Thursday, April 17, 2014

Environmental Justice Advisory Board Community Listening Session In Chester May 6

DEP's Environmental Justice Advisory Board will hold a public listening session from 6-8 p.m., May 6 in Chester, Delaware County, to provide interested stakeholders an opportunity to give public comment on concerns and suggestions regarding environmental justice issues.
EJAB will provide recommendations to the department based on information gathered from the listening session. The session will be held in the Community Room of Chester City Hall located at 1 Fourth St.
Questions and topics raised from the community listening session will be addressed in a comment/response document that will be available at a later date on DEP’s website.
Anyone interested in providing oral comment at the public listening session should register by contacting Holly Cairns, DEP Office of Environmental Advocate, by phone at 717-783-9731 or send email to:, no later than 5 p.m. May 2.
Organizations are requested to designate one spokesperson to provide comment. Comments are limited to 5 minutes. Anyone providing oral comment should provide three written copies of their comments at the listening session.
Those unable to attend the listening session but who would like to provide written comment can email comments to: or submit them via U.S. Mail to: Environmental Justice Advisory Board, c/o DEP, 400 Market Street, 16th floor, Harrisburg, Pa. 17101. Written comments will be accepted until 8 p.m. May 6.
People in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact DEP at 717-783-9731 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at 800-654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how DEP may accommodate their needs.
(Reprinted from DEP’s April 17 Newsletter. Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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