In-Person Hearing Procedures
In addition to a virtual public comment hearing scheduled for May 10, 2022, an in-person public comment hearing to receive comments from the public on the Cider Solar facility and the Office of Renewable Energy Siting’s draft permit will be held at the Elba Firemen’s Recreation Hall, 7143 Oak Orchard Road, Elba, NY 14058 on May 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
All persons, organizations, corporations, or government agencies who may be affected by the facility are invited to attend the hearing. It is recommended that lengthy comments to be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. Equal weight will be given to both oral and written comments. It is not necessary to provide comments at both the virtual and in-person hearings. At the in-person hearing, preference will be given to speakers who did not speak at the virtual hearing. To ensure that all interested persons have an opportunity to speak, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may limit the time available for oral comments to 3 minutes per person. The public comment hearing will be transcribed for inclusion in the administrative record.
Interpreter services shall be made available to deaf persons, and English language translator, services shall also be made available, at no charge for either service, upon written request to Chief ALJ James T. McClymonds, New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting, c/o OGS Mailroom, Empire State Plaza, P-1 South, J Dock, Albany, NY 12242, email: [email protected]. All requests must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 20, 2022.
Please check this page periodically for updates in the event that the public comment hearing needs to be canceled, rescheduled or postponed. For more information, please visit the Office of Renewable Energy Siting’s website at https://ores.ny.gov/permit-applications and click on the appropriate project number.