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Public Participation Guidelines [9 VAC 15 ‑ 11]
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8/17/21  8:16 pm
Commenter: Edmund Merriman

Enabling comments from minority communities on DEQ actions

Minority and low income communities have born the brunt of environmental problems, historically, often because they had no voice in actions (or in-actions) that affected them.  I urge the DEQ to do all they can to make it easier for such communities to have public input to DEQ proposals early in the process.  Improving publicity for input requests, location of public meetings in affected communities, and timing of meetings to allow participation by day workers are examples.


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