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Comments requested for Clean Air Act changes by March 30
The Daily Press
02/18/04


Citizens may comment on proposed changes to the Clean Air Act that the Lake Michigan Federation says would allow more mercury into the Great Lakes.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a two-day public hearing on Feb. 25 and 26, in Chicago at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. The hearing is one of only three across the nation.

Citizens can share their concerns at the hearing about the impacts of mercury on the Great Lakes. To provide oral testimony, citizens must register in advance with the U.S. EPA; contact Jo Ann Allman at Allman.Joann@epamail.epa.gov or 919/541-1815.

Written comments can be submitted through Mar. 30 at www.epa.gov/mercury/comment.htm or be sent by mail to Environmental Protection Agency; EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC); Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, 6102T; 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20460; Attention Docket ID No. OAR-2002-0056. Written and oral comments receive equal consideration. Details on the rule are at www.epa.gov/mercury/.

For more information on Great Lakes air quality and mercury pollution, visit www.lakemichigan.org/air_quality/default.asp.

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