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For Release: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Media Advisory for Tuesday, April 5

New York State Climate Action Council to Hold Bronx Public Hearing on the Draft Scoping Plan on April 5

What: New York State's 22-member Climate Action Council, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, will hold an in-person public hearing on April 5, 2022, in the Bronx to continue its work on a Statewide Scoping Plan to guide the State toward its nation-leading climate goals.

The Council released the Draft Scoping Plan on Dec. 30, 2021, and is accepting public comments on the draft through June 10, 2022. The Climate Action Council is holding a total of 10 public hearings with eight in-person hearings and two virtual hearings.

In-person hearings will also be live-streamed to allow for remote viewing of the proceedings. All persons, organizations, corporations, and government agencies are encouraged to attend the public hearings and to submit oral or written comments.

Individuals attending the in-person hearings and providing comments will be given two minutes to speak. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 3:30 p.m. for registration. There will be a media availability ahead of the public hearing at Bronx Community College at 3:30 p.m.


Bronx Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

Bronx Community College 
Roscoe Brown Student Center 
Hall of Fame Playhouse 
2155 University Avenue 
Bronx, NY 10453 

Event Address: Via Zoom (link leaves DEC website).

Passcode: climate

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 844 2935 6999

Event Passcode: 8364618

Capacity of Venue: Up to 250 participants may attend this hearing in person.

Transportation Information for Bronx Community College:

This venue is accessible by car, walking, and public transportation.

  • Vehicle parking: Hearing parking is available in the lot across the street from the Hall of Fame Playhouse at 200 Hall of Fame Terrace, Bronx, NY 10453
  • Pedestrian entrance: 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
  • Public transportation:
    • NYC Subway: Burnside Avenue station
    • Metro-North Train: University Heights station
    • NYC Bus: Lines 3, 40/42 and 12

Health and Safety Protocols for Bronx Community College:

  • All attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test in the last 7 days.
  • Valid vaccination proof must indicate:
    • Two weeks following a second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna); or
    • Two weeks following a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson Janssen)

Information for Hearing Attendees:

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearing. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register. Individuals can pre-register at the Climate Act website (link leaves DEC website). The hearing will be webcast for viewing purposes only, professionally recorded, and transcribed as part of the official record and posted on the Climate Act website (link leaves DEC website).

Members of the public who want to provide oral comment must attend either in-person or join a virtual hearing. Equal weight will be given to oral and written statements. American sign language and language interpretive services shall be made available upon written request at no charge. Any additional information, including instructions for joining the event remotely to view the proceedings, will be made available prior to the event on the Climate Act website (link leaves DEC website).

Written comments can be submitted via the online public comment form (link leaves DEC website), via email to, or via U.S. Mail to Attention: Draft Scoping Plan Comments, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399.

For more information about public hearings or meetings of the New York State Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website (link leaves DEC website).

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