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Ten Federal Agencies to Meet on Import Safety

Release Date: 10/20/2010
Contact Information: EPA Press Office press@epa.gov 202-564-6794

WASHINGTON—On October 21, 2010, agency heads and other senior leaders from 10 federal agencies will meet to focus on an important area for America: protecting the public and the environment from unsafe imports.

WHAT: Media Availability

WHO: Arthur Herbert, Assistant Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

        Cindy Smith, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

        Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission

        Alan Bersin, Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection

        Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

        Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
          Bryce Quick, Deputy Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service

          James Dinkins, Executive Associate Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
          David Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
            John Oliver, Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service

      WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT

      WHERE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
      Salon D
      45020 Aviation Drive
      Dulles, Va. 20166