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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-959



Availability of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Proposed State Plan and Public Hearing Schedule

[34 Pa.B. 2892]

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is making available for public review and comment the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004-05 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) proposed State Plan. Comments on this document and testimony received at public hearings will be used to formulate the Department's final State Plan for using Federal funds in FY 2004-05 LIHEAP.

   The Department has sent advance copies of the proposed State Plan to the LIHEAP Advisory Committee. In addition, copies have been sent to fuel associations, legal service agencies and area agencies on aging for distribution to their members or constituents. Other persons who want copies can obtain them after June 28, 2004, by contacting a local county assistance office or by calling Karen Kirk, (717) 772-7906.

   The Department will hold three public hearings throughout this Commonwealth to allow testimony on the proposed State Plan and 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) (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) and the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Pub. L. No. 105-285).

Public Hearing Schedule

July 13, 2004, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.
Philadelphia County Assistance Office
LIHEAP Conference Room, 2nd Floor
4601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

July 15, 2004, 10 a.m.--12 p.m.
Allegheny County Courthouse
Gold Room, 4th Floor
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA

July 16, 2004, 10 a.m.--12 p.m.
Health and Welfare Building
Room 812, 8th Floor
Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA

   Persons who wish to testify on the proposed State Plan at a public hearing should arrange a time by calling (717) 772-7906 before July 9, 2004. Persons from outside the Harrisburg area should call (800) 692-7462 or send a written request, including telephone number, to Nancy Poindexter, Federal Programs and Program Management, Room 224, Willow Oak Building No. 42, DPW Complex 2, P. O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105. Persons with a disability may use the AT&T Relay Service, (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-959. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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