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E-M:/ DEQ Public Participation

The new DEQ public participation procedures make sense only as a supplement to, not a replacement for, the traditional public hearing process.  How can a satisfactory public participation process be developed without public participation, as this one was? 
The first reviews from citizens in Riverview were largely negative. The first reviews from the regulated party, BASF, were positive.  That tells you for whom the policy was designed and whom it will benefit.