HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today reminded Central Pennsylvania residents about a series of four upcoming hearings which will be held in Franklin County to gather public input regarding electric transmission line applications submitted by Transource Pennsylvania LLC (Transource).
Franklin County Public Input Hearings:
May 22 and May 23
1:00 p.m. and 6 p.m. each date
New Franklin Fire Department Social Hall
3444 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202
PUC Administrative Law Judges Elizabeth H. Barnes and Andrew M. Calvelli will preside over the public input hearings, which have been scheduled to gather public comment on the Transource applications involving transmission line construction projects in York and Franklin counties.
Earlier this month, the PUC conducted four similar public input hearings in York County, which drew a total audience of nearly 500 concerned residents and more than 100 speakers.
Offering Comment at a Hearing
Members of the public are welcome to attend the hearings and provide comments. Their testimony will become part of the record on which the PUC will issue its final decision.
The PUC offer tips on how to participate, including:
Prepare what you are going to say beforehand. Even though it is not required, you may want to write out your statement, which can be read.
Bring copies if you are attending an in-person hearing. If you have a written statement you would like to give to the judge, please bring copies for the court reporter and other participants.
Understand that parties in the case may want to ask you a question to clarify something you said.
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