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EPA To Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particle Pollution

Release Date: 08/13/2010
Contact Information: Enesta Jones jones.enesta@epa.gov 202-564-7873 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold three public hearings on its proposed “transport rule,” which would cut power plant pollution that drifts across the borders of 31 eastern states and the District of Columbia. The proposed rule, along with local and state air pollution controls, is designed to help areas in the eastern United States meet existing national air quality health standards.

Each hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. local time, or later if necessary. The public may pre-register to speak at the hearings at a specific time. People also may register in person on the day of the hearing, but cannot be guaranteed a specific time slot.

The hearing dates and pre-registration deadlines are:

Aug. 19 - Chicago
Wyndham Chicago
633 North St. Clair

Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m., Aug. 17

Aug. 26 - Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust St.
Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m., Aug. 24

Sept. 1 - Atlanta
Renaissance Downtown Atlanta
590 West Peachtree St., NW
Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m., Aug 30

To pre-register to speak at the hearings, please contact Pam Long at long.pam@epa.gov, or 919-541-0641.