We encourage your feedback on this project. Comments can be submitted at any time throughout the duration of the project. Please read the Comment Acceptance Policy below before making a comment.
The purpose of inviting the public to comment is to inform the project team about issues that are important to the public. It also allows the public to help shape the development and outcome of the project. We welcome all comments. Each comment received is reviewed by the project team members and becomes part of the project's official public record. However, the project team is not soliciting public comment as a means to measure the degree of public support for the project; your comment is not a "ballot." For your comment to be of value to the project team, please be sure it contains ideas, suggestions, recommendations, or experiences that relate to the outcome of this project.
Timeliness of Reporting Comments on the Web
The website is not set up to instantaneously post incoming messages. Messages are reviewed to ensure they comply with our Comment Acceptance Policy. The comment is then analyzed and categorized for inclusion in the website comment summary. This comment summary groups comments by topic to facilitate a review of the issues raised during the comment process. The full comment, as submitted, is retained as part of the official public record.
Comment Acceptance Policy
We welcome all comments and questions about the project from members of the public both by direct e-mail to project team members and via the comments page of this website. The comments sent to the website will be posted on the "Comments Pages." Comments not related to project issues, made anonymously, sent by proxy (written by someone different from the sender), or those that contain rude or slanderous language will not be posted on the website. We will post comments we receive unless we also receive a specific request not to post. You may include this request in the body of your message. Where a reply is requested and contact details provided, a personal reply will be made by telephone or e-mail.
In order for your comment to be posted on our site, you must include personal identifiers with your message; no anonymous comments will be accepted. You may also choose to provide information for the project mailing list. These identifiers and mailing addresses will not be published with the comment message when it is posted on the website. The full comment, with personal identifiers, is part of the official project record; therefore subject to the freedom of information requests. All comments received are available for review at the project sponsor's or DOWL HKM's office. This information will be used solely by the project team for project purposes, such as responses to questions, project statistics, and project mailings, and it will not be shared with anyone. The only information about you that is automatically collected from comments submitted by e-mail is the name of the domain from which you access the internet (aol.com, gci.net, etc.), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. This information does not contain any personal identifiers; it is part of a systems log file.