Midlothian Air Quality Petition Site
ATSDR Extends Public Comment Period for Midlothian, Texas Health Consultation
ATLANTA— The public comment period for the recently released Midlothian Public Health Assessment has been extended to June 29, 2012.
Comments on the document must be made in writing and those received during the public comment period will appear in the final version of the health consultation. Comments (without the names of persons who submitted them) and ATSDR’s responses to these comments will appear in an appendix to the final health consultation. Names of those who submit comments will be subject to release in answer to requests made under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to:
ATSDR Records Center
Attn: Rolanda Morrison
Re: Midlothian Area Air Quality – PHC #1
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
For more information about ATSDR’s work in Midlothian, TX visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/midlothian/ or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.
ATSDR is releasing the first draft Public Health Consultation for the Midlothian Area Air Quality petition. ATSDR will be meeting with the community on May 24th, 2012 at the Midlothian Conference Center from 7:00-8:30p to provide an overview of the draft health consultation and answer questions. Prior to the meeting, ATSDR staff will be available from 3:30-5:00p to talk with individuals who are interested.
How to Comment:
ATSDR will accept public comments on this health consultation until June 22, 2012. Comments on the document must be made in writing and those received during the public comment period will appear in the final version of the health consultation. Comments (without the names of persons who submitted them) and ATSDR’s responses to these comments will appear in an appendix to the final health consultation. Names of those who submit comments will be subject to release in answer to requests made under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Members of the news media can submit inquiries to the NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at 770/488-0700.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will be conducting an extensive review of the environmental health issues in Midlothian. ATSDR is a federal health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
ATSDR and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) work in partnership on environment public health issues such as this. Because of community concerns, ATSDR and DSHS have agreed to conduct a series of public health consultations; the over all purpose of which will be to address the concerns raised by the citizens. As part of the health consultation process DSHS will be evaluating previous studies and environmental data to determine whether releases from local industry could have affected the health of the people in Midlothian.
Health concerns that ATSDR and DSHS are addressing were provided by residents who have lived in the Midlothian area from six months to over thirty years. Although there were several people we spoke with who indicated they were concerned about a wide range of environmental and health issues there were others who indicated they do not have any environmental or health concerns related to living in the Midlothian area.
As the agencies review information to respond to concerns within your community, we appreciate your continued interest and input. We welcome comments from a broad range of residents.
If you would like us to add your email address to our list of people wanting notification about our work in the area please send us a message at email@example.com
July 2010 update: Work on the Public Health Response Plan is progressing as planned. A health consultation for Project 1, Review and Analysis of TCEQ Air Monitoring and Its Applicability for Drawing Health Conclusions for the Surrounding Populations, will be released for public comment in summer 2010. Other project work continues. ATSDR is reviewing the responses to comments received for the Public Health Response Plan. Those responses will be posted on this web site.
ATSDR Media Announcement - Federal Agency to Hold Community Meeting and Open House about Midlothian Environmental Concerns
Note to Journalists and editors: A media availability session will be held before the community meeting from 6p.m.-6:30p.m. at the same location.
For Immediate Release: Friday February 12, 2010
Atlanta- Scientists from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will review their Public Health Response Plan at an open house followed by a community meeting on February 22 at the Midlothian Conference Center. Interested residents of the Midlothian area are invited to participate in the meetings. The sessions are the next step in the federal public health agencys outreach to community residents in the investigation of area environmental health concerns.
At the community meeting, ATSDR scientists will discuss each section of the response plan in detail. During the open house preceding the meeting, residents will be able to meet individually with scientists about their environmental health concerns and other topics related to the ATSDR plan.
The meeting will be held on Monday February 22, 2010, from 6:30-8:00p.m. at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle Dr., Room Bluebonnet 1 and 2, Midlothian, TX. The open house will be at the same location from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. The sessions are open to everyone, and community participation is encouraged.
For more information, community members may contact:
Public Health Response Plan released for public comment
The draft Public Health Response Plan (PHRP) is available for community members to review and provide comments. Public comments will be accepted until Friday, March 19, 2010. Copies of the PHRP can also be found at: The Midlothian City Hall, 104 West Avenue E, Midlothian, Texas 76065 and The A.H. Meadows Library. 921 S. 9th Street, Midlothian, Texas 76065 Midlothian community members may provide comments to: Jennifer Lyke, 1445 Ross Avenue (6SF-T), Dallas, Texas 75202 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tina Walker email@example.com
ATSDR Media Announcement - Federal Agency to Hold Community Meeting about Midlothian Environmental Concerns
Members of the press may attend a media availability session preceding the community meeting from 6 pm 6:30 pm at the same location.
For Immediate Release: Monday January 11, 2010
Atlanta- The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will be in Midlothian to conduct an informational meeting with area residents about ATSDRs plan to look at environmental health concerns in the area.
The meeting will be held on Thursday January 21, 2010, from 7:00-8:30p.m. at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle Dr., Room Bluebonnet 1, Midlothian, TX. The meeting is open to the public, and community participation is valuable. We will discuss ATSDRs work in evaluating the public health in Midlothian and how we plan to involve the community.
For more information, community members may contact:
DSHS Health Consultation Public Comment Draft - December 2007
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ATSDR Region VI
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75202
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