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Public Hearings Scheduled on Clean Air Proposals to Reduce Emissions of Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides and Mercury from Power Plants

Release Date: 02/19/2004
Contact Information:

Contact: John Millett, 202-564-7842 /

02/19/2004 - EPA will hold hearings in Chicago, Ill., Philadelphia, Penn., and Research Triangle Park, N.C. to provide additional opportunity for members of the public to participate in open comment periods on several proposals to achieve deep reductions in emissions of air pollutants from power plants. The hearings, to be held concurrently on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26, will specifically solicit public comment on the proposed Utility Mercury Reductions and Interstate Air Quality Rules. EPA announced both proposed rules in Dec. 2003. The public hearings will be conducted at the following locations:

Where: Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Ill. 60605
          Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza
          17th and Race Streets
          Philadelphia, Pa.19103

          Holiday Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport
          4810 Old Page Road
          Research Triangle Park, N.C.

When: On Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26, each hearing will start at 8 a.m and continue into the evening to accommodate individuals who wish to comment.

Contact: John Millett, 202-564-7842 /

The public comment period for these proposals remains open until March 30. Individuals may also submit comments electronically, by mail, by facsimile or by hand delivery/courier. EPA will consider written comments submitted during the comment periods with the same weight as oral comments presented during the public hearings.

For information on the proposed Utility Mercury Reductions Rule, go to: . For information on the proposed Interstate Air Quality Rule go to: .