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EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Increase in Renewable Fuels

Release Date: 06/08/2009
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News media only) Milbourn.cathy@epa.gov 202-564-7849 202-564-4355 Justin Cohen (All other inquiries) Cohen.justin@epa.gov 202-564-1643

WASHINGTON - EPA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 9, regarding the agency’s proposed strategy for increasing the supply of renewable fuels, poised to reach 36 billion gallons by 2022.

The hearing is an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to voice their opinions on the proposal.

EPA will consider written comments submitted during the public comment period with the same weight as oral comments presented during the public hearing.

WHO: EPA

WHAT: Public hearing on the proposed increase in the supply of renewable fuels as mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. until the last speaker testifies.

WHERE: The Dupont Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-483-6000.

By Metro: Take the red line to the Dupont Circle Metro station and exit toward Q Street. The hotel is a half a block from the station. Enter the hotel at the 19th Street entrance.

Audio of the hearing will be available through a telephone line at:
866-414-4480, pass code: 13765718
This service will be available until 6:00p.m. and can accommodate up to 200 lines.

More information on the proposal and how to submit written comments:
http://epa.gov/otaq/renewablefuels/#regulations