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EPA To Hold Public Hearing on the Proposed Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Ozone and Fine Particle Pollution

Release Date: 08/24/2010
Contact Information: Enesta Jones,, 202-564-7873 or 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON (August 24, 2010) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold one of its three public hearings on its proposed “transport rule” this week in Philadelphia. The proposed rule would cut power plant pollution that drifts across the borders of 31 eastern states and the District of Columbia. The proposed rule, along with local and state air pollution controls, is designed to help areas in the eastern United States meet national air quality health standards.

The hearing on
August 26 in Philadelphia will be at:
Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust St.
Pre-registration deadline: 5 p.m., Aug. 24

The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. local time, or later if necessary. The public may pre-register to speak at the hearings at a specific time. People also may register in person on the day of the hearing, but cannot be guaranteed a specific time slot.

To pre-register to speak at the hearings, please contact Pam Long at, or 919-541-0641.