Comment policy

The purpose of this blog is to discuss what EPA is doing to improve its operations and make what EPA does more open to the public. We encourage comments.  Your ideas and concerns are important to ensure that a broad range of Americans are active and informed participants in EPA's work.

This is a moderated blog. We expect that participants will treat each other with respect. All comments will be reviewed before posting. We will not post comments that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly off-topic or that promote services or products. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted.

Reporters are asked to send questions to the EPA Newsroom through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible the next business day and as soon as we can.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain on-topic. Other topics may be blogged in the future.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.