Submitting Effective Comments On Federal Rulemakings

Federal rulemakings have taken on a more prominent role in environmental law over the past few decades. With respect to air quality, the federal government has implemented significant policy changes through rulemaking and more are expected to come over the next four years. This session will first discuss the nuts and bolts of proposed federal rulemakings and when Tribes should or should not submit comments. It will focus on how to provide meaningful comments, including thoughts on how to best take advantage of NTAA policy response kits. It will finish by discussing what Tribes should do after submitting comments. The presentation will solicit feedback from attendees on what has worked well and what hasn't worked so well. At the end of this session, attendees should have a stronger framework for evaluating and commenting on federal rulemakings that impact their communities.