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Release Date: 5/13/1996
Contact Information: Dave Schmidt, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1578 Steve Goldbeck, BCDC, (415) 557-8786 Homer Perkins, U.S. Army COE, (415) 744-3276 Jim Sutton, SWQCB, (916) 657-2190 Michael Carlin, SFRWQCB, (510) 286-1325

WHY:  To announce release of the Long Term Management Strategy Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report on three options for dredged material disposal in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next 50 years.  More than 60 organizations, including goverment, fishing and navigation interests, environmental groups, and the general public, helped create the plan.  The public will be invited to comment on the draft document.  After the news conference, news media are invited to tour the dredge boat Essayons.

WHEN:  10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 1996 (News Conference)

       11:30 a.m.: News media tour of dredge boat Essayons

WHERE:  Room 3100, Ferry Building, Embarcadero, San Francisco
        (Commission Room, Port of San Francisco)

WHO:  Long Term Management Strategy Executive Committee:  
      Brig. Gen. Bruce K. Scott, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      Felicia Marcus, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA
      Marc Del Piero, State Dredging Coordinator, SWRCB
      Craig Johns, Chairman, SFBRWQCB
      Robert Tufts, Chairman, BCDC

BOAT TOUR:  At 11:30 a.m., a launch will depart the Ferry Building's Pier 1/2 to take news media to the Corps of Engineers dredge boat Essayons, which will be dredging near Alcatraz.  The tour will take about one hour, with an optional additional hour for any who wish to stay on board for the dredge's voyage to Richmond Harbor, and return.

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