§ 271.143. Public comments.

 (a)  The Department may conduct public hearings for the purpose of receiving information on an application for a new permit, permit reissuance, permit renewal, major permit modification or closure plan, whenever there is significant public interest or the Department otherwise deems a hearing to be appropriate. At least 30 days prior to conducting a hearing, the Department will publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the proposed permit area.

 (b)  If a public hearing is held, a person may testify within the time provided or submit written comments, or both. The Department will consider testimony relevant to the requirements of the act, the environmental protection acts and this title.

 (c)  After a hearing, the Department will prepare a summary of the written and oral comments submitted at the hearing, the Department’s responses to the comments and the reasons therefor. The Department will provide copies of this summary to persons who submitted comments and to other persons who request a copy.

 (d)  Whether or not the Department holds a public hearing, the Department may conduct an informal meeting, public meeting or series of meetings.

Source

   The provisions of this §  271.143 adopted April 8, 1988, effective April 9, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 1681.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  271.144 (relating to public notice and public hearings for permit modifications); 25 Pa. Code §  271.341 (relating to release of bonds); and 25 Pa. Code §  271.422 (relating to permit suspension or revocation).



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