News Releases from Region 4
EPA to Hold Public Hearing in Atlanta on National Standard for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants
Release Date: 05/03/2011
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, email@example.com
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on May 26, 2011 on the proposed mercury and air toxics standards. The new power plant mercury and air toxics standards would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control technologies to cut harmful emissions of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases, while preventing as many as 17,000 premature deaths and 11,000 heart attacks a year.
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed mercury and air toxics standards
WHEN: May 26, 2011
- The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. EDT
- Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth St. SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30303-8960
The public may register to speak at a specific time at a hearing by contacting Pamela Garrett at 919-541-7966 or firstname.lastname@example.org or registering in person on the day of a hearing. EPA also will accept written comments on the proposed standards until July 5, 2011. EPA will finalize the rule by November 2011.
More information on the hearings and instructions for submitting written comments: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/powerplanttoxics/