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Department of Environmental Quality
Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
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8/17/21  8:01 am
Commenter: Ann McMillan

Public participation

Representation in decision making and ownership of the results should be fair and equitable across the state. 
Thus, the regulation needs to include: scheduling public hearings on permits to be held in and for 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 of when public hearings will be held, throughout a variety of media. Also, make clear the impacts involved in the decision. We need more equity and more forethought.

CommentID: 99760