There are four ways to comment on EPA's objections to the 36 NPDES permits:
- Submit comments electronically to EPA via www.regulations.gov by following on-line instructions for submitting comments or e-mail comments to email@example.com, Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0315
- Submit comments in writing directly to EPA by mail at:
Water Docket - Docket ID:EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0315
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code: 2822-1T
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
- Submit comments in writing during one of the three public hearings
- Sign up to provide oral comments during one of the three public hearings
If you are interested in attending any of the hearings EPA encourages you to pre-register at least 72 hours before the hearing or by calling 703-577-4953. Pre-registering for the hearings will allow EPA to improve meeting planning and maximize opportunities for interested parties to provide oral comments. You may request in advance to speak at one of the three hearings. You may also request to speak when you arrive at the hearing. EPA will generally assign speaking slots in the order received but may make adjustments to the speaking order to accommodate requests to speak within the time available.
The hearings will begin with brief presentations by EPA and a neutral process facilitator, followed by oral comments from interested persons. Oral comments will be limited to two (2) minutes each to ensure more opportunities for interested persons to speak. Though every effort will be made to accommodate all requests for a speaking time, EPA cannot guarantee that all persons will have an opportunity to contribute oral comments. As noted above, EPA also encourages you to provide written comments.