DOE to Host Public Meeting on Weatherization Assistance Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, June 18

June 12, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a public meeting on June 18 to discuss the Proposed Rule on Rulemaking for the Weatherization Assistance Program. During this meeting DOE will accept comments on the proposed rule available online at Federal Regulations. Type RIN‐1904‐AB97 in the search field. The rule is intended to reduce the review and verification burden related to income verification, rent increases, and property enhancement criteria under the Weatherization Assistance Program for certain properties identified by HUD.

This meeting is open to the public and comments will be considered by DOE as part of the official rulemaking process. DOE is coordinating with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on this public meeting as stated in the May 6 Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 47 KB) between the two agencies. Download Adobe Reader.

Date: Thursday, June 18

Start Time: 11 a.m.

Where: U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C. 20585 Forrestal Building, Room 8E‐069

Details: DOE must receive requests to attend, present or speak at the public meeting/Webinar no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 17. DOE must receive an electronic copy of statements to be given at the public meeting no later than 4 p.m. on June 16. Send all requests and materials to wxhudnopr@ee.doe.gov.

Important: If you plan to attend the meeting, please sign in at the registration desk in the DOE lobby no later than 11:15 a.m.

Alternatives to Attending in Person

Webinar: If you cannot attend the meeting, you may participate live via webinar. Registration instructions will be sent to you by return e-mail after you send notice of your desire to attend in this manner to wxhudnopr@ee.doe.gov.

Conference Call: If you cannot attend the meeting, you may also participate live via telephone. Instructions will be sent to you by return e-mail after you send notice of your desire to attend in this manner to wxhudnopr@ee.doe.gov.

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