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For Release: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Media Advisory for Tuesday, April 26

New York State Climate Action Council to Hold Syracuse Public Hearing on Draft Scoping Plan on April 26

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 in Syracuse on April 26, 2022, 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 30 minutes prior to the hearing for registration.

Press should show credentials at registration table upon entering the hearings.


Syracuse Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Gateway Center
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

Event Address: Via Zoom (leaves DEC website)

Passcode: climate

Dial: +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 889 8413 9180
Event Passcode: 0735439

Capacity of Venue: Up to 350 participants may attend this hearing.


Public Transportation:

  • Syracuse bus lines: SY40, SY48, SY50, SY72

Vehicle Parking:

  • Use parking lot P22 at 119-21 Standart St, Syracuse, NY 13210
  • Free parking is available in Lot P22, with a 5-minute walk to the venue.
  • Additional free parking is available at the Henry Street and Standart Street lots.
  • ADA parking is available closer to the venue.

Campus Bus:

  • There is an on-campus bus service available for students and staff using Centro bus.

Health and Safety:

  • No COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
  • Masks are required.
  • Disposable face masks will be available at the event.

If you have any mobility needs, please pre-register and note the accommodations you will need.

Information for All Hearing Attendees:

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearings. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register. Individuals can pre-register at the Climate Act website (leaves DEC website). Hearings will be webcast for viewing purposes only, professionally recorded, and transcribed as part of the official record and posted on the Climate Act website (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 each event remotely to view the proceedings, will be made available prior to each event on the Climate Act website (leaves DEC website).

Written comments can be submitted via the online public comment form (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 (leaves DEC website), please visit the Climate Act website.

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