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February 20, 2013

Utility storm preparation topic of hearing

LAKE PLACID — The Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response is holding a hearing to solicit comments from the public this evening in Lake Placid.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Olympic Regional Development Authority, Edelweiss Room, second floor, 2634 Main St.

Residents unable to present testimony in person may also submit testimony at comments@moreland.ny.gov.

To date, the Moreland Commission has held seven public hearings: in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk, Westchester, Ulster, Queens and Staten Island.

These public hearings focus on the emergency preparedness and response of utilities to recent storms and recommendations for restructuring the oversight of energy utilities in New York to improve the reliable and affordable transmission of power.

On the latter point, the Moreland Commission is specifically seeking comments from contributors who can provide guidance and insight into overlapping services provided by the Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority that impact residents and businesses.

Members of the public wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to address these issues. They will be able to register to speak at the event and are asked to keep their oral comments to no more than three minutes to allow as many people as possible to share their views.

The public may also submit written comments before or after the hearings at comments@moreland.ny.gov.

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