If the commissioner or the agency determines that a public informational meeting would help clarify and resolve issues regarding the commissioner's preliminary determination or the terms of the draft permit or if the commissioner has received a request under part 7001.0670, subpart 1, the commissioner shall hold a public informational meeting.
If the requester desires, the public informational meeting must be held in the geographical area of the facility or activity which is the subject of the permit application. Otherwise, the public informational meeting must be held in a place selected by the commissioner which is generally convenient to persons expected to attend the meeting.
The commissioner shall prepare a notice of the public informational meeting. The notice must contain a reference to the public notice of the application and the draft permit, including any identification numbers on the draft permit and the dates of issuance of the public notice and the draft permit; the date, time, and location of the public informational meeting; the information described in part 7001.0100, subpart 4, items A to F; a concise description of the manner in which the public informational meeting will be conducted; and the issue or issues to be discussed.
The commissioner shall publish the notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the geographical area of the facility or activity which is the subject of the permit application, and shall mail a copy of the notice to the applicant, the appropriate city and county officials, and all other persons determined by the commissioner to have an interest in the permit application. If applicable, the commissioner shall comply with part 7001.0670, subpart 3.
If the commissioner or the agency determines that no person would be adversely affected by consolidation, the commissioner or the agency may consolidate two or more matters, issues, or related groups of permit applications for which a public informational meeting will be held.
8 SR 2278; L 1987 c 186 s 15
July 13, 2009
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