Hearings Set on Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Ozone
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold three public hearings on its proposed transport rule, which 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 existing national air quality health standards.
The hearings will be held from 9 a.m. to 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.
The hearing dates and pre-registration deadlines are:
- Aug. 19 – Wyndham Chicago, 633 North St. Clair, pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Aug. 17.
- Aug. 26 – Philadelphia, Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel, 1701 Locust St., pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m.on Aug. 24.
- Sept. 1 – Atlanta, Renaissance Downtown Atlanta, 590 West Peachtree St., NW; pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Aug 30.
To pre-register to speak at the hearings, contact Pam Long at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 919.541.0641.