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where the public can examine the application. Thus, the public may begin reviewing the application at the same time as the permitting agency. The Draft Permit, Public Comment Period, and Public Hearing Once the permit application is complete, the permitting agency will decide whether to issue a draft permit or a notice of intent to deny. In either case, the permitting agency notifies the public of its decision and announces the opening of a minimum 45-day public comment period. The permitting agency prints the notice in a local paper, broadcasts the notice over a local radio station, and sends a copy to the mailing list recipients and relevant agencies. The permitting agency also prepares a fact sheet or statement of basis regarding its decision. The fact sheet (or statement of basis) explains the factual, legal, methodological, and policy questions considered in making the decision to issue or deny the permit. Any person may request a public hearing during the comment period. The permitting agency holds a hearing if someone submits a written notice of opposition to the draft permit and a request for a hearing, or if the permitting agency finds a significant degree of interest in the draft permit. The permitting agency may also hold a public hearing at its own discretion. The permitting agency must notify the public at least 30 days prior to the hearing. Figure VII-1: Public Involvement in the RCRA Permitting Process Informal meeting at least 30 days prior to meeting Informal public meeting Upon receipt of application permitting agency sends notice to everyone on facility mailing list indicating where public can view application Permitting agency notifies public of decision to issue a draft permit or a notice of intent to deny, and opens minimum 45-day comment period During comment period, public permitting agency may request a hearing: permitting agency must notify public at least 30 days prior to such a hearing After comment period closes, permitting agency reviews and evaluates all comments and issues a final decision Permitting agency notifies the facility owner and operator, public commentors, and all other persons who requested notice on the final permit decision Permit applicant submits permit application. Including a summary of the public meeting that includes details of the meeting and list of attendees RCRA permit. The permit applicant should select a meeting time, date, and place that are convenient to the public. The permit applicant must provide notice of the pre-application meeting at least 30 days prior to the meeting in a manner that is likely to reach all members of the affected community.
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Chapter VI: Public Participation VII-4 The comment period on the draft permit allows public submission of written concerns and suggestions to the permitting agency in writing.
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