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Review & Comment Process Overview

State laws and DCA's Regional Planning Rules and Rules for Regionally Important Resources provide for review and comment on the components of regional plans by interested parties at two specific points during the regional planning process.


The first opportunity for review and comment falls immediately after the Department has certified that a submittal is "complete".  "Completeness" does not mean that the submitted documents have been approved; rather, it means all of the necessary components are present and reviewable."Interested Parties" for the purposes of the Department's review and comment process are specified in the DCA Rules to include the following, at minimum:


  • Local governments located inside the region, any local governments located outside but contiguous to the region, and any other local governments that are likely to be affected by the documents;
  • Any local authorities, special districts, or other entities identified in evaluating intergovernmental coordination mechanisms and processes (if applicable);
  • Regional Commissions that are contiguous to the region or that are likely to be affected by the documents; and
  • Affected state agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, etc.

The entities listed above (and others as deemed appropriate by the Department) will be notified when regional planning documents of interest to them are available for review and comment.  The notification will include, at a minimum, specification of the particular regional planning documents available for review and comment, the name of the Regional Commission submitting the documents, the general nature of the documents to be reviewed, and the deadline by which comments must be received.



DRAFT REGIONAL PLAN COMPONENTS FOR REVIEW/COMMENT

Georgia's regional commissions with active submittals are listed below. Once a submittal has been certified as "complete", the components of each regional commission's plans are published as clickable links in the left column of the tables that follow. The applicable review/comment periods are noted for each one. When the review/comment period is over it will be noted as "CLOSED". Once the document has been adopted by the regional commission, you may view the Adopted Regional Plans.

 

To leave a comment during the review period:

  1. Select the "OPEN " in the column to the right.  This will open your default e-mail program and start a message to PQG staff responsible for handling the submittal. 
  2. In the subject line of the message, include the name of the Regional Commission and the Plan Component upon which you'd like to comment. 
  3. Comments can be sent as text in the body of the e-mail message or as an attachment to the message (.doc or .PDF files only).


Atlanta Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Coastal Georgia Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
09/09/15
10/02/15
CLOSED
09/09/15
10/02/15
CLOSED
01/31/17
03/15/17
CLOSED

Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Middle Georgia Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Northeast Georgia Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Northwest Georgia Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

River Valley Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Southern Georgia Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED

Southwest Georgia Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
01/31/17
02/24/17
CLOSED
01/31/17
02/24/17
CLOSED
05/17/17
06/30/17
CLOSED

Three Rivers Regional Commission

Regional Plan Component
Open
Close
Comment
None
   
CLOSED