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For Release: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Media Advisory for Wednesday, April 6

New York State Climate Action Council to Hold Long Island Public Hearing on the Draft Scoping Plan on April 6

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 6, 2022 on Long Island 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 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.


Brookhaven Public Hearing

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

Brookhaven Town Hall 
1 Independence Hill 
Farmingville, NY 11738 

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 +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 885 5098 7698

Passcode: 8668287

Capacity of Venue: Up to 360 participants may attend this hearing in person.

Transportation Information for Brookhaven Town Hall:

  • Parking is available in the parking lot across from the Town Hall main entrance.
  • Handicapped parking is available in the area immediately in front of the Town Hall main entrance.

Health and Safety Protocols for Brookhaven Town Hall:

  • Brookhaven Town Hall does not require face masks or proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Disposable face masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event.

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 here. 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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