State Rep. Connie Bernardy announced Thursday that she "would like to invite all who are interested to attend an informational session with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 30 at the Fridley Community Center."
Here is the rest of her announcement:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will sponsor two informational sessions to discuss the formation of a Community Advisory Group to advise environmental regulators on the Fridley-area cleanup sites. At the sessions, EPA staff will provide information on how to form a Community Advisory Group and choose its members. Community Advisory Group membership is voluntary, and participants should be willing to serve two-year terms. Community Advisory Groups meet regularly to review site information and relay community views and concerns to the EPA. All Community Advisory Group meetings are open to the public.
The EPA decided to form a Community Advisory Group after concerns about Fridley’s Superfund cleanup site grew last year. Rep. Bernardy requested that a group be formed so that residents in our community have access to information and have a voice in addressing this important environmental issue in our community.
“I know that people in our community are interested in learning more about this issue,” said Rep. Bernardy. “This is a great opportunity to bring people together in our community to form a Community Advisory Group.”
Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fridley Community Center, 6085 Seventh Street N.E. If you have any questions or need special accomodations at this event, please call Nefertiti DiCosmo, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, toll free at 1-800-621-8431, Ext. 66148 or at email@example.com.
Additional information about the Fridley Superfund sites can be found online at www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/fridley/index.html.
Throughout the legislative session, Rep. Bernardy encourages all constituents to contact her directly with any ideas, concerns, or ways she can help residents on state issues. Rep. Bernardy can be reached by phone at (651) 296-5510 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.