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EPA Hearings Seek Public Input on Stronger Proposed Air Quality Standards

Release Date: 08/16/2007
Contact Information: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov; Contacto en español: Lina Younes, (202) 564-4355 / younes.lina@epa.gov

(8/16/07) EPA will hold five public hearings to receive comment on the agency's proposed revisions to the national air quality standards for ground level-ozone. In June, EPA proposed to strengthen the standards, recommending a standard within a range of 0.070 to 0.075 parts per million (ppm). The current standard is 0.08 ppm.

The hearings will be held on Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., or until the last registered speaker has spoken. The hearings will take place at the following locations:

AUG. 30, 2007
PHILADELPHIA
Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
Crystal Ballroom
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Telephone: (215) 735-6000

LOS ANGELES
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
Garden West Room
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, Calif. 90017
Telephone: (213) 688-7777

SEPT. 5, 2007
ATLANTA
Atlanta Federal Center
AFC Conference Center
2nd Floor - Conference Room B
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Telephone: (404) 562-9077
Note: People entering the Atlanta Federal Center must have a valid picture ID such as a driver's license.

CHICAGO
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
Governor's Suite
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60611
Telephone: (312) 943-7200

HOUSTON
Houston Marriot West Loop by the Galleria
Emerald Rooms 4 & 5
1750 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Telephone: (713) 960-0111

To speak at the hearings, contact Ms. Tricia Crabtree at one of the following: by email at
crabtree.tricia@epa.gov; by telephone at (919) 541-5688, or by mail at (C504-01) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27711.

More information on the proposals: epa.gov/groundlevelozone/

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