OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on February 15th, beginning at 1:00 PM to receive comments on revisions to the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan. The hearing is sponsored by Commerce’s Community Development Division and will be held at the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies, 605 Centennial Blvd., in Edmond, Oklahoma.
One of the purposes of the Weatherization Program in Oklahoma is to help reduce the amount of money low-income families spend on energy-related expenses and to make alternative and more efficient use of their limited incomes.
In addition to reducing expenses, the Weatherization Program decreases the amount of energy consumed in the state and contributes to overall national energy conservation. The program also improves the living conditions of low-income people by making their homes more comfortable places to live and maximizes the economic benefits to the state.
Per 10 CFR 440.14, copies of the draft 2017 WAP State Plan will be made available upon request, and comments will be accepted on the State Plan up to the conclusion of the public hearing, February 15, 2017. To request a copy of the State Plan, or to comment, please submit all inquiries to Victoria Hui at Victoria.Hui@okcommerce.gov or call 405-815-5374.
Commerce has a commitment to obtaining public input before finalizing the application to the Department of Energy. Commerce has administered the state’s low-income Weatherization Program since 1977, and contracts with 15 Community Action Agencies to provide this service to every county in the state.