TXIPL in Fort Worth August 13th: Preparing for the EPA Hearing on Cement Kiln Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Friday, August 3rd that it will hold one public hearing to collect input on its proposed two-year delay of implenting new cement kiln emissions rules. That hearing will be in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday, August 16, 2012. Details and links to more information about the proposed regulations and the public hearing are below.

On Monday, August 13th, Fort Worth Interfaith Power & Light will devote part of its regular meeting to preparing people of faith to speak at the hearing. Bee Moorhead, Executive Director of Texas Impact and Amanda Yaira Robinson, Coordinator of Texas Interfaith Power & Light, will offer messaging training for people of faith, beginning at 7:00 p.m.All are welcome to attend--and please bring a vegetarian dish to share for our regular potluck.

Monday, August 13th, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church
4201 Trail Lake Dr
Fort Worth TX 76109
 
About the Public Hearing
The EPA's public hearing will be held at the Arlington Municipal Building in the City Council Chambers located at 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, Texas 76010.
 
The hearing will convene at 9:00 a.m. and will continue until 7:00 p.m. A lunch break is scheduled from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. The EPA’s Web site for the rulemaking, which includes the proposal and information about the hearing, can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/pcem/pcempg.html.
 
Sign Up to Speak at the Hearing
To present oral testimony at the public hearing, please contact Pamela Garrett by email: garrett.pamela@epa.gov. The last day to sign up in advance will be Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
 
In your email, please provide the following information: The time you wish to speak (morning or afternoon), name, affiliation, address, email address and telephone and fax numbers. Time slot preferences will be given in the order requests are received. Additionally, requests to speak will be taken the day of the hearing at the hearing registration desk, although preferences on speaking times may not be able to be fulfilled.