ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-(June, 22, 2010)--Staffers inside of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK office have reported that an extension to the Environmental Protection Agency's public comment period on an Advanced Notice of Public Rule Making about the future use of 100 Low Lead Avgas has been extended.
According to a Washington D.C. staffer who met with government affairs officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on Tuesday, a 60-day extension was granted to allow further comment on how banning the fuel would affect the aviation industry.
The Alaska delegation, Sen. Murkowski, Sen. Mark Begich, Congressman Don Young, R-AK and the AOPA petitioned the EPA for the extension in May.
The comment period was previously scheduled to terminate on June, 28, 2010. See other posts on this blog for additional information that details the issue from an Alaskan aviation perspective.
When more information or press releases are available they will be posted on this blog site.