Release 97-02      

January 15, 1997


Jerry Martin
Richard Varenchik
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

Proposed National Standards for Ozone and Particulates

-- The Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold public forums on the proposed national ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter. The first forum will be held in El Monte on January 16 and the second in Sacramento on January 17. The following are the locations and times:

January 16, 1997

January 17, 1997

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

California Air Resources Board

California Air Resources Board


Board Hearing Room (Lower Level)

9530 Telstar Avenue

2020 L Street

El Monte, California

Sacramento, California

ARB staff will provide a brief overview of the proposed standards and the implications those changes may have on California.

Felicia Marcus, Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Director, Region IX, will make a presentation at the El Monte meeting and Dave Howecamp, EPA Region IX Chief Air Officer, is the representative at the Sacramento forum. Specifically, the USEPA representatives will discuss the scientific studies and processes used to review its health-based air quality standards.

These forums will provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed EPA standards.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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