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For Release: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Media Advisory for Tuesday, May 3 and Saturday, May 7

New York State Climate Action Council to Hold Public Hearings on Draft Scoping Plan on May 3 and May 7

What: New York State's 22-member Climate Action Council, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, will hold in-person public hearings on May 3, 2022, and May 7, 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.


Brooklyn Public Hearing

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

New York City College of Technology  
The Theater at City Tech  
285 Jay Street  
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Event Address: Via Zoom (leaves DEC website).

Passcode: climate

Dial: +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 822 0570 2393

Event Passcode: 4261338

Capacity of Venue: Up to 1,026 may attend this hearing.


  • NYC Subway:
    • Jay St MetroTech: A, C, F, and R
    • Borough Hall: 2 and 3
    • Borough Hall: 4 and 5
  • NYC Bus: Lines B26, B37, B38, B41, B51, B52, B54, B61, B67 or B75
  • Vehicle Parking:
    • Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel: 350 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201
    • City Parking: 85 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201
    • Enterprise Parking Systems: 306 Gold St, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201

Health and Safety:

  • The Theater at City Tech requires all attendees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test in the last 7 days before May 3.
    • Valid vaccination proof must indicate that full vaccination has occurred two weeks prior to May 3. Individuals must show:
      • A second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) received two weeks before May 3 or
      • A single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson Janssen) received two weeks before May 3.
  • Disposable face masks will be available at the event.

Virtual Public Hearing

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Event Address: Via WebEx (leaves DEC website).

Call In Number: 1-415-655-0003

Event Password: climate

Event Number: 25599 706 6384

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.

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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