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Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee to hold Feb. 12 public meeting in Chicago

Release Date: 02/03/2010
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 10-OPA010

(Chicago - Feb. 3, 2010) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, will hold a meeting in Chicago on Feb. 12 to discuss plans and get recommendations on Asian carp control efforts. The committee will answer questions and listen to comments from the public. A second meeting will be scheduled in the near future elsewhere in the Great Lakes basin.

Who: Senior representatives from
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
U.S. Coast Guard;
State of Illinois and other Great Lakes states;
City of Chicago;
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago;
White House Council on Environmental Quality; and
Scientific experts

When: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12

Where: Room 331
Metcalfe Federal Building
77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.

The meeting also will be available via live web stream at: http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/live.
Those who cannot attend the meeting in person can submit questions on the Web site.

When available, the framework and a transcript of the meeting will be posted on http://www.asiancarp.org/regionalcoordination. Comments on the framework may also be submitted online at the above Web site.

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