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EPA Hosts Online Town Hall Meeting

Release Date: 02/22/2010
Contact Information: Latisha Petteway, petteway.latisha@epa.gov, 202-564-3191, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a live online town hall meeting on February 23, 2010, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, along with other EPA officials, will answer questions on how to reduce your carbon footprint. EPA will also engage viewers in the ongoing environmental justice discussion of the 2008 Definition of Solid Waste rule.

EPA is interested in hearing what citizens are doing to fight climate change and how the agency can help encourage this effort.

In January, EPA began requesting public input on a draft plan for assessing the potential impacts of hazardous waste recycling rule on low-income, minority and tribal populations. EPA will hold a series of public roundtables on this topic in January and February. The online town hall meeting offers another opportunity for the public to share their thoughts on the draft plan.

There are two ways to attend and/or participate in the town hall meeting:

      Watch Online
      Interested parties may access the live video stream of the meeting at www.epa.gov/oswer/videotownhall.htm. Participants are encouraged to submit questions and comments townhallquestions@epa.gov before or during the meeting. The organizers of the event will select a representative sample of questions submitted and answer as many as possible.

      Phone In
      Participants may also listen to the meeting toll free by calling 1-877-220-5073, conference code 51715371. Those attending by phone will have an opportunity to ask questions towards the end of the meeting. We will answer as many questions as possible.

More information on the video town hall meeting: http://www.epa.gov/oswer/videotownhall.htm