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Department of Environmental Quality
Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
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8/17/21  11:55 am
Commenter: Evelyn Ruffin

All Voices Should be Heard

It has been all too clear that the voices of minorities, the poor and otherwise marginalized people have not been heard on policy decisions that impact their lives.  Therefore, I urge you, as a person on conscience, to make public hearings regarding permits as accessible as possible.  This would include timing, location - in the communities impacted- and perhaps both in person and virtual opportunities to hear and be heard. Adequate advance notice is also important. 

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