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EPA to Discuss Air Quality with Chinese Officials at April 27-28 Meeting in D.C.

Release Date: 04/27/2005
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Contact: John Millett, 202-564-7842 / millett.john@epa.gov

(04/27/05) EPA will host environmental officials from China on April 27 and 28 at a meeting of an EPA-China working group on clean air and energy. The officials will discuss how the EPA can assist China in addressing its air pollution problems.

This is the second meeting of the working group, which was established in December 2003 to promote cooperation between EPA and China's State Environmental Protection Administration on air quality and clean energy programs. They include: programs aimed at improving fuel quality; assistance in understanding and managing urban and regional air quality; market-based emissions trading programs to help reduce pollution from power plants; and energy efficiency labeling similar to EPA's Energy Star program.

During their stay in the United States, the delegation from China also will meet with air staff at EPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., and with Regional office officials in New York City and San Francisco.

Chinese and EPA officials will be available to answer media questions at a public forum at 2 p.m. Thursday following the meeting at the Woodrow Wilson International Center (Reagan Building) 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

For more information on joint environmental efforts between the U.S. and Asian nations, visit: http://www.epa.gov/international/regions/Asia/ .