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FNSB Assembly Air Quality Planning Presentations

Please note, assembly briefings are historical. The information presented in these briefings was up-to-date at the time presented, but newer information may have become available since then.

September 19, 2019, Presentation to Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly (PDF)

  • Health Effects
  • Serious SIP
  • Next Steps - Regulatory and 5% Plan
  • DEC Air Quality Programs This Winter
  • Retrofit Control Device (RCD) Testing
  • Outreach Funding
  • Other Projects

May 16, 2019, Presentation to Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly (PDF)

  • Presentation by DEC: Serious SIP
  • Overview of Serious SIP
  • Consequences of Inaction
  • Progress Shown and Current Air Quality
  • Summary of Proposed Control Measures
  • Proposed Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) Determination Highlights
  • Planning Timelines

April 3, 2018, Presentation to Elected Officials (PDF)

  • Presentation by DEC: Preliminary Drafts - Serious SIP Development
  • Overview of Preliminary Draft Documents
  • Best Available Control Measure (BACM) Analysis Interim Findings
  • Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD)
  • Timeline

July 20, 2017 Final Source Contribution Presentation (PDF)

  • Presentation by DEC
  • History of Science in Determining Source Contribution of PM2.5
  • Years of Collaborative Effort Using Multiple Approaches
  • Wood Smoke Found to be Major Contributor to Winter PM2.5

March 24, 2017 Briefing on Serious SIP Meetings (PDF)

  • Presentation by EPA, DEC, FNSB
  • Agenda for meetings conducted March 20-24
  • PM2.5 Success factors in other communities
  • Potential PM2.5 Control Categories for FNSB
  • Future Steps

February 2, 2017 SIP Briefing (PDF)

  • Update - Monitoring
  • Update - Moderate SIP
  • New PM2.5 Implementation Rule and Serious SIP
  • Control Measures
  • Sanctions
  • Saturation Study

February 18, 2016 SIP Briefing (PDF)

  • Monitoring
  • Update on the FNSB Nonattainment Area SIP
  • Disclosure Requirements upon Sale of Property
  • State Request to Divide the Nonattainment Area
  • Potential Additional Measures to Improve Air Quality
  • Funding

December 4, 2014 SIP Briefing (PDF)

  • Overview of Air Quality Plan
  • State Regulations
  • Ability to Attain by 2015 & 2019
  • Future Considerations
  • Public Review Process

December 4, 2014 Health Effects Briefing (PDF)

  • Biomass Smoke Sources & Components
  • PM Size and Health Effects of Exposure
  • Susceptible & Vulnerable Populations
  • Health Effects Studies

November 6, 2014 Briefing (PDF)

  • Moderate Area SIP Requirements
  • Impracticable SIP
  • SIP Submittal Options and Consequences
  • PM2.5 SIP Components
  • Dry Wood, Energy Logs, & Visible Emissions
  • Planned Public Review Process
  • Future Considerations

October 3, 2013 Briefing (PDF)

  • Solid Fuel Burning Program Summary
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Voluntary Measures
  • Proposed Regulations and Standards
  • Wood Heating Program Summary
  • Natural Gas Expansion Summary
  • Program Benefits

March 21, 2013 Briefing (PDF)

  • Concentration trends
  • Sources
  • Strategies to bring the area into attainment
  • Proposed regulatory changes

August 16, 2012 Briefing (PDF)

  • PM2.5 emissions reductions necessary to reach attainment
  • New requirements planned for the winter of 2012
  • Consequences of nonattainment
  • Schedule for completing the plan
  • Necessary Borough actions

March 15, 2012 Briefing (PDF)

  • Progress made towards attaining the PM2.5 standard
  • Contributors to emissions
  • Current concentrations
  • Control measures
  • Possible combinations of control measures

November 3, 2011 Briefing (PDF)

  • SIP administrative and technical requirements
  • Federal, State, and Borough responsibilities
  • Nonattainment and control measure requirements
  • Trends and additional control options

August 18, 2011 Briefing (PDF)

  • PM2.5 health effects
  • Sources and current methods available to determine sources
  • Current modeling efforts
  • SIP plan preparation
  • Control measure choices available

July 7, 2011 Briefing (PDF)

  • PM2.5 concentration trends
  • Methods available to quantify the benefits of PM2.5 emissions controls
  • Previous studies undertaken by the Borough
  • Control measure choices as of July, 2011

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