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Department of Environmental Quality
 
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Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
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8/17/21  4:57 pm
Commenter: Sandy Cleva

Public Engagement
 

DEQ definitely needs to retain and improve its public participation program and its implementation.  Needed changes include more efforts to connect with communities of color who will be impacted by environmental decisions being considered by the State.  All voices need to be heard.  Improving access might include making meetings hybrid with both in-person and digital participation options  and scheduling sessions when people who work would be available.  The State definitely needs to do a better job in this area.

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