Availability of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program; Proposed State Plan and Public Hearing Schedule
[46 Pa.B. 2624]
[Saturday, May 21, 2016]
The Department of Human Services (Department) is making available for public review and comment the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) proposed State Plan. Comments on this notice and testimony received at public hearings will be used to formulate the final State Plan for using Federal funds for FY 2016-2017 LIHEAP.
The Department has made the proposed State Plan available to the public through the Department's web site at http://www.dhs.pa.gov/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap.
In addition, copies of the proposed State Plan are available upon written request to the Director, Division of Federal Programs and Program Management, Room 224, Willow Oak Building, 1006 Hemlock Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The Department will hold three public hearings throughout this Commonwealth to allow testimony on the proposed State Plan and to fulfill the Federal mandate for public input into the planning process. This mandate appears in Title XXVI (The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (Pub.L. No. 97-35), (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 8621—8629) as amended by the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1984 (Pub.L. No. 98-558), the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Pub.L. No. 99-425), the Augustus F. Hawkins Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1990 (Pub.L. No. 101-501), the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 (Pub.L. No. 103-43), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Amendments of 1994 (Pub.L. No. 103-252), the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Pub.L. No. 105-285) and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub.L. No. 109-58).
Public Hearing Schedule
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Philadelphia County Assistance Office Headquarters
Betsy Ross Conference Room, 6th Floor
801 Market Street
Thursday, July 7, 2016
10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Health and Welfare Building
Room 129, 1st Floor
625 Forster Street
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10 a.m.—12 p.m.
Room 3023, 3rd Floor
301 5th Avenue
This notice shall take effect upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Persons who wish to testify on the proposed State Plan at a public hearing should arrange a time by telephoning (717) 772-7906. Persons from outside the Harrisburg area should call (800) 692-7462 or send a written request, including telephone number, to Jeremy Pahl, Division of Federal Programs and Program Management, Room 224, Willow Oak Building, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Individuals also may submit written comments at any of the public hearings by e-mail to LIHEAPmail@pa.gov or by mail to the LIHEAP contact person stated previously by July 15, 2016.
Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-876. Filed for public inspection May 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]
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