Availability of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program; Proposed State Plan and Public Hearing Schedule
[42 Pa.B. 3029]
[Saturday, May 26, 2012]
The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is making available for public review and comment the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) proposed State Plan. Comments on this notice and testimony received at public hearings will be used to formulate the Department's Final State Plan for using Federal funds for FY 2012-13 LIHEAP.
The Department has made the proposed State Plan available to the public through the Department's web site at www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap. In addition, copies of the proposed State Plan are available upon written request to the Director, Division of Federal Programs and Program Management, Department of Public Welfare, DGS Annex, Room 224, Willow Oak Building, 1006 Hemlock Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The Department will hold three public hearings throughout this Commonwealth to allow testimony on the proposed State Plan and to fulfill the Federal mandate for public input into the planning process. This mandate appears in Title XXVI (The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub. L. No. 97-35, 42 U.S.C.A. §§ 8621—8629) as amended by the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1984 (Pub. L. No. 98-558), the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Pub. L. No. 99-425), the Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990 (Pub. L. No. 101-501), the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 (Pub. L. No. 103-43), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. No. 103-252), the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Pub. L. No. 105-285), and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 109-58).
Public Hearing Schedule
July 10, 2012
10 a.m.—1 p.m.
Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation
One Penn Center at Suburban Station
1617 JFK Boulevard
July 12, 2012
9:30 a.m.—12 p.m.
Health and Welfare Building
Room 907, 9th Floor
Commonwealth and Forster Streets
July 18, 2012
9 a.m.—12 p.m.
Allegheny County Courthouse
Gold Room, 4th Floor
436 Grant Street
This notice shall take effect upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Persons who wish to testify on the proposed State Plan at a public hearing should arrange a time by calling (717) 772-7906. Persons from outside the Harrisburg area should call (800) 692-7462 or send a written request including telephone number to Tammy Sampson, Federal Programs and Program Management, Room 224, Willow Oak Building No. 42, DGS Annex Complex, P. O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675.
Persons with a disability who require auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
GARY D. ALEXANDER,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-986. Filed for public inspection May 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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