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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1217


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

[38 Pa.B. 3560]
[Saturday, June 28, 2008]

Purpose of Notice

   The Department of Public Welfare (Department) is making available for public review and comment the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008-2009 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 in the FY 2008-2009 LIHEAP.

   The Department has made the proposed State Plan available to the public through the Department web site at Individuals who would like copies can obtain them by contacting their local county assistance office.

   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) 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, 2008
10 a.m.--1 p.m.
Philadelphia State Office Building
Rooms 602 and 604, 6th Floor
1400 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA

July 11, 2008
9:30 a.m.--1 p.m.
Health and Welfare Building
Room 812, 8th Floor
Commonwealth and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA

July 17, 2008
9 a.m.--12 p.m.
Allegheny County Courthouse
Gold Room, 4th Floor
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA

   This notice shall take effect upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Public Comment

   Persons who wish to testify on the proposed State Plan at a public hearing should arrange a time by telephoning (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 AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1217. Filed for public inspection June 27, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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