Public Notices associated to permitting activities and other DEQ realted activites are available through:
Material related to permitting activities includes and is not limited to:
For all the major permits, the public is informed of the status of the permit at the following stages:
The public can participate in the decision by:
During the comment period as published in the public notice
For draft / proposed permits or technically complete applications, the comment period is based on the media regulations:
Some public hearings are required by regulations while others are granted on a case-by-case basis.
The Assistant Secretary of the Office of Environmental Services (OES) has the authority to approve or deny the request for a hearing.
The approval of the administrative authority for the public hearing is based on the basis of requests and if there is a significant degree of public interest in the proposed action.
The state administrative authority may also hold a public hearing at his or her discretion, whenever a hearing might clarify one or more issues involved in the action.