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Availability of Climate Change Action Plan Update

[46 Pa.B. 624]
[Saturday, January 30, 2016]

 The Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (71 P. S. §§ 1361.1—1361.8) requires the Department of Environmental Protection (Department), in consultation with the Climate Change Advisory Committee, to submit to the Governor a Climate Change Action Plan (Plan) that is revised every 3 years. This document is the second update to the original Plan issued by the Department in December 2009.

 The Plan is required to:

 • Identify greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and sequestration trends and baselines in this Commonwealth.

 • Evaluate cost-effective strategies for reducing or offsetting GHG emissions from various sectors in this Commonwealth.

 • Identify costs, benefits and cobenefits of GHG reduction strategies recommended by the Plan, including the impact on the capability of meeting future energy demand within this Commonwealth.

 • Identify areas of agreement and disagreement among committee members about the Plan.

 • Recommend to the General Assembly legislative changes necessary to implement the Plan.

 The Department is accepting comments on the draft Plan update through March 30, 2016.

 Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment. Written comments may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, ecomment@pa.gov. Only one form of submission of comments is necessary.

 Questions concerning the comment period and Plan can be directed to Mark Brojakowski, mbrojakowsk@pa.gov. The draft Plan is available on the Department's web site at www.dep.pa.gov (DEP Keyword: Climate Change).

 Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the Department at (717) 783-8727, or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.

JOHN QUIGLEY, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-160. Filed for public inspection January 29, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]



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