UPDATE – 11/16/2018

The proposed terrestrial plant rule timeline has been updated and a notice of intent has been posted in the Indiana register.

The public hearing will be Dec 19 @ 10:00 AM in the Government Center North Bldg., 1st Floor – typically 1st room on the right .

The online comment period will remain open until the end of the day Dec 20th.

 

What does all this mean for us:

Written comments are the most effective tool therefore, we need people to comment. Please continue to share and ask people to comment on the rule.

Timeline is here: https://www.in.gov/nrc/files/lsa18316_timeline.pdf

To post a comment: https://www.in.gov/nrc/2377.htm

 

The public hearing is run by the Law Judge (Dawn Wilson, Administrative Law Judge). She will host the hearing in her office and open the meeting for comments.  As mentioned above, written comments of support are the most important tool.  IPAC members discussed yesterday that it is not necessary to pack the room during the public hearing with those in favor of the rule. We do hope  that representatives of various businesses and organizations attend the public hearing (Nursery, Landscaping, Purdue, Land Trusts, Special Interest, etc.) and provide support for the rule at that time.

 

We are not discouraging participating in the public hearing, but we want to express that the most important tool we have are written comments – especially since we have until Dec 20th to provide such comments.

 

The next IISC (council) meeting is November 28th at 10:00AM at the BOAH conference room, 1202 E. 38th Street, Discovery Hall Suite 100, Indianapolis. We encourage you to participate in the council meetings. Megan Abraham is present during the meetings and can respond to questions about the rule during those meetings.