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EPA Hearings Seek Public Comment on Proposed Particulate Matter Standards

Release Date: 03/06/2006
Contact Information: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 /

(3/6/06) EPA will hold three one-day hearings to gather public comment on two proposed rules – "National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter" and "Revisions to Ambient Air Monitoring Regulations." These proposals were published in the Federal Register on Jan. 17, 2006 (71 FR 2620 and 71 FR 2710). The hearings will be held concurrently in Chicago; Philadelphia; and San Francisco, on March 8, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time) at the following locations:

Hyatt Regency
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60601

Holiday Inn Historic District
400 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19106

Courtyard Marriott San Francisco Downtown
299 Second Street
San Francisco, Calif. 94105

If you would like to present oral testimony at the hearings, notify Ms. Tricia Crabtree (, (C504-01) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27711, (919) 541-5688.

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