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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA, NHTSA Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

Contact Information: 
Niloufar Nazmi (Nazmi.Niloufar@epa.gov)

(Long Beach) --- On Tuesday, August 18th, EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)will hold a national public hearing in Long Beach, California, to receive comments on their joint proposed rules, ''Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2,'' and also for NHTSA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement on those rules.

The upcoming public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposal, which is available online.

Christopher Grundler, director of EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, will attend the hearing, along with other officials from EPA and NHTSA. Grundler will have one media availability during the event.

WHAT: National Public Hearing on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2

WHEN: The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. It will conclude when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so.

WHERE: Westin Hotel, Long Beach, 333 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California.

CALL-IN: A call-in line will be available starting at 8:45 a.m. Central Time. Toll-free: 877-396-8104 or 720-362-6938, participant code 29834687#. This is a listening line only.

EPA may ask clarifying questions during the oral presentations but will not respond to the presentations at that time. Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. Written comments must be received by the last day of the comment period, Sept. 17, 2015.

A complete set of documents related to the proposal will be available for public inspection through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0827. Documents can also be viewed at the EPA Docket Center, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 3334, Washington, D.C., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

Visit the Agency's website to learn more about the Proposed Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles.

RSVP: Credentialed press who would like to attend and/or request additional details should e-mail Nazmi.Niloufar@epa.gov. Please include your name, media affiliation, and contact information in your request.