News Release 087

Department of Natural Resources to Hold Public Hearing on State Weatherization Plan in Jefferson City on April 12

Volume 39-087 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, April 1, 2011-- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources 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 department will hold the public hearing from 1 to 1:30 p.m., or until all comments are noted for public record, on Tuesday, April 12 at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City.

The program funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and are administered by the department’s Division of Energy. Since the weatherization program began in 1978, funds have helped to weatherize more than 160,000 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 Please address written comments on the plan 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 12, 2011.

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

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meetings can make arrangements by calling the department’s Division of Energy at

800-361-4827 or 573-751-6630. Hearing impaired individuals may contact the department through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2955.