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PA EPA TO EXPLAIN PROPOSED OZONE, PARTICULATE MATTER STANDARD

Release Date: 12/6/96
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PA EPA TO EXPLAIN PROPOSED OZONE, PARTICULATE MATTER STANDARD

FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1996

EPA TO EXPLAIN PROPOSED OZONE, PARTICULATE MATTER STANDARDS IN NATIONAL SATELLITE BROADCAST

EPA officials will hold a detailed question and answer session on its proposal for health standards for ground-level ozone(smog) and particulates in a national satellite broadcast Monday, Dec. 9, from 1- 5p.m., EST. The broadcast will include: overview of the standards; implementation issues update; explanation of the scientific review process; overview of health and welfare effects; presentations by EPA experts; EPA's rationale for the proposal; and instructions for further information. The broadcast is presented as a public service by EPA's Air Pollution Distance Learning Network. For location and space reservations at the nearest viewing site: 1) call Jean Taylor at 919-541-4946 or use Internet site
http://134.67.104.12/html/apti/APTC.htm and choose either document JUN6-96.WP6 or JUN6-96.TXT.; 2) to view the broadcast through the National Technological University, call Ann-Marie Kiefer at 970-495- 6425 or e-Mail at anne@mail.NTU.edu.; and 3) for Air National Guard sites call Janyce Riess of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards at 919-541-2353. There are no phone call-ins or video feeds outside the viewing sites--participants must go to viewing sites. Videotapes of the broadcast will be available afterwards for $25.00 through North Carolina State University at 919-515-4265. For Washington, D.C. area press, there are two local viewing sites (be sure to call or fax beforehand to reserve space): US EPA Headquarters, contact Gene Padgett at 202-260-2071(phone) or 202-260-2057(fax); and DC Air Resources Management Division, contact Barbara Willis at 202- 645-6093x3073(phone) or 202-645-6102(fax).

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