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For Release: Monday, May 15, 2023

Media Advisory for Tuesday, May 16 - Rochester Community Air Monitoring Meeting

DEC to Hold Rochester Community Meeting on Progress of Statewide Air Monitoring Initiative

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, May 16, to provide an update for Rochester residents. Study areas in Rochester are included as one of 10 communities that are part of DEC's 2022-23 Statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative.

Mobile air monitoring started in September 2022 in Rochester. At the meeting, DEC staff will provide an overview of the initiative and present a preliminary review of the second quarter of air monitoring results specific to the community. The initiative will help DEC identify sources of air pollution and climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions in these communities. DEC will provide results once additional information is compiled.

When: Tuesday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Meeting Link to join meeting via WebEx (leaves DEC website).

Meeting Number: 161-254-2493 Meeting Password: ROC5.16.23

Call in Number to join by phone only: 518-549-0500

Visit the DEC website for more information about the year-long community air monitoring initiative.

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