May 28, 1999

Louise Miller
King County CouncilM
King County Courthouse
516 Third Ave. Room 1200
Sea. WA 98104-3272

Dear Ms Miller;

Concern has been growing nationwide regarding the possible effects of toxic pollutants emitted from airports on adjacent neighborhoods. Neighborhoods near King County and SeaTac International Airports in the Puget Sound Region have expressed considerable concern. Washington Environmental Council shares this concern, which has prompted the Washington Department of Ecology and PSAPCA to request guidance from Region X EPA.

We are pleased that the Port of Seattle has agreed to partner with State and Regional agencies in a voluntary program to help reduce toxic airport releases, and hope that they will keep us informed of their progress in this regard.