Hold 6 regional public comment hearings on the draft Scoping Plan and allow at least 120 days for public comments.

Before finalizing the scoping plan, the Climate Action Council must hold at least six regional public comment hearings, including three meetings in the upstate region and three meetings in the downstate region, and will allow at least 120 days for the submission of public comment. In addition, the Council must provide meaningful opportunities for public comment from all segments of the population that will be impacted by the plan, including persons living in disadvantaged communities.

Statutory Language: 

CLCPA §75-0103(12)(a)-(b): “a. The council shall hold at least six regional public comment hearings on the draft scoping plan, including three meetings in the upstate region and three meetings in the downstate region, and shall allow at least one hundred twenty days for the submission of public comment. b. The council shall provide meaningful opportunities for public comment from all segments of the population that will be impacted by the plan, including persons living in disadvantaged communities as identified pursuant to section 75-0111 of this article.”