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EPA Administrator Whitman; Customs Commissioner Bonner to Announce Plans for Efficient Sharing of Imports Information; Includes Homeland Security Goals

Release Date: 01/14/2003
Contact Information:

Contacts: 212-637-3670 /202-564-7873 / 202-927-2228

(01/14/03) EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which clarifies existing guidelines for the transmittal to EPA of confidential information on imported toxic chemicals, pesticides and other products regulated by EPA for use within the United States.

WHEN: 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003

WHERE: Port Newark, East Coast C.E.S., Inc.,
1130 Polaris St., Elizabeth, N.J.

Note: press credentials required

DIRECTIONS: from N.J. Turnpike - exit 13A, follow directions below
from Interstate 78 - exit on routes 1 & 9 South, then follow directions
Directions after exiting from NJ Turnpike or Routes 1 & 9 -
follow signs for Elizabeth Seaport/North Avenue East
at third traffic light, turn left onto Polaris Street follow road to first guard house, proceed to
parking in rear

PARKING available at facility.

Reporters and assignment desks can obtain assistance at
917-370-2463 (cell -Ms. Habib EPA) 917-887-9827 (cell-Ms. Rappaport Forman CUSTOMS)

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