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EPA Administrator to Award Conservation Group for Promoting Environmental Practices at 100 Shooting Ranges Nationwide

Release Date: 01/16/2003
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency C Region 2
New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
290 Broadway - New York, New York 10007-1866

www.epa.gov/region2
Nina Habib Spencer (212) 637-3670
Steffanie Bell (202) 564-6976


(01/16/03) On Friday, January 17, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman will recognize the Izaak Walton League of America for agreeing to promote EPA-recommended best management practices for lead at over 100 of its outdoor shooting ranges nationwide. Administrator Whitman, the League and representatives from the shooting range industry will sign a Memorandum of Understanding highlighting the League’s voluntary efforts to reduce the amount of lead from lead shot and bullets entering the environment.

WHAT: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman to sign agreement with Izaak Walton League of America and National Association of Shooting Ranges promoting best management practices for lead at over 100 shooting ranges. Administrator will also present a plaque to the League for its efforts.

WHEN: Friday, January 17, 2003
9:45 AM

WHERE: Izaak Walton League, Arlington-Fairfax Chapter
14708 Mount Olive Rd.
Centreville, VA 20121 (Directions Below)
On-Site Phone #

ATTENDEES: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman, EPA Regional Administrator Jane M. Kenny; Executive Director of Izaak Walton League Paul Hansen; Executive Director of National Association of Shooting Ranges Rick Patterson

DIRECTIONS: From D.C. Area:

• Take the George Washington Parkway West to I-495 South
• Take the I-66 West exit towards Front Royal/Manassas
• Take the Rt. 28 exit (#53) towards Centerville
• Turn right on Old Mill Rd. - go to stop sign, proceed straight through.
• Turn left on Mt. Olive Rd. - Mt Olive veers off to the left from Old Mill. Chapter entrance is about mile on the right. A gated entrance will be open when you get there.