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MTBE BLUE-RIBBON PANEL PRESENTS FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Release Date: 07/26/99
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FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, JULY 26, 1999


MTBE BLUE-RIBBON PANEL PRESENTS
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS


On Tuesday, July 27, 1999, members of the blue-ribbon panel on MTBE in gasoline, chaired by Dr. Daniel Greenbaum of the Health Effects Institute of Cambridge, MA, will make their final recommendations public and participate in a press availability.

Last November, Administrator Browner established the panel, composed of leading experts from the public health and scientific communities, automotive fuels industry, water utilities and local and State government to review concerns that have been raised about MTBE and contamination of water sources. Additional information regarding the meeting and the oxygenate panel is available at: http://www.epa.gov/oms/consumer/fuels/oxypanel/blueribb.htm


WHAT: MTBE blue-ribbon panel final recommendations to EPA

WHO: Daniel Greenbaum, President, Health Effects Institute (HEI), and other members of the blue-ribbon panel

WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 1999
Noon
    Note: Between 10:45 a.m. and 12:00 the Panel will present its findings to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee at a public meeting.
                At noon, Dr. Greenbaum and other members of the panel will be available to talk to the press.

    WHERE: Washington Marriott Hotel (Salon “D”)
    1221 22nd Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C.


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