TCEQ, EPA and DOJ to Hold Asarco Public Meeting
(Dallas, Texas – May 7, 2009) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will hold a public meeting on the Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement for the Asarco smelter site in El Paso, Texas, and the zinc refinery site in Amarillo, Texas, filed in the Asarco bankruptcy proceeding. A presentation will be made by TCEQ, EPA, and DOJ, followed by the taking of public comments. The federal agencies at a later date will file a response to all public comments with the Court. Speakers will be limited to five minutes to provide comments. We are particularly interested in hearing from those members of the public that have not previously submitted comments regarding this matter. The meeting will be broadcast through the City of El Paso closed circuit system. Spanish translation will be provided at the meeting.
WHO: Caroline Sweeney and Carlos Rubinstein, TCEQ
Terry Sykes, EPA
Jeffrey Prieto and Cara Mroczek, DOJ
WHERE: City Council Chambers
2 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas
(for directions to City Hall, go to http://www.ci.el-paso.tx.us/directions.asp)
WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2009
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
More information about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6