Release 06-26      

October 10, 2006


Jerry Martin
Gennet Paauwe
(916) 322-2990

Statewide Attainment Strategy Symposium

-- The Air Resources Board (ARB) is hosting a one-day public symposium on the development of the State Implementation Plans as follows:

October 12, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

California Environmental Protection Agency
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 "I" Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

The ARB and local air pollution control districts are developing plans for California to meet new federal air quality standards for ozone and airborne fine particles (PM2.5). The symposium will allow the public to participate and to comment on the options to further reduce emissions and attain the federal 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 standards. Each session will conclude with a question and answer period.

The ARB invites the public and the media to attend in person or via webcast by clicking on:

Webcast participants can send questions to ARB staff during the symposium by emailing the questions to

For more information about the Statewide Attainment Strategy Symposium, please visit A preliminary agenda is available at /planning/sip/2006sym/2006sym.htm.

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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