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BAY AREA ATTAINS OZONE STANDARD: A MILESTONE FOR CLEANER AIR

Release Date: 4/19/1995
Contact Information: Dave Schmidt, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1578 Terry Lee, BAAQMD, (415) 749-4900 Cathryn Hilliard, ABAG, (510) 464-7914 Lysa Hale, MTC, (510) 464-7785

Who:         U.S. Environmental
             Protection Agency
             Bay Area Air Quality
             Management District
            Metropolitan

             Transportation
             Commission Association
             of Bay Area
             Governments California
             Air Resources Board

What:       News conference,
         signing of document
         certifying that the
         San Francisco Bay Area has
         met the federal clean air
        standard for smog-forming

         ozone

Where:      Bay Area Air Quality
            Management District
           939 Ellis St.
           San Francisco, CA 94109
           Seventh Floor

            Board Room

When:        Monday, April 24,
             10:00 a.m.; media
          availability to follow
          news conference

Why:         The signing will
          certify that the Bay Area
          has become the largest
          metropolitan area in the
          U.S. to attain the
          national health standard
          for ozone, a remarkable
          achievement for an area
          with over six million
          people.  The Bay Area
          went from 65 days of
          unhealthy air in 1969 to
          just two bad air days in
          1994.

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