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Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission for the Northeast United States

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2001 Winter 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 March 6, 2001 starting at 9 a.m. (est).

ADDRESSES:

The Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21201; (410) 539-6914.

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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.

For Documents and Press Inquiries Contact: Allison R. M. Mitchell, Ozone Transport Commission, 444 North Capitol Street NW., 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 Hampshire, 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 Start Printed Page 11168City 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 March 6, 2001. 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 Allison R. M. Mitchell of the OTC office (202) 508-3840 (by e-mail: ozone@sso.org or via our website at http://www.sso.org/​otc) on Tuesday, February 27, 2001. 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 of the Clean Air Act, and to discuss potential regional emission control measures.

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Dated: February 14, 2001.

Thomas C. Voltaggio,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region III.

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[FR Doc. 01-4400 Filed 2-21-01; 8:45 am]

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