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EPA TO HOLD MEETINGS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE BORDER AREA

Release Date: 10/12/1995
Contact Information: Arnold Robbins, (415) 744-1486

(San Francisco)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced that community meetings will be held in Southern California to get public input for developing "Border XXI", a joint U.S.-Mexico program that will address environmental problems in the border area.  The purpose of the meetings is for U.S. EPA to provide local community members with an overview of the Border XXI program and find out what concerns community members have regarding environmental problems within their communities and along the border.  

     The meetings in Southern California are scheduled as
follows:

Date:          Monday, October 16, 1995

Time:          5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:       Southwest High School                        
                Cafeteria          
                1685 Hollister      
                San Diego, CA
 
Date:          Tuesday, October 17, 1995

Time:          5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:       Calexico Community Center              
                707 Dool Avenue              
                Calexico, CA

     U.S. EPA strongly encourages community participation at these meetings.  Community participation is essential to the development of the Border XXI environmental program.  During the meetings, U.S. EPA representatives will be available to answer questions and respond to comments concerning the Border XXI planning process.  

     If you would like additional information, please call the toll-free information line or contact the San Diego Border Liaison Office directly.

                 Toll-free information:  1-800-334-0741
                 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                 San Diego Border Liaison Office
                 610 West Ash Street, Suite 703
                 San Diego, CA  92101
                 (619) 235-4767

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