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November 13, 2007

Notice of Public Hearing with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency): Refinery Risks

Petroleum Refinery Risk and Technology Review Public Hearing Procedures
Houston Texas - Tuesday, November 27, 2007

  • The hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at the Hartman Park Community Center, 9311 Avenue P, Houston, Texas 77012.
  • The public hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 9 p.m. or later, if needed.
  • Please contact Ms. Debra Lee by 5 p.m. EST November 21, 2007 by e-mail lee.debra@epa.gov or telephone (919-541-0860) to pre-register to speak, or if you need specific audiovisual equipment or translation services (for non-English speaking commenters).
  • If you have pre-registered to speak, please sign-in at the registration table. We have tried to accommodate your requests for specific time slots. We ask for your patience as we proceed through the list. We may need to make some minor adjustments as the day progresses.
  • If you would like to testify but did not pre-register, please sign up at the registration table. We will make every effort to work you in as soon as possible.
  • The Hearing Officer will call the scheduled speakers to the microphone in pairs. Please remain at the microphone until both speakers in a pair have finished.
  • You will have a maximum of 5 minutes to present your testimony. A timekeeping system consisting of green, yellow, and red lights will be used. When you begin speaking, the green light will come on. Please state your name and your affiliation. It will help our court reporter if you also spell your name. The yellow light will signal that you will have 2 minutes left to speak. You will be asked to stop speaking when the red light comes on. After you finish your testimony, a panel member may ask clarifying questions.
  • A lunch break will be taken between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • A dinner break will be taken between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • The public hearing will be transcribed and each speaker's oral testimony will become part of the official record.
  • Please be sure to give a copy of any written comments to the staff at the registration table.
  • To read a fact sheet about the proposed amendments and to read the amendments go to: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/petrefine/petrefpg.html
  • Please let us know if we can assist you in any way, envcomments@cityofhouston.net