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EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Public Informational Meeting in Binghamton, NY Register NOW EPA Time Line

Registration: EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Public Informational Meeting

September 13 & 15

Broome County Forum Theater, Binghamton, NY

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected a new venue and dates for the public meeting on EPA's upcoming hydraulic fracturing study originally scheduled for August 12, 2010. The meeting will now be held at the Broome County Forum Theater in Binghamton, New York, on September 13th and 15th, 2010.
EPA will hold four identical sessions:
Dates: Monday, September 13, 2010 and Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Location: Broome County Forum Theater, 236 Washington St., Binghamton

•12:00pm - 4:00pm (pre-registration begins at 10:30am)
•6:00pm - 10:00pm (pre-registration begins at 4:30pm)

All individuals who pre-registered for the August 12 meetings will retain their registration for the September 13 and 15 meetings. Because the timing of the sessions has changed from a one-day event to a two-day event and EPA has added another meeting session, EPA needs pre-registered individuals to specify the session they would like to attend.
If you registered as an attendee for the August 12 session, please enter your information in the space provided below, and select the session you would like to attend. If you are registering for the first time, please follow the same procedure. Please note that a limited number of speaking slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may only speak at ONE session. If you would like attend multiple sessions, please register for one session at a time.

EPA is expecting room-capacity crowds. Pre-registering helps EPA plan the meeting logistics and increases the likelihood that individuals will be able to attend their preferred sessions. Online and telephone registration (1-866-477-3635) will remain open through 5:00 pm, September 10, 2010. Those who are not pre-registered may still register to attend or provide verbal comment on the day of the meeting, time permitting.
Written comments can be sent to, or to Jill Dean, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Mail Code 4606M, Washington, DC 20460.
For additional questions or comments, please email or call 1-866-477-3635. Meeting information may be found on the EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study website at

Credentialed members of the media are encouraged to RSVP to by 5;00 pm, September 10, 2010. There will be a separate media registration table at the venue.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the creation of the “Eyes on Drilling” tipline for citizens to report non-emergency suspicious activity related to oil and natural gas development.

The agency is asking citizens to call 1-877-919-4EPA (toll free) if they observe what appears to be illegal disposal of wastes or other suspicious activity. Anyone may also send reports by email to Citizens may provide tips anonymously if they don’t want to identify themselves.

In the event of an emergency, such as a spill or release of hazardous material, including oil, to the environment, citizens are advised to call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.

Instructions for the tipline can be found at:

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