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!