Public Participation

For more than 25 years, FMC and the regulatory Agencies have been communicating with and involving the public on each step of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) process and remedial actions.

FMC believes it is important that residents provide input throughout the process and that there be ample public meetings and opportunities to learn about study activities, to ask questions, and to provide feedback.

In particular, FMC has operated a neighborhood house and community office, now at 8 S. Vernon St. in Middleport, for residents to personally visit, have questions answered and obtain information on the environmental remediation program.

In addition to scheduled public meetings, FMC has also communicated to area residents through websites, project updates, neighborhood and coffeehouse meetings, citizen group meetings and door-to-door mail drops and conversations.

Resources for public participation are also available from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). To view its Citizen’s Participation Handbook for Remedial Programs, please click on the following document:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/remediation_hudson_pdf/der23.pdf

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