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Forum on Open Burning

Public Health and Environmental Dangers Associated with Trash Burning

Held on Monday May 17, 2004
Old Dorm Lounge, Vermont Technical College

Organized by the Department of Environmental Conservation, and
co-sponsored by The American Lung Association of Vermont &
The Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

Please note that each and all of the power point presentations on this site are available on "as-is" basis.

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:40 Opening Remarks: Jeff Wennberg, Commissioner Department of Environmental Conservation
9:40 - 10:00 State overview, background and trends by DEC Staff:
•∑ Compliance/enforcement: Phil Etter - Air Pollution Control Division
Solid Waste planning and implementation &
Grants and assistance:
Jeff Fehrs -Solid Waste Management Program
10:00 - 10:45 "Hazards and Effects on Respiratory Health of Backyard Burning" by Dr. Theodore W. Marcy, MD MPH Associate Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care.
10:45 - 11:00 Question & Answer Period
11:00 - 11:45 "Dioxin Emissions and Trash Burning" by Mark Mahony, Senior Policy Expert and Lead Region Coordinator for Enforcement-EPA New England.
11:45 - 12:00 Question & Answer Period
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Time in Cafeteria, with excerpts from the Association of Vermont Recyclers' Performance "Blazin' Barrels."
1:30 - 3:30 Success Stories & Round Table Discussion
• Northwest Solid Waste Management District, Michael Loner, Recycling Coordinator
• Identifying barriers and solutions
3:30 - 3:45 Closing Remarks

If you have questions about Department of Environmental Conservation Programs and regulations to abate open burning, please contact:

Phil Etter, Environmental Analyst, Air Pollution Control Division
Phone: (802) 241-3847

Jeff Fehrs, Environmental Analyst, Solid Waste Management Program
Phone: (802) 241-3888

Andrea Cohen, Program Manager, Solid Waste Management Program
Phone: (802) 241-3444

Current HazeCam photo, Burlington VT looking across Lake Champlain

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