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On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, this regulation is undergoing a periodic review.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018). http://TownHall.Virginia.Gov/EO-14.pdf.

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

In order for you to receive a response to your comment, your contact information (preferably an email address or, alternatively, a U.S. mailing address) must accompany your comment. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

CLOSED     Opened on 6/21/2021 and Ended on 8/20/2021

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Comment Title Commenter
Listen to the people Zander Pellegrino  8/20/21  8:43 pm
Share our natural commonwealth with everyone Anne Stewart  8/20/21  8:15 pm
Improvements to the Public Participation Guidelines for the Department of Environmental Quality (9 V Jessica Sims  8/20/21  6:27 pm
Public Participation Katie Whitehead  8/20/21  4:41 pm
DEQ engagement with EJ communities Steve Padgett (SAVE Coalition)  8/20/21  4:15 pm
Policy Review of Public Engagement: Review Announcement Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended Kay Ferguson  8/20/21  2:49 pm
FWW Comment on DEQ's public participation process Jolene Mafnas, Food & Water Watch-Virginia Organizer  8/20/21  2:02 pm
DEQ Public Participation Guidelines Lauren Landis  8/20/21  1:43 pm
Improve Public Engagement Process Amy Petersen  8/20/21  1:12 pm
DEQ ignores public comments Mary Finley-Brook  8/20/21  11:39 am
Accessibility of Public Participation Bryce D Yoder  8/20/21  11:31 am
Enable the marginalized and less economically powerful Sally Wambold  8/20/21  9:19 am
Making it easier to engage with the public Christine Steiffer  8/19/21  9:13 pm
Improve Access for Public Participation for matters being considered by the DEQ Elizabeth Ende  8/19/21  9:04 pm
Every 'topic of interest' on DEQ website needs an obvious/standard way to opt in for DEQ updates Meredith Haines  8/19/21  4:11 pm
more equitable public input process Maria C  8/19/21  10:48 am
Improve its Public Engagement Process Elaine Fischer  8/19/21  12:40 am
Improve Public Notification Natalie Pien  8/18/21  11:23 pm
Public Hearings for all Nancy WALSH  8/18/21  3:38 pm
Public Comment Is Essential Cheryl A Umbel  8/18/21  12:22 pm
Enabling comments from minority communities on DEQ actions Edmund Merriman  8/17/21  8:16 pm
Improve your Public Engagement Process shirley paul  8/17/21  5:31 pm
Public Engagement Sandy Cleva  8/17/21  4:57 pm
More opportunity for impacted communities to speak up! Victor Escobar, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light  8/17/21  4:33 pm
Improve Virginia DEQ Public Engagement Process Lorraine Fleck  8/17/21  4:12 pm
Re: DEQ's public participation regulation Joseph Jeeva Abbate, Yogaville Environmental Solutions  8/17/21  2:05 pm
DEQ public comment process Joan Chapman  8/17/21  12:04 pm
All Voices Should be Heard Evelyn Ruffin  8/17/21  11:55 am
Public Voice Empowering Marginalized Communities in All Decision-making Processes Barbara Ann Schweitzer  8/17/21  10:19 am
Improve your decision making processes. Ramona Sanders  8/17/21  10:08 am
Better Public Input Susan Kuhbach  8/17/21  9:35 am
Improve Public Engagement Pamela Jiranek  8/17/21  9:25 am
Improve DEQ Public Engagement Process Becky Daiss  8/17/21  8:46 am
Public participation Ann McMillan  8/17/21  8:01 am
A voice for all David H Teschner  8/17/21  7:53 am
Keep the public comment open Felicia Etzkorn  8/17/21  6:35 am
Engagement with Neglected Communities James Burke  8/17/21  3:21 am
Improve public engagement Alyssa Freeman  8/16/21  10:42 pm
Allow all stakeholders to have a say Douglas Throp  8/16/21  10:40 pm
Public input to and transparency of environmental regulatory matters Michael D Fox  8/16/21  10:16 pm
Encourage public comments from those most impacted Suanna Bruinooge  8/16/21  9:48 pm
Upholding the Voices of the Marginalized Anonymous (99752)  8/16/21  9:41 pm
Enabling broad public comment is a critical part of DEQ process Paul Littell  8/16/21  9:40 pm
Please improve the DEQ comment process William Wells  8/16/21  9:38 pm
public comment is essential Eugene Hamilton LeCouteur  8/16/21  9:30 pm
Please Protect Public Comment Jennie L Waering  8/16/21  9:22 pm
Every voice counts. Bruce Stambaugh  8/16/21  9:19 pm
DEQ's outreach process Stephen Keach  8/16/21  9:08 pm
Public engagement Jesse Sawyer  8/16/21  8:12 pm
DEQ Public hearings R & W Lowrance  8/16/21  8:09 pm
The common man Mary Olinger  8/16/21  8:02 pm
Improve Public Engagement Process Lucretia McCulley  8/16/21  7:50 pm
Public Input Process for DEQ Susan Layman  8/16/21  7:44 pm
Continuous and Constant Engagement Is Not An Option John L Whitley  8/16/21  7:29 pm
Virginia Needs to Improve Its Public Engagement Steven Vogel, retired  8/16/21  7:14 pm
Public Engagement must be improved Emily Little, RN  8/14/21  4:19 pm
Better Public Outreach Bill Mth, Friend of Rattlesnake Creek  7/8/21  11:38 am
DEQ public participation policy Michele Mattioli  7/8/21  11:11 am
Public Engagement is Inadequate and Silencing Kay Ferguson, ARTivism Virginia  7/7/21  8:36 pm

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