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      2020 Residential Wood Smoke Workshop in New Orleans

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      March 10, 2020

      Tuesday  12:00 PM

      900 Convention Center Blvd
      New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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      2020 Residential Wood Smoke Workshop

      Making Hotel Reservations Please book your room online on this link. Phone reservations are not available until the official hotel opening date of November 26, 2019. Our group rate is $157 (2019 govt per diem rate) plus tax per room per night. In order to guarantee the group rate, you must reserve by 1/9/20. If you are planning to stay a few days before or after the meeting, know that our room block includes Mon, 3/9 to Fri, 3/12 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 (11/1/19 Draft) March 10, (Tuesday) 9:00 am – State, Local and Tribal 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) (EPA, 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 (John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat, President, Nick Czarnecki, Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK) Are retrofits an option to changeouts? Retrofit control devices and testing results What technologies advances are likely here to stay and what’s on the horizon? 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 or Low-Cost Air Monitoring (Merlyn Hough, Lane Regional Air Planning Agency (LRAPA), OR), Maricopa County/AZ DEQ, Invited, Dan Smith, ID DEQ) LRAPA’s use of Indoor and Outdoor Purple Air Monitors to Assist with Air Quality Characterization Experiences from Maricopa County, AZ (tentative) 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 (Wednesday) 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: Why it’s important and how it’s done. National Fireplace Institute (NFI Speaker TBD) & Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA Speaker TBD) 9:30 am – Wood Burning Appliance Changeout Programs: What’s working, what’s not? Incentivizing only the cleanest fuels (gas, heat pumps), what’s being done to overcome challenges to switch to cleaner technologies and how to form creative partnerships. Minnesota’s Project Stove Swap (Bill Droessler, Environmental Initiative, MN) NE Dominion Power Changeout (Michele Edwards, American Lung Association, NE) California’s Wood Stove Changeout Program (TBD) 10:25 am – Break 10:45 am - Wood Burning Appliance Changeout Programs (Continued): Appliance Bounty/Recycling Rewards Program (Amy Warren, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency) Tribal Changeout Challenges, Partnerships and Opportunities (TBD) 11:15 am – Changeout Program Panel Discussion and Q & A 11:45 noon – Lunch on your own 1:15 pm – Education Efforts and Programs to Reduce Appliance “Operator Error”: Firewood Shed Construction and Community Wood Bank, Oakridge, OR (Merlyn Hough, Lane Regional Air Pollution Agency) Idaho’s Multi-faceted Outreach and Education Approach, DEQ, (Dan Smith, ID DEQ) Wood Moisture Demonstration, Burn Wise Education Materials, other tools that are available and what’s missing? (Larry Brockman, EPA) 2:15 pm – Education Programs Panel Discussion and Q & A 2:45 pm – Butte County, CA Success Story: Designated nonattainment, addressed woodsmoke through changeout incentive program, rules, and outreach, and ultimately reached attainment. (Jason Mandly, Butte County Air Quality Management District, invited) 3:15 pm – Break 3:35 pm - Wood Smoke Health Risks: What and How We Communicate (Gillian Gawne-Mittelstaedt, Director, Tribal Healthy Homes Network) 4:00 pm – Residential Wood Smoke and Indoor Air Quality: What the research shows and what is effective in reducing exposure? (Speaker TBD) 4:30 pm – Emission Reductions from Renewable Heat New York Program: (Ellen Burkhard, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, NY, Invited) One example of calculating emission reductions from a cleaner burning appliance incentive program 5:00 pm – Adjourn 7:00 pm Dinner/Networking Option TBD March 12 (Thursday) 8:30 am – 5:00 am 8:30 am - Welcome/expectations for the day (Larry Brockman, EPA) 8:35 am - Test Methods and EPA Certification 101: Who Cares? You should and here’s why (Adam Baumgart Getz, EPA, Lisa Rector, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)) EPA test method direction and improvement Test report review and third-party certification process 9:15 am – Firepits and Chimeneas Wood Smoke Emissions a Growing Concern (Megan Kuhl-Stennes, MN Pollution Control Agency) Minnesota’s Modeling Effort and Education Campaign 10:00 am – Break 10:20 am – Other topics still under consideration: Analysis of Ambient Monitoring Data, modeling to forecast no burn days, state of pellet fuels in US, Industry open panel: EPA-certification lab, hearth retailer and manufacturer, options for handling wood smoke complaints, implementation of curtailment programs, EJ and health effects. 11:30 am – Lunch on your own 12:45 pm – Introduction to Hearth Industry Representatives and Tour Guides 1:15 pm Guided Tour of Hearth EXPO Floor: Walk the indoor and outdoor “burn area,” view various technologies, including the newest and learn how they work, meet hearth industry representatives 4:45 pm – Q & A and Feedback on Tour 4:50 pm – Workshop Evaluation 5:00 pm – Workshop Ends 5:00-7:30 pm - HBPA Expo Big Green Egg Cook-Off/Networking Friday, March 13 (OPTIONAL) 8:30 am – 3:30 PM Technical, Networking and Industry Meetings, Continue Tour of Trade Show 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Technical sessions (optional) – Register for one or all of the sessions that you would be interested in digging a little deeper. Sessions will be held based on the level of interest. Detailed agendas and timing will be sent out once a minimum number of participants have registered for these sessions. Test Methods Understanding what makes devices operate cleaner What’s next in modeling and monitoring for wood smoke State, Local & Tribal Agency Meeting (Tue 9-11AM) - $0.00 Friday Technical Sessions (9-2PM) - $0.00 Wood Smoke Workshop (Tue-Thu) - $0.00

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