Release 02-08      

January 15, 2002


Jerry Martin
Dimitri Stanich

ARB to Hold Residential Waste Burning Workshop in Placerville

-- The California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board will hold a workshop to discuss its plan to address residential waste burning.

January 17, 2002
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Planning Commissioners Meeting Room
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, California

The workshop discussions will cover public health impacts and a proposal to prohibit the outdoor burning of residential waste materials other than natural vegetation, as well as eliminate the use of burn barrels. For more information, including a Fact Sheet and a complete list of dates and locations for workshops around the state, click here.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARBís 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. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy cost, see our website at 

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