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Current Public Involvement
Comments were accepted on the revised draft assessment from April 26 to June 30, 2013. The comment period has now closed.
Read Public Comments
Over 620,000 comments were posted to the public comment docket as of June 30, 2013. The comment total will be updated as the final letters and e-mails are posted.
Completed Public Involvement Activities
After the release of the draft assessment on May 18, 2012, EPA held public comment meetings in Dillingham, Naknek, New Stuyahok, Nondalton, Levelock, Igiugig, Anchorage and Seattle. About 2,000 people attended these meetings. The meeting presentation was also broadcast via two webinars on July 17 and 19, 2012.
In 2012, we received about 233,000 comments during the 60-day comment period. View public comments and meeting transcripts at regulations.gov
Some public comments included technical and scientific reports that addressed other comments we received. However, these reports had not been peer reviewed, so we arranged for peer review of these reports. View supplemental peer review reports
We solicited public input on nominations for peer reviewers for the May 2012 draft assessment, and the peer review charge questions. The peer review panel meeting in Anchorage in August 2012 was open to the public. The final report developed by this peer review panel has been made publicly available.