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EPA Annnounces Public Hearing on the Proposed Nonroad Diesel Rule

Release Date: 06/06/2003
Contact Information:

Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7824/

(06/06/03) Beginning on June 10, 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold three public hearings on the proposed nonroad diesel announced on April 14, 2003. These new emission standards are for nonroad diesel engines used in construction, agricultural and industrial operations and would achieve a reduction in particulate matter and nitrogen oxide levels of more than 90 percent. This will significantly improve the air quality for Americans nationwide. The meeting will be held in the following locations:

June 10, 2003, New York, NY
Park Central New York
870 Seventh Avenue at 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
phone: (212) 247-8000
fax: (212) 541-8506

June 12, 2003, Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
phone: (847) 696-1234
fax: (847) 698-0139
June 17, 2003, Los Angeles, CA
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles
711 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
phone: (213) 683-1234
fax: (213) 629-3230

Each hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue as long as necessary to accommodate as many speakers as possible. All l interested individuals are invited to attend. Individuals wishing to speak at one of the hearings should contact Carol Connell at (734) 214-4349 or Comments should focus on the 2003 proposal and will be limited to 10 minutes in length.