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EPA Schedules Listening Sessions On Proposed Greenhouse Gas Rules

Grayson_Lynn_COLORBy E. Lynn Grayson

 

EPA has announced five listening sessions to gain public input and feedback into the rulemaking process for new greenhouse gas emissions standards for fossil fuel fired power plants and petroleum refineries. Each session is scheduled to last two hours and will feature a facilitated roundtable discussion among Clean Air Act stakeholders selected for their expertise in this arena.

The five sessions scheduled as well as the subject matter and location of each is noted below.

 

Session 1: Electric Power Industry Representatives
Date: February 4, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session Location: Washington, DC
EPA Ariel Rios East Building
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 1153
Washington, DC 20460

Session 2: Environmental and Environmental Justice Organization Representatives
Date: February 15, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session Location: Atlanta, GA
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta/Augusta Room
Atlanta, GA 30303

Session 3: State and Tribal Representatives
Date: February 17, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Session Location: Chicago, IL
Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Lake Michigan Room
Chicago, IL 60604

Session 4: Coalition Group Representatives
Date: February 23, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Session Location: Washington, DC
EPA East Building
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 1153
Washington, DC 20460

Session 5: Petroleum Refinery Industry Representatives
Date: March 4, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., public comments from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Session Location: Washington, DC
EPA Ariel Rios East Building
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 1153
Washington, DC 20460

Each session will provide an opportunity for limited public comment. Written comments on this initiative need to be submitted by March 18, 2011.

More information is available online at EPA at http://www.epa.gov/airquality/listen.html.