State Water Plan Update; Public Hearings for Regional Water Resources Committees
[52 Pa.B. 1324]
[Saturday, February 26, 2022]
The six Regional Water Resources Committees for the update of the State Water Plan will each hold a public hearing for the purpose of soliciting input on drafts of the regional plan components. These hearings will be held in a hybrid format with virtual and in-person participation options. Hearings will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022, Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA at the times listed as follows:
Delaware Water Resources Regional Committee: 9 a.m.—10 a.m.
Lower Susquehanna Water Resources Regional Committee: 10 a.m.—11 a.m.
Potomac Water Resources Regional Committee: 11 a.m.—12 p.m.
Ohio Water Resources Regional Committee: 1 p.m.— 2 p.m.
Great Lakes Water Resources Regional Committee: 2 p.m.—3 p.m.
Upper/Middle Susquehanna Water Resources Regional Committee: 3 p.m.—4 p.m.
Information on how to access the hearings virtually will be available on each Committee's webpage, found on the Department of Environmental Protection's web site at www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/PlanningConservation/StateWaterPlan/Committees/Pages/default.aspx (or use search term ''State Water Plan Committees''). Individuals are encouraged to visit the Committee's webpage to confirm hearing date, time, location and the most current information prior to each hearing.
Persons wishing to present testimony at a hearing must contact James Horton 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 James Horton by 5 p.m. on March 3, 2022.
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.
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 attending the meeting in person or by means of telephone or Internet connection. Those who attend virtually and have not registered with James Horton 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 Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss how the Committee may accommodate their needs.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-325. Filed for public inspection February 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]
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