The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Announces for Public Review: Draft Access to Records Policy

Public Comments & Responses - Prepared 7/11/2018 [0.1 MB PDF]

DVRPC will open a 45+ day public comment period on April 4, 2018 for proposed changes to DVRPC's Public Participation Plan -- specifically changes to Appendix B: Draft Access to Records Policy. For more information about the Public Participation Plan and this public comment period, please see

The Draft Access to Records Policy [0.2 MB PDF] is intended to clarify existing practices of DVRPC regarding public access to DVRPC records and to assist staff in disclosing Commission records to the public. This policy is intended to balance the benefits of general public access to Commission records with other considerations of privacy, confidentiality, informed decision-making, and security.

The draft Access to Records Policy is available on DVRPC’s website: Hard copies of the draft Policy are available in the DVRPC Resource Center and in a number of regional libraries. To request a copy of the draft Policy in other formats or other languages, please contact DVRPC by Email or by phone at 215-592-1800.

Comments must be submitted in writing. Comments can be:

  • Emailed
  • Faxed to 215-592-9125 or
  • Mailed to:

    DVRPC's Office of Communications and Engagement
    ACP Building, 8th Floor
    190 N. Independence Mall West
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

Comments for the draft Access to Records Policy must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2018. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by May 21, 2018.

DVRPC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website,, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by DVRPC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint may be in writing and filed with DVRPC's Title VI Compliance Manager and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on DVRPC's Title VI program or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please visit:, call (215) 592-1800, or Email.