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For Release: Monday, May 2, 2022

Media Advisory for Tuesday, May 3

New York State Climate Action Council to Hold Brooklyn Public Hearing on Draft Scoping Plan May 3


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 Brooklyn on May 3, 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 11 public hearings with nine 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 one hour prior to the hearing for registration.

A high number of speakers are expected at this hearing. Please note that those individuals who have recently registered online or plan to do so at the event, may not have an opportunity to speak as the expected number of speakers exceeds the time available at the hearing venue. For those who are unable to speak or have not pre-registered to speak, but would like to provide comments, two virtual public hearings will be held on May 7 and May 11. Individuals are encouraged to register (leave DEC's website) to provide their comments at either hearing. 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 those who wish to attend the hearing and observe it, but not speak, seats are still available.

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.


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

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

Event Address: via Zoom

Passcode: climate
Dial: +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 822 0570 2393
Event Passcode: 4261338

Capacity of Venue:
Up to 500 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

Information for All Hearing Attendees:

Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register. 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 (leaves DEC website), including instructions for joining each event remotely to view the proceedings, will be made available prior to each event.

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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