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U.S. EPA to host informational public meeting (Kettleman City)

Release Date: 01/23/2009
Contact Information: Mary Simms (415) 760-5419 (Cell) or,

U.S. EPA to host informational public meeting (Kettleman City)

WHO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a public meeting Wednesday, February 4, in Kettleman City, Calif., to provide an update to the surrounding community regarding the current status of the Chemical Waste Management, Inc. polychlorinated biphenyls permit renewal application. The meeting will be conducted in English, with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.

WHAT: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) permit process update; Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) congener sampling plan overview; Q & A session.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

WHERE: Kettleman City School, 701 General Petroleum, Kettleman City, CA 93239

BACKGROUND: On February 20, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a draft coordinated approval permit that would allow the Chemical Waste Management Kettleman Hills Facility to continue to store and dispose of polychlorinated biphenyl waste.

Members of the media: If you would like to attend the meeting and schedule an interview with an EPA subject matter expert please call the media liaison listed above.

If you are a member of the public interested in receiving further information please contact Luis Garcia-Bakarich (415) 972-3237 or email