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State Energy Plan Available for Public Comment

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority offered its proposed State Energy Plan for public review and comments in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 31. The plan, a statement of the Authority’s policy goals, operating principles and investment priorities, will be open to comments for 60 days.

Excerpt from May 31 Pennsylvania Bulletin

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (Authority) makes available for public review and comments the Proposed Pennsylvania Energy Development Plan. The Authority finances clean, alternative energy projects in this Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Energy Development Plan sets forth the Authority’s policy goals, general operating principles and investment priorities.

The Authority enabling act requires the Authority Board of Directors (Board) to prepare and publish a plan for the allocation and distribution of financial and technical assistance—the Energy Development Plan (Plan). See section 2809-C of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  720.9). The original Plan was published in 1984. In general, the Plan is an articulation of the Authority’s policy goals and objectives. The Plan is to be updated every 3 years in accordance with Board procedures.

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Plan will be available for public comment for 60 days from the date of this notice. Interested parties may obtain an electronic copy of the Plan through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (Department) web site at (DEP keyword ”PEDA”).

Written comments should be submitted to Hayley L. Book, PEDA Executive Director, Department of Environmental Protection, 2nd Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8772, Harrisburg, PA 17101-8772, Facsimiles will not be accepted. Written comments must be received by Wednesday, July 30, 2014.