|(a) The agency may, in response to a request from the public
or at its own discretion, require the Class A facility owner or operator to
hold a public meeting whenever such a meeting might clarify one or more issues
concerning an application for registration of a facility.
(b) Upon request by the agency, the Class A facility owner
or operator, at its expense, shall schedule and hold a public meeting at a
time and place which are convenient for the general public affected by the
facility. Notice of the public meeting shall be provided by the Class A facility
owner or operator to the public, not less than 30 days prior to the date of
the meeting, in the manner described in §334.492(3), (4), and (5) of
this title (relating to Public Notice).
(c) The forum chosen for the meeting shall be accessible to
persons who are mobility impaired. Prior to scheduling of the meeting, the
applicant shall coordinate the scheduling of the meeting with agency personnel
to ensure the availability of agency personnel for the meeting. The applicant
shall confirm with the agency the date, time, and location of the meeting
not less than 15 days prior to the meeting. The meeting shall be open to the
public to provide information on the proposed facility and to allow for comments
by the public. The agency will consider all comments relating to the requirements
of this subchapter when determining the outcome of the registration application.
The applicant shall again confirm with the agency on the time and place of
the meeting at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
(d) If the agency does not request the Class A facility owner
or operator to hold a public meeting as authorized by this section, no public
meeting shall be required before the agency may approve or deny an application
for registration of a Class A facility.