Port of Los Angeles:
Contacts: Rachel Campbell, Port of Los Angeles, 310-732-3498 Art Wong, Port of Long Beach, 562-590-4123 What: The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, have developed the most comprehensive plan in U.S. seaport history to reduce air pollution and associated health risks generated from port-related operations (ships, trucks, trains, terminal equipment and harbor craft). The San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan will be released Wednesday, June 28, for public review and comment. The plan proposes hundreds of millions of dollars in investments by the ports, the state, air quality regulatory agencies and the port-related industry to cut air pollution and dramatically reduce health risks over the next five years. The San Pedro Bay Ports are the two busiest and most economically critical container ports in the nation - a gateway for more than 40 percent of the nation's containerized cargo. Participants: -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill -- L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn -- Long Beach Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal -- Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission President S. David Freeman -- Port of Long Beach Long Beach Harbor Commission President James C. Hankla -- South Coast Air Quality Management District Chairman Dr. William A. Burke -- California Air Resources Board Deputy Executive Director Mike Scheible -- U.S. EPA Deputy Director Matt Haber When/Where: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Port of LA, Fire Station 112, 444 S. Harbor Blvd. (Harbor Blvd. & 5th St.), San Pedro.