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U.S. EPA hosts August 6 hearing on standards for large ships in Long Beach

Release Date: 08/04/2009
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute, (213) 244 1815, arcaute.francisco@epa.gov

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2009
Contact: Francisco Arcaute

                              (213) 244-1815, Cell (213) 798-1404
                              arcaute.francisco@epa.gov
U.S. EPA hosts August 6 hearing on standards for large ships in Long Beach

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 6, in Long Beach, Calif., regarding the agency’s proposed rule to set more protective engine and fuel standards for U.S. flagged ships that would harmonize with international standards and lead to cleaner air.

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

WHAT: Public hearing on the proposed rule

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 10 AM.

The hearing will continue until everyone has had a chance to speak.


WHERE: Westin Long Beach, 333 East Ocean Boulevard
      Long Beach, Calif. 90802
Written comments will be accepted on the regulation as well. Comment period will close on September 5. The EPA will consider written comments submitted during the comment period with the same weight as oral comments presented during the public hearing.

For more information on the proposed rule, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/oceanvessels.htm.

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