The OEB operates as an adjudicative tribunal and carries out its regulatory functions in proceedings through oral or written public hearings. These provide a forum for individuals or groups who may be affected by the OEB's ruling to express their views to the OEB and to participate meaningfully in the decision-making process.
A public meeting where legislators seek information on an issue or legislation. A public hearing differs from a regular committee meeting in that it is usually held at various locations throughout the state for the purpose of taking testimony and usually no votes are taken.
A formal meeting designed to provide the public with the fullest opportunity to express support of or opposition to a transportation project in an open forum at which a verbatim record (transcript) of the proceedings is kept.
A formal meeting wherein a member of the Air Pollution Control Board, State Water Control Board, or Waste Management Board hears the public's views and concerns about an action or proposal. Public hearings may be a requirement or held upon request during the public comment period.
Each bill is given a public hearing by one or more of the joint committees. Any person may appear at a hearing to favor or oppose a bill. Some committees will accept only written testimony on bills refiled from a previous session.
A state agency may or may not schedule a public hearing on the regulatory action. If none is scheduled, an interested party may request one and the agency must comply if the request is received no later than 15 days before the end of the 45-day public comment period.
A meeting which members of the public and representatives of state agencies have the opportunity to testify to a legislative committee on bills, resolutions or issues before the committee. Requirements for public hearings are set forth in the Joint Rules. (empty)
Conducted by the Public Service Board to allow the Public Service Board to hear comments, concerns, and general thoughts on the case from the general public in at least one county in which the project is proposed after publishing a notice in a local newspaper. Although the Public Service Board cannot rely on these comments as evidence in making its decision, public comments play an important role by raising new issues or offering perspectives that the Public Service Board should consider.