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MEDIA ADVISORY: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Seek Public Input on New Fuel Economy Labels

Release Date: 10/12/2010
Contact Information: Lucie Audette, 734-214-4850

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 10-OPA122

(CHICAGO – Oct. 12, 2010) Agencies are seeking public comment on label design options and related issues. The goal of the new fuel economy labels is to provide consumers with simple, straightforward energy and environmental comparisons across all types of vehicles, including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and conventional gasoline-powered vehicles.

Time: Noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 14
Place: Wyndam Hotel, 633 N. St. Clair St., Chicago

View proposed rule and labels at http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/

To sign up to testify at the hearing, contact Lucie Audette, 734-214-4850 or audette.lucie@epa.gov.

Some phone lines will be available for those who wish to listen to the hearings but are unable to attend in person. Testimony cannot be taken over the phone. The call-in toll- free number is 1-866-299-3188. At the prompt, enter conference code 7342144423 followed by the # sign.
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