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NEWS RELEASE
February 5, 2010

Public Meeting On Asian Carp Control Efforts Feb. 17 In Ypsilanti, Mich.

CHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2010) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, will hold public a meeting in Ypsilanti, Mich., on Feb. 17 to discuss plans and get recommendations on Asian carp control efforts. The Committee will answer questions and listen to comments from the public. The meeting is being hosted by the International Joint Commission. This will be the second public meeting in the Great Lakes region.

Who:
Senior representatives from
International Joint Commission;
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
U.S. Coast Guard;
Great Lakes states, provinces, municipalities and tribes (invited);
White House Council on Environmental Quality; and
Scientific experts
When:
3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17
Where:
Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The meeting also will be available via live web stream at: http://epa.gov/greatlakes/live Those who cannot attend the meeting in person can submit questions on the Web site.

When available, the framework and a transcript of the meeting will be posted on www.asiancarp.org/regionalcoordination. Comments on the framework may also be submitted online at the above Web site.

Contact

Ottawa Bernard Beckhoff (613) 947-1420
Washington Frank Bevacqua (202) 736-9024

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