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PUBLIC MEETING: EPA STRATEGY ON PRIORITY TOXIC CHEMICALS
- Subject: PUBLIC MEETING: EPA STRATEGY ON PRIORITY TOXIC CHEMICALS
- From: "Pranas Pranckevicius" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 16:23:15 -0600
- List-Name: GLIN-Announce
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD IN CHICAGO ON EPA STRATEGY ON PRIORITY TOXIC
The EPA will be holding a public meeting to obtain public comment on two
initiatives addressing persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals in
The first initiative the Agency is seeking comment on is the draft
documents developed as part of the Agency’s PBT strategy. The two draft
documents are “A Multimedia Strategy for Priority Persistent,
and Toxic (PBT) Pollutants” and the “EPA Action Plan for Mercury”.
The second initiative the Agency is seeking comment on is the proposed rule
PBT chemicals and lower the threshold for these chemicals currently on the
Release Inventory (TRI) list. The proposed rule
will lead to greater reporting of environmental releases of a number of
PBT chemicals including dioxin and mercury and further expand the public’s
Tuesday, February 23, 1999
9 a.m - noon - session for the PBT pollutant strategy
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - session for the TRI proposed rulemaking
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Those wishing to speak at the meeting should pre-register; pre-registration
is not required if attending only to listen.
To pre-register contact the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
Hotline, toll free at 1-800-535-0202.
For more information
on the PBT Strategy
contact Sam Sassnet, 202-260-8020
on the proposed TRI rulemaking
contact Daniel Bushman, 202-260-3882