State Water Plan Water Resources Regional Committee Public Hearings
[50 Pa.B. 7354]
[Saturday, December 26, 2020]
In accordance with Governor Tom Wolf's emergency disaster declaration and based on advice from the Department of Health regarding the mitigation of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Water Plan's Regional Water Resources Committees will hold six virtual public hearings for the purpose of accepting comments on the State Water Plan 2022 Update. The hearings will be held as follows:
• Delaware Water Resources Regional Committee: January 6, 2021, at 9 a.m.—10 a.m.
• Lower Susquehanna Water Resources Regional Committee: January 6, 2021, at 10 a.m.—11 a.m.
• Potomac Water Resources Regional Committee: January 6, 2021, at 11 a.m.—12 p.m.
• Ohio Water Resources Regional Committee: January 6, 2021, at 1 p.m.—2 p.m.
• Great Lakes Water Resources Regional Committee: January 6, 2021, at 2 p.m.—3 p.m.
• Upper/Middle Susquehanna Water Resources Regional Committee: January 6, 2021, at 3 p.m.—4 p.m.
Persons wishing to present testimony at a hearing must contact Mark Matlock for the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) and the Committee, at (717) 783-2285 or RA-StateWaterPlan@pa.gov at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing to reserve a time to present testimony. Language interpretation services are available upon request. Persons in need of language interpretation services must contact Mark Matlock by 5 p.m. on December 30, 2020.
Registration to present testimony at a hearing is on a first come, first served basis. To help provide interested persons with an opportunity to present testimony, organizations are limited to designating one witness to present testimony on their behalf at one of the hearings. Verbal testimony is limited to 5 minutes for each witness. Video demonstrations and screen sharing by witnesses will not be permitted.
Witnesses are requested to submit a written copy of their verbal testimony by e-mail to RA-StateWaterPlan@pa.gov after providing testimony at the hearing.
Information on how to access the hearings will be available on the Committee's webpage found through the Department's web site at https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PlanningConservation/StateWaterPlan/Committees/Pages/default.aspx. Prior to each hearing, individuals are encouraged to visit the Committee's webpage for the most current information for accessing each hearing.
Any members of the public wishing to observe the public hearing without providing testimony are also directed to access the Committee's webpage. The public hearings may be accessed by means of telephone or internet connection. Those who have not registered with Mark Matlock in advance as described previously will remain muted for the duration of the public hearing.
Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the Committee at (717) 783-2285 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1814. Filed for public inspection December 24, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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