NRC: Public Comments Not Public

The comment period to the NRC on the PSDAR ended at midnight last night (March 24, 2015). A link to the Comment page is:  http://www.regulations.gov/index.jsp#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0004

Only 2 of the 41 public comments submitted to the NRC are available on the Comments webpage. Have you run up against withholding public comments by the NRC before? Can you help us advocate for an open and transparent process?

A side bar on the Comment page explains:

Note: Agencies review all submissions, however some agencies may choose to redact, or withhold, certain submissions (or portions thereof) such as those containing private or proprietary information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. This can result in discrepancies between this count and those displayed when conducting searches on the Public Submission document type. For specific information about an agency’s public submission policy, refer to its website or the Federal Register document.

FYI: Safe & Green did not provide language for others to use. We did not engage in a mass-mail campaign. We could have gone that route, and we don’t know of anyone who did. (We held and attended public meetings, gave people information here on this website, and encouraged people to write their own public comments. We provided links to publicly available comments submitted by the State, local legislators, and Town of Brattleboro.)

 

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