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EPA AND THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE TO SHOWCASE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS AND KICK-OFF INNOVATIVE AIR QUALITY PROJECT IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA

Release Date: 10/29/2002
Contact Information: Carl Terry, EPA, 404-562-8325 Julie Hill, Mayor's Office, 704-336-2395
EPA Administrator Christie Whitman on Wednesday, October 30, 2002, will be in Charlotte, NC with Mayor Patrick McCrory and other local officials to showcase environmental efforts in the Charlotte area and to "kick-off" the development of a new innovative air quality project. This new project will attempt to fully integrate air quality planning with energy, transportation, land use and economic development in the Charlotte area. When completed, it could provide a blueprint for extending integrated air quality planning into other urban areas around the Nation. This initiative also is an example of putting the Agency's Innovations Strategy into action through actively promoting both partnerships and integration.

WHO: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman, Mayor, Patrick McCrory, EPA Regional Administrator Jimmy Palmer, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Bill Ross, Chairman of Commissioners Parks Helms, and more than 400 locally elected officials from the 11-County Charlotte, NC/Rock Hill, SC Region.

WHAT: EPA, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources and local officials to showcase environmental efforts in the Charlotte area.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2002, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Charlotte Convention Center
                   501 South College Street (downtown