The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will host two virtual information and educational sessions on the State’s draft disadvantaged communities (DAC) criteria. The second session will take place on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022 - 6:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
The April public education sessions are an opportunity for interested stakeholders to review the CJWG's process and methodology for selecting DACs and to answer technical questions on the draft criteria and maps.
To submit public comments, please visit the Climate Act website, email DEC at DACComments@dec.ny.gov, or send via U.S. mail to: Attention: Draft DAC Comments, NYS DEC, Attn. Office of Environmental Justice, 625 Broadway, 14th Floor, Albany NY 12233.
Session 2: Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022 - 6:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Spanish Translation Services will be available
Attendees join link: via WebEx.
Webinar number: 2337 652 8847
Webinar password: DAC-Apr19 (32202771 from phones)
Join by phone: +1-518-549-0500 USA Toll
Enter access code: 233 765 28847
Note: Closed captioning will be available for both webinars. In addition, Spanish interpretation will be available for the April 19 webinar. Please direct requests for additional language interpretation for either the April 13 or 19 webinars by email to or telephone to 518-402-8044. Interpretation is provided free of charge and all interpretation requests must be received no later than April 5.
The sessions will be recorded and posted on DEC’s website for reference throughout the comment period.