Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee to hold Feb. 12 public meeting in Chicago

Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6216,

No. 10-OPA010

Chicago (Feb. 3, 2010) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on behalf of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, will hold a meeting in Chicago on Feb. 12 to discuss plans and get recommendations on Asian carp control efforts. The committee will answer questions and listen to comments from the public. A second meeting will be scheduled in the near future elsewhere in the Great Lakes basin.

Who: Senior representatives from

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
  • U.S. Coast Guard;
  • State of Illinois and other Great Lakes states;
  • City of Chicago;
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago;
  • White House Council on Environmental Quality; and
  • Scientific experts


  • 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12


  • Room 331
    Metcalfe Federal Building
    77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill.

The meeting also will be available via live web stream at: Those who cannot attend the meeting in person can submit questions on the Web site.