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Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

April 12, 2000

DEC schedules pollution-prevention workshops

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has scheduled four free pollution- prevention workshops across the state for the metal finishing industry.

These workshops are designed to provide compliance guidance and technical assistance to metal finishers. The workshops, supported by a grant received from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, are open to industry representatives, consultants, municipal employees or anyone who would like to benefit from this training.

Workshop participants will receive information on environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and environmental self-assessment for metal finishers.

The half-day workshops will be held at the following locations:

• Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Queens County.

• Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at SUNY Stony Brook, 40 Loop Road, Stony Brook, Suffolk County.

• Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at SUNY New Paltz Student Union, New Paltz, Ulster County.

• Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County.

All sessions will run from 8 a.m. to noon with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Interested individuals and groups are asked to pre-register by contacting Dottie O'Hare of DEC's Pollution Prevention Unit at (518) 457-2553 or fax (518) 457-2570. You also can register on their web site: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu.