Due to the Governor’s recently announced yellow precautionary zone areas in Erie and Monroe Counties as part of the State’s Cluster Action Initiative, the Office of Renewable Energy Siting is transitioning this public hearing to a virtual format.
Web-Ex Electronic Access
Electronic Access: https://www.webex.com/
Event Number: 173 666 0041
Phone Access Code
Phone Access: 518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 666 0041
To register for virtual public statement hearings electronically: Participants who would like login to a hearing electronically to provide a statement must register to do so by visiting www.webex.com by November 17, 2020, clicking “Join” at the top right-hand corner of the screen, and entering the appropriate event number listed above, and providing all requested information.
When logging in to a hearing on the appropriate date and time of the hearing, participants should visit www.webex.com, click “Join” at the top right-hand corner of the screen, and input the appropriate event number for the hearing. Participants will be asked to “select audio system.” It is recommended that participants opt to have the system “call me” or “call using computer.” The “call me” option will require participants to enter their phone numbers.
Register By Phone
To register for virtual public statement hearings by phone: Any participant who is not able to login to a hearing electronically may participate by phone. Call-in participants wishing to provide a statement must register to do so by November 17, 2020 by calling 1-800-342-3330, where they should follow prompts to the appropriate hearing and provide the following information: first and last name, address, and phone number. On the appropriate date and time of a hearing, all call-in users should dial (518) 549-0500 and enter the relevant access code listed above to join the hearing.
All electronic and call-in participants will be muted upon entry into the hearing. The Administrative Law Judge will call each person who has requested to provide a statement to speak. Each public statement hearing will be held open until everyone who has registered to speak has been heard or other reasonable arrangements to submit comments into the record have been made. Time limits may be set for each speaker as necessary. It is recommended that lengthy comments be submitted in writing and summarized for oral presentation. A verbatim transcript of the hearing will be made for inclusion in the record.
Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should call (518) 474-2520 as soon as possible. TDD users may request a sign language interpreter by placing a call through the New York Relay Service at 711. Individuals with difficulty understanding or reading English are encouraged to call 1-800-342-3377 for free language assistance services regarding this notice.
*In the event that a public statement hearing needs to be canceled, rescheduled or postponed, notification of any changes will be available at the ORES Web Site (www.ores.ny.gov).
All hearing attendees must comply with the Office of Renewable Energy Siting virtual public hearings procedures.