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Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
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8/17/21  9:35 am
Commenter: Susan Kuhbach

Better Public Input

I urge you to prioritize and value the voices of marginalized communities across Virginia.  To help achieve this, your regulations need to include: scheduling public hearings on permits in the directly impacted communities earlier in the process and with both in-person and hybrid  opportunities to participate; hold public hearings at times when full-time workers can attend; and provide more advance notice of when hearings will be held.

Thank you.   

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