News Release 161

Public hearing on State Weatherization Plan April 5 in Jefferson City

Volume 38-161 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Kerry Cordray

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 26, 2010-- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Division of Energy will hold a public hearing on the statewide Low-Income Weatherization Program annual application for the U.S. Department of Energy’s regular funding. The public hearing will be held in Jefferson City.

The department will hold the public hearing from 10:15 until 11 a.m., or until all comments are noted for public record, on Monday, April 5 at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building in the Nightingale Creek Conference Room, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City.

The program funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and are administered by the Department of Natural Resources' Energy Center. Since the program began in 1978, weatherization funds have helped to weatherize more than 155,000 Missouri homes. The program supports energy-efficient housing, long-term reduction in utility bills and the comfort and safety of those served. The elderly, people with disabilities and families with children are program priorities.

The Low-Income Weatherization Program annual application is available for review online at Written comments on the plan may be mailed to Marcy Oerly, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Energy, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176. Written comments must be postmarked no later than April 5.

Oral and written comments may be presented at the public hearings. After the hearings, the department will finalize the annual application and submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Energy.

People with disabilities requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the department’s Division of Energy at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-6630.