While an additional seventeen days is helpful, this is the first High Speed Rail project in Texas and a thorough comment period
The Board of Directors decided to issue the second comment period
at its November meeting after reviewing input provided on the original draft that was issued on June 20.
The original comment period
was slated to end last week.
A bipartisan group of 53 Senators in September sent a letter asking the EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, to provide an extension of the public comment period
on the EPA's proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from established power plants.
I have always said that another comment period
would only be appropriate if we decide to make significant structural changes that would exceed the parameters of the Administrative Procedure Act," Matz said in a statement.
During the 98-day public comment period
, the NRC held 13 public meetings nationwide to collect public comments on the draft environmental statement and rule.
The agency also extended the comment period
for the "Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental impact Statement for the Proposed Rule: Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.
The Board extended the comment period
to allow those interested more time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments.
The EPA held a public meeting in Clinton on June 9 on the proposal and expanded the public comment period
beyond the original June 15 date.
A second comment period
on the form is open until May 1, 2011.
A public comment period
on Willamette Valley field burning rules has been reopened to give people interested in the new regulations a last chance to review them before they're implemented.
As a result, the Commission has reopened the comment period
for 30 days--the original comment period
for the proposals issued in April ended June 19--in order to receive input specifically on this alternative.