How to Send, View and Print Public Comments
This page last reviewed May 29, 2014
The ARB encourages public input to its regulatory and non-regulatory items being worked on by ARB staff (ARB Workshops, etc., Public Comments) and ultimately presented to the Board (ARB Board Meeting Public Comments). Submitting comments is easy. Transparency in our decision-making processes is important to us and the following explains how easy it is to submit your comments or to view/print the comments of others.
Here are a few steps to follow:
- At the ARB homepage,
click on 'Send
Us Your Comments'. It is located on the left under 'Popular
- Click on the 'Board
Item' of interest. This takes you directly to the 'Submit Your
Comments to the Board' page for that item.
- Complete all sections of
the form (phone number and affiliation are optional). If you have
a separate document, you can upload an attachment here.
- Click on 'Send Comment'.
- Be on the look-out for an email acknowledgment notifying you that your comment was received by ARB. If you do not receive this email, please click on our disclaimer webpage for action items.
ARB Board Meeting Public Comments:
These are accepted via ARB's web-based docket system during an initial "45-day" comment period or a "15-day" supplemental comment period up until the date and time identified in the column reading " Deadline for Comments ." Once the comment deadline is reached (note, Californa's time zone will apply), the item will no longer be shown on the "Send Us Your Comments" page.
ARB Workshops, etc., Public Comments:
These are accepted until the date and time listed in the Deadline for Comments column.
Viewing and/or Printing Public Comments
Please note that under the
California Public Records Act (Govt. Code Section 6250 et. seq.), your
written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact
information (e.g. your address, phone, email, etc.) become part of the
public record (ARB
Board Meeting Public Comments or ARB
Workshops, etc., Public Comments) and can be released to the
public upon request.
Simply click on the "Comment Log" for your subject area of interest. Then select an individual comment of interest to view or print. Or, scroll down to the bottom of the list of comments and click on the link "Compilation of all Printable Comments" and then view and/or print the resulting PDF file which will include all comments processed to date for that subject.
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