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U.S. EPA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR BAY AREA EMISSIONS

Release Date: 12/7/2001
Contact Information: Lisa Fasano, U.S. EPA,(415) 947-4307

     SAN FRANCISCO - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces the start of the 30-day public comment period for the Bay Area's 2001 motor vehicle emissions budget. The EPA received the budget from the Californian Air Resources Board on Nov. 30.  After the close of the public comment period, Jan. 7, the EPA will respond to comments and make a final approval decision.

     The 2001 Bay Area vehicle emissions budgets portion can be viewed at: www.epa.gov/otaq/transp/conform/adequacy.htm .  Comments can be sent to Celia Bloomfield, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 75 Hawthorne, AIR-2, San Francisco, CA 94105, or by email to: bloomfield.celia@epa.gov.

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