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TUESDAY: EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Visits San Diego to Announce Funding for Wastewater, Recycling, and Environmental Health along U.S.– Mexico border

Release Date: 10/06/2014
Contact Information: Suzanne Skadowski, 415-972-3165,

SAN DIEGO — On Tuesday, October 7, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce several million dollars in grant funding for environmental improvement projects to reduce water pollution, recycle e-waste and improve environmental health in the U.S.–Mexico border region. The EPA funds are awarded in partnership with the North American Development Bank and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission to advance commitments in the U.S.–Mexico environmental collaboration known as the Border 2020 Program. During her visit in San Diego, Administrator McCarthy will also present EPA SmartWay Awards at the American Trucking Association’s Annual Management Conference.

WHO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld

WHEN: Tuesday, October 7

Please note, the times below are subject to change.

8:00 a.m. Media Availability

San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, 92101

Administrator McCarthy will present EPA SmartWay awards to freight carriers at the American Trucking Association’s Annual Management Conference.

*Media please also RSVP to Sean McNally, 703-371-4053,

11:00 a.m. Media Availability and Photo-Op

Border Field State Park, 1500 Monument Rd, San Diego, 92154

Administrator McCarthy will meet with border stakeholders and Mexican partners working on bi-national border program and announce several million dollars of new EPA funding for border environmental projects.

*Media please arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.

RSVP REQUIRED: Credentialed press who would like to attend the events should e-mail to RSVP with your name, media affiliation, and contact information.

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