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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2007
Contact: Press Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20472
FEMA News Desk: 2002-646-4600

FEMA Administrator and CDC Director to Brief News Media on Formaldehyde Testing Plan

The Washington, D.C., briefing will follow a CDC-led news briefing in New Orleans, La., and will be available via satellite downlink.

WASHINGTON – The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), R. David Paulison, and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Julie Gerberding, will brief the news media Thursday at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The purpose is to discuss the plan to test air quality in travel trailers and mobile homes in the Gulf.

Washington, D.C., News Briefing


R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Dr. Howard Frumkin, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health


Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, Noon EDT


FEMA, Media Briefing Room, Ground Floor
500 C Street S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20472


FEMA Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office
1 Seine Court
New Orleans, LA 70114

Sat. Coord.:

Galaxy 28 (89 West); Digital Ku; Transponder 17A; Downlink: 12035.5 (V.)
Symbol Rate: 6.1113; FEC: 3/4; Data Rate: 8.448

Conf. Call-in:

800-320-4330 Pin: 644925 #

Reporters may call in 25 minutes prior to the briefing. Questions will be taken in the order that reporters identify themselves to the moderator, and will be limited to the time available following the briefing. Five minutes prior to the start of the briefing, phones will be muted to minimize disruption to the press briefing. Lines will be opened for questions following the briefing. For more information, call the FEMA News Desk, 202-646-4600.

New Orleans, La., News Briefing

The briefing in Washington, D.C., will follow a news event in New Orleans where CDC will provide detailed information about the testing plan for Louisiana and Mississippi. For more information, contact CDC Media Relations at 404-639-3286.


Henry Falk, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention

Jim Stark, Director, FEMA Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office


Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, 10:00 a.m. CDT


Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office
1 Seine Court
New Orleans, LA 70114


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