Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
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8/16/21  9:19 pm
Commenter: Bruce Stambaugh

Every voice counts.

I believe the voices of marginalized communities across the commonwealth need to be prioritized, valued and empowered in all decision-making processes. In doing so, the regulation needs to include: scheduling public hearings on permits in the directly impacted communities earlier in the process and with both in-person and hybrid opportunities; hold public hearings when accessible to full-time workers; and give more advance notice as to when public hearings will be held. 

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