality Characterization 5:00 pm - Wrap-up/plans for Wednesday’s Session 5:15 pm - Adjourn 6:30 pm - Networking event – Location and details TBD March 11 (Wed.) 8:30 am – 5 pm 8:30 am - Welcome/expectations for the day (Larry Brockman, EPA) 8:35 am – Installation and Maintenance of Wood Burning Appliances and Chimney: National Fireplace Institute (Rich Sedgwick, NFI) & Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA Speaker TBD) Why it’s important and how it is done. 9:30 am – Wood Burning Appliance Changeout Programs: What’s

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