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EPA Hearings Seek Public Input on Stronger Proposed Air Quality Standards


EPA will hold five public hearings to receive comment on the agency’s proposed revisions to the national air quality standards for ground level-ozone. In June, EPA proposed to strengthen the standards, recommending a standard within a range of 0.070 to 0.075 parts per million (ppm). The current standard is 0.08 ppm.

The hearings will be held on Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., or until the last registered speaker has spoken. The hearings will take place at the following locations:

AUG. 30, 2007
Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel Philadelphia
Crystal Ballroom
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Telephone: (215) 735-6000

Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
Garden West Room
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, Calif. 90017
Telephone: (213) 688-7777

SEPT. 5, 2007
Atlanta Federal Center
AFC Conference Center
2nd Floor - Conference Room B
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Telephone: (404) 562-9077
Note: People entering the Atlanta Federal Center must have a valid picture ID such as a driver’s license.

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
Governor’s Suite
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60611
Telephone: (312) 943-7200

Houston Marriot West Loop by the Galleria
Emerald Rooms 4 & 5
1750 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Telephone: (713) 960-0111

To speak at the hearings, contact Ms. Tricia Crabtree at one of the following: by email at; by telephone at (919) 541-5688, or by mail at (C504-01) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27711.


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