Release 01-04
February 9, 2001 
CONTACT: Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990
Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730

 Smog Study Results to be Reported

    SACRAMENTO – California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will hold a three-day conference to report the results of an $8 million Southern California smog study:

February 13-15, 2001 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 East Copley Dr.
Diamond Bar, 91765-4182

    The 1997 Southern California Ozone - NARSTO Study (SCOS97-NARSTO), done during the peak summer pollution season, studied ozone formation and movement in Southern California. Ozone remains one of the most health-damaging pollutants of urban smog.

    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.

    The energy challenge facing California is real.  Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. 

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