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BCP Citizen Participation Milestones

Citizen Participation activities occur at several milestones during a BCP project; they include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. When the BCP application is deemed complete
    • Develop public contact list and establish a document repository;
    • Develop a fact sheet;
    • Publish a notice of Applicant's request to participate in the BCP in a local newspaper, the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB), and send fact sheet to public contact list;
    • Commence 30-day public comment period; and
    • Develop CP Plan before beginning investigation.

  2. Before DER Finalizes Remedial Investigation Work Plan
    • Issue notice and fact sheet to contact list describing plan; and
    • Commence 30-day public comment period.

  3. Before DER Approves Proposed Remedial Investigation Report
    • Send fact sheet to contact list describing the RI Report.

  4. Before DER Finalizes Proposed Remedial Work Plan
    • Send fact sheet to contact list describing plan;
    • Allow a 45-day public comment period; and
    • Hold public meeting (not required) only when deemed necessary due to significant public interest.

  5. Before Applicant Starts Construction
    • Send fact sheet to contact list announcing the start of construction.

  6. Before DER Approves Final Engineering Report
    • Send fact sheet to contact list announcing the final engineering report.

  7. Certificate of Completion (when institutional/engineering controls are used)
    • Send fact sheet to contact list describing such controls within 10 days of issuance of certificate.

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