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Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission for the Northeast United States

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission. This meeting is for the Ozone Transport Commission to deal with appropriate matters within the Ozone Transport Region in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, as provided for under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. This meeting is not subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on June 1, 2000 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.

PLACE:

The meeting will be held at the Harraskeet Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport, Maine 04032; (800) 342-6423.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judith M. Katz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 814-2900.

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FOR DOCUMENTS AND PRESS INQUIRIES CONTACT:

Bruce S. Carhart, Ozone Transport Commission, 444 North Capitol Street N.W., Suite 638, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 508-3840; e-mail: ozone@sso.org; website: http://www.sso.org/​otc

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 contain at Section 184 provisions for the “Control of Interstate Ozone Air Pollution.” Section 184(a) establishes an “Ozone Transport Region” (OTR) comprised of the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Start Printed Page 31312Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, parts of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation of the Environmental Protection Agency convened the first meeting of the commission in New York City on May 7, 1991. The purpose of the Ozone Transport Commission is to deal with ground level ozone formation, transport, and control within the OTR.

The purpose of this notice is to announce that this Commission will meet on June 1, 2000. The meeting will be held at the address noted earlier in this notice.

Section 176A(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 specifies that the meetings of the Ozone Transport Commission are not subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This meeting will be open to the public as space permits.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Agenda: Copies of the final agenda will be available from Lisa Sims of the OTC office (202) 508-3840 (by e-mail: ozone@sso.org or via our website at http://www.sso.org/​otc) on Thursday, May 25, 2000. The purpose of this meeting is to review air quality needs within the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, including reduction of motor vehicle and stationary source air pollution. The OTC is also expected to address issues related to the transport of ozone into its region, including actions by EPA under Sections 110 and 126 of the Clean Air Act, to evaluate the potential for additional emission reductions through new air pollution control measures, and to discuss market-based programs which could aid in the reduction of the pollutants that cause ozone.

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Dated: May 10, 2000.

Bradley M. Campbell,

Regional Administrator, EPA Region III.

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[FR Doc. 00-12386 Filed 5-16-00; 8:45 am]

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