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EPA Administrator Marks Fifth Anniversary of Performance Track Program at Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia

Release Date: 05/05/2006
Contact Information: Carl Terry, 404-562-8327, terry.carl@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – May 5, 2006) EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson will visit Lockheed Martin’s facility in Marietta, Georgia to showcase Performance Track’s cumulative environmental benefits and to mark the program’s five-year anniversary while he is in Atlanta for the National Environmental Partnership Summit.

Administrator Johnson will release Performance Track’s latest progress report, which will show the environmental results achieved by Performance Track members since the program’s inception in 2000. EPA’s Performance Track fosters environmental leadership and augments our existing regulatory and enforcement strategies by encouraging facilities and companies to do more than what is legally required. Recently, EPA’s Performance Track was designated a Top-50 Innovation in American Government by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Lockheed Martin Marietta is one of 402 facilities distinguished by EPA as Performance Track members, and is one of 11 Lockheed Martin Performance Track facilities located across the country. This facility manufactures the F/A-22 fighter and the C130J airlift aircraft, and its voluntary commitments have led to substantial reductions in:
Nitrogen oxide emissions, a cause of harmful smog, ground-level ozone and acid rain;
The amount of water it uses to manufacture aircraft; and
The amount of solid waste it generates overall.

Who: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson

What: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson marks fifth anniversary of EPA’s Performance Track program, and releases the program’s latest environmental results.

When: Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 2:00pm

Where: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, 86 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30060

* If you plan to attend, please call Jeff Rhodes at Lockheed Martin for instructions and to gain access to the facility. His phone numbers are: 770-494-3895 or 678-662-3295