The Delaware River Basin Commission announced three public hearings on the agency's proposed restrictions on Marcellus Shale drilling restrictions.
The hearings will be held:
-- February 22 – Honesdale High School Auditorium, 459 Terrace Street, Honesdale, Pa;
-- February 22 – Liberty High School Auditorium, 125 Buckley Street, Liberty, N.Y.; and
-- February 24 – Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, N.J.
Registration for those who wish to testify will begin one hour prior to the beginning of each hearing session (12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.).
DRBC said the registration process will be on a first-come basis and it is estimated that approximately 75 persons will have the opportunity to present oral testimony within the allotted time period for each hearing session.
Oral testimony will be limited to two minutes per person, but can be supplemented with written comments submitted at the hearing or prior to the written comments deadline. Oral testimony and written comments will receive the same consideration by the Commissioners prior to any action on the proposed regulations.
Elected government officials will be afforded the opportunity to present their two-minute oral testimony at the beginning of the hearing if they contact Paula Schmitt at 609-883-9500 x224 prior to the date of the hearing.
The DRBC will strictly adhere to the maximum capacity numbers established by local officials for each hearing location (990 Honesdale H.S., 750 Liberty H.S., and 1,833 Patriots Theater).
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