Timeline on Exide Technologies Inc. application to increase production

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Posted on October 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 12 at 12:04 PM

OCT. 3, 2008: Exide Technologies submits an application to state regulators to increase production at its battery recycling plant in Frisco.

NOVEMBER: The Environmental Protection Agency gives notice that the federal air-quality standard for lead will become 10 times more stringent.

NOV. 24: Frisco requests a contested-case hearing on Exide's application to expand production.

SUNDAY:The Dallas Morning News publishes a story saying that thousands of Frisco residents are exposed to toxic lead pollution from the plant. The story discusses Exide's plans for expansion and the fact that the area around the plant will not comply with the new air-quality standard.

MONDAY: Frisco Mayor Maher Maso and City Manager George Purefoy meet in Austin with Mark Vickery, executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Later, at a regularly scheduled Town Hall meeting, city officials provide residents with a sample letter they can send to state regulators to protest Exide's plans.

TUESDAY: The TCEQ receives three contested-case hearing requests from Frisco residents. Later, the Frisco City Council votes unanimously to authorize the city manager to draft a letter to Exide demanding that it withdraw its permit application.

THURSDAY: The city adds a page to its Web site with links to documents, maps and updates on the plant's application.

FRIDAY: Exide says it will withdraw its expansion request.

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