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The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form.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

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