Release 96-31      

December 10, 1996
  CONTACT:  Daven Oswalt
Allan Hirsch / Jerry Martin /
Richard Varenchik
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

Ozone and PM10 Standards

-- The Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public meeting to consider the proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ozone and particulate matter standards on Thursday, December 12, 1996 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Lower Level Meeting Room at ARB headquarters:

2020 L Street
Sacramento, California 95814

ARB staff's presentation to the Board will include a discussion on the basis for changes to the current standards, a preliminary assessment of the impacts on California and an overview of the process for addressing implementation issues.

California corporations, business leaders, environmental organizations and concerned citizens are expected to testify.

DIRECTIONS: ARB headquarters is in downtown Sacramento, six blocks east of the State Capitol. From I-80 east or west, take the 15th or 16th Street exits. Head east on X Street to 21st Street. Turn left (north) and proceed to L Street. Turn left again; the ARB building occupies the entire block between 20th and 21st Streets (Thomas Bros. Guide - pg. 297, E-5).

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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