requested for Clean Air Act changes by March 30
The Daily Press
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
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
For more information on Great Lakes air quality and mercury
pollution, visit www.lakemichigan.org/air_quality/default.asp.