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EPA Administrator Whitman to Address Brownfields Conference Announce New Partnership Effort

Release Date: 11/12/2002
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Dave Ryan 202-564-7827 or 703-593-1008 (cell) / ryan.dave@epa.gov
Steffanie Bell 202 564-6976/bell.steffanie@epa.gov

(11/12/2002) EPA Administrator Christie Whitman will be in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday to address the “Brownfields 2002– Investing in the Future” Conference and announce a new federal partnership action plan. The program, held in the Charlotte Convention Center, will include more than 75 different technical sessions and workshops, over 40 roundtable discussions, an extensive exhibit hall and presentations of the Phoenix Awards, which were created in 1997 to recognize highly innovative yet practical remediation projects which bring Brownfields sites back to productive use. Since taking office, President Bush has made reclaiming brownfields a key environmental priority, signing new legislation earlier this year to improve Brownfields efforts around the country and requesting in his FY2003 a more than doubling of Brownfields funding to $200 million.
      EPA Administrator Whitman Charlotte, NC Schedule
      Wednesday, November 13, 2002

      2:45 p.m. ADDRESS Brownfields Conference
      Charlotte Convention Center
      Hall C
      501 S. College Street
      Charlotte, NC
      5:00 p.m. TOUR Brownfield Site at Camden Village
      Design Center
      MECA Properties
      1800 Camden Rd. # 109
      Charlotte, NC
(Near intersection of S. Tryon Ave. and West Blvd.)

Media are welcome to attend. There will be a press room available. For further information regarding the 2002 Conference see the Conference website at: www.brownfields2002.org