||TAPS Renewal EIS Newsletter
Preparing Your Comments
Public review often generates several hundred letters and comments to review. Here are some suggestions to help make your comments clear and effective.
- Be brief. More of your comments can be recorded as you
give them if there are not a lot of extra words between important statements.
Reviewers are better able to respond to concerns that are well-organized and
- Be specific. Clearly state what you want. A specific statement
forces a direct response and is therefore more likely to produce results.
- Explain your comment. Support your opinions with facts
- Use your own words. Writing an original letter requires
more thought and effort than mailing a copy of a standardized letter.
- Be honest and realistic. Don't distort facts or repeat
misstatements. Comments that are not legal or feasible may reduce the credibility
of your comments.
- Participate! Your concerns will only be known if you speak
up at meetings or send written comments. Letters or oral testimony are often
the best way to ensure that your comments are recorded accurately.
- Meet the deadline. All comments received or postmarked
by 5 p.m. (ADT) August 20, 2002 will be treated equally.
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