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EPA TO ANNOUNCE RECORD YEAR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT
Release Date: 1/18/2000
Contact Information: Dave Schmidt, U.S. EPA, (415)744-1578
MEDIA AVAILABILITY TO COVER WESTERN REGION HIGHLIGHTS
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Wednesday, January 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce a record-setting year of environmental enforcement actions nationwide, and highlight major cases in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. EPA's enforcement work covered a broad range of cases, including vernal pool wetlands near Sacramento, MTBE in Santa Monica, tire fires in Arizona, a Northern California coastal oil spill, and sewage spills in Maui.
Top EPA officials will be available to meet reporters at the EPA regional office in San Francisco. Reporters wishing to participate from remote locations can call in and join a simultaneous conference call.
WHO: Laura Yoshii, EPA Deputy Regional Administrator; Nancy Marvel, Director,
EPA Office of Regional Counsel; Lori Dueker, Special-Agent-In-Charge, EPA Office of Criminal Investigations, Region 9.
WHAT: News media availability at EPA's San Francisco office; teleconference.
Top EPA officials to announce record year for environmental law enforcement;
biggest enforcement actions in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii.
WHERE: Regional Administrator's Strategy Room, 18th Floor, 75 Hawthorne Street, San
Francisco (one block east of Moscone Center).
WHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 19
CALL-IN: Phone lines have been reserved for reporters wishing to participate in the teleconference from remote locations. At 10 a.m., reporters should call:
(202) 690-4529, access code 8998#.
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