News Releases from Region 3
EPA to Hold Public Hearing on National Standard for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants
Release Date: 05/03/2011
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543, email@example.com
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing in Philadelphia on May 24, 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: Tuesday, May 24
- The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. EDT
- Westin Philadelphia
99 S. 17th Street at Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA. 19103
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.
For more information on the hearings and instructions for submitting written comments see: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/powerplanttoxics/