Comment Letters

Comment Letters

The most effective comments are substantive in nature.  Let the agency know how YOU would personally be harmed by the proposed action.  Other fruitful areas for comment are:

  • challenging the adequacy of the scientific and other relevant information used in the proposal;
  • challenging the number of alternatives analyzed (i.e., whether there were alternatives that should have been considered but were not);
  • challenging the thoroughness of the agency’s analysis of the alternatives presented;
  • challenging compliance with other environmental laws that might apply to the proposed action; and
  • challenging the adequacy of proposed mitigation measures.

Sample Comment Letters

These examples show a range of comment letters varying in subject, technicality, and length.

Comment Letter Templates

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