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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to hold public hearing on proposed locomotive and marine diesel rule

Release Date: 05/08/2007
Contact Information: William Omohundro, 312-353-8254, omohundro.william@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 07-OPA072

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to hold public hearing on proposed locomotive and marine diesel rule

WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing to take comments on its proposed rule to make exhaust emission standards more stringent for locomotives and marine diesel engines. The proposal would significantly reduce harmful emissions of diesel particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions from these engines. The proposal is part of EPA's ongoing National Clean Diesel Campaign to reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines of all types.

WHO: Margo Oge, hearing officer and director of EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, and Cheryl Newton, deputy director of EPA Region 5's Air and Radiation Division.

WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. The hearing will continue until everyone has had a chance to speak.

WHERE: Sheraton Gateway Suites Chicago O'Hare, 6501 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Ill.

Persons wanting to comment at the hearing are asked to notify John Mueller, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, at 734-214-4275, or by e-mail at mueller.john@epa.gov. More information on the proposed regulation is at http://www.epa.gov/nonroad-diesel/.

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