Air quality agencies host Ozone kickoff event and press conference March 27

Ozone Season Kickoff Event & Press Conference

Thursday, March 27, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Land of Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, Asheville


Light Refreshments and Pre-Event Media Interviews (8:00 – 8:30 AM)

Welcome and Introductions – Bill Eaker, Land-of-Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) (10 minutes)

State and Federal Air Quality Issues Update (Air Quality Conditions/Trends/Programs) – Sheila Holman, Director, NC Division of Air Quality (25 min.)

Local Agency Air Quality Update (Air Quality Conditions in Buncombe County; Heating with Wood) – Ashley Featherstone, Engineering Supervisor, WNC Regional Air Quality Agency (25 minutes)

Break (10 minutes)

Duke Energy Air Quality Improvement Policies and Programs – Jason Walls, District Manager, Duke Energy (20 minutes)

Efforts to Reduce Emissions from Motor Vehicles in the Region – Bill Eaker, Coordinator, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (10 minutes)

Closing Remarks – Bill Eaker, LOSRC (5 minutes)

Question and Answer Session – The Press (15 minutes)

Sponsors: Regional Clean Air Campaign, NC Division of Air Quality,
WNC Regional Air Quality Agency, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

Thanks to Buncombe Co. Govt. TV for taping today’s event!

For more Information Contact: Bill Eaker, LOSRC, 734-7434 cell; 251-6622 office

Working Together We Can Clear The Air!


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