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Comment Policy

We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed.  We review and post comments according to the policy below.  The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the federal government.

We want to publish your comments, but we expect comments generally to be courteous.  To that end, we have established the following policy.

We reserve the discretion not to post comments that:

  • contain obscene, indecent, or profane language;
  • contain threats or defamatory statements;
  • contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; or
  • promote or endorse services or products. (Note that non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)

Do not submit copyrighted or other proprietary material in any form unless you clearly indicate that you have permission to do so.  By posting your comments or other work, you grant EPA and anyone viewing the EPA Web site irrevocable permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform the commenter’s work publicly and free-of-charge.

If you are a reporter, please send questions to the EPA Newsroom through normal channels rather than by submitting questions here as comments.

We recognize that the Internet is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time.  However, given the need to manage federal resources, we intend to review and post comments from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday except for on federal holidays.  We intend to review and post comments submitted at other times as soon as possible on the next business day.

In some cases we ask you to provide your name and e-mail address, although providing either is optional.  We request your name to make it easier to carry on a conversation.  For this reason, we publish your name along with your comment.  We ask for your e-mail address so that we can contact you if necessary.  It is our policy not to publish your e-mail address.

To protect your privacy, please do not include information (e.g., an e-mail address or phone number) in the text of your comment that identifies you.

You can find additional guidance as to how EPA regards privacy issues within the privacy policy provided on EPA’s main Web site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy.  We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

If you have questions about this comment policy or how we apply it, please contact us.

13 Responses leave one →
  1. Indrajit Bauli permalink
    February 13, 2013

    Am I allow to add any hyper text links in the comment? Many people says that not to add any links in the comment or else it will be rejected is it true?

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  2. Christina Catanese permalink*
    February 13, 2013

    Thanks for your question, Indrajit. As our comment policy states, “Non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comment are acceptable”, so just having a hyperlink will not cause a comment to be rejected. In fact, appropriate links can add value to the dialogue on our blog! Links that are commercial in nature or not relevant to a blog post or comment may cause a comment to be rejected, however. I hope that clarifies your question!

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  3. zsi permalink
    March 19, 2013

    love it very much

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  4. Julie permalink
    March 25, 2013

    Hello, do you accept comments and hyperlinks from outside the US? ie the UK ( ww.riskdocs.co.uk)? your blog pages are a great source of information and discussing
    (especially from a UK perspective as we tend to be years behind the US on all policy and research things environmental/environment)

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    • Christina Catanese permalink*
      March 25, 2013

      Julie, thanks for your question. We encourage comments from all over the world – we can all learn something about environmental protection by hearing about how it is approached in different places. Links from the UK are not treated differently than any other links in our comment policy; as long as they are relevant to the blog post in question, they can be included in comments. I hope that answers your question!

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  5. Notebook Tamiri permalink
    April 3, 2013

    thanks for this sharing. Great sharing.

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  6. Plumbers Columbus Ohio permalink
    April 10, 2013

    Healthy waters must be supplied to all parts of the country. Saving water is a good step. Thanks for sharing this article.

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  7. Diego permalink
    April 19, 2013

    Here water Infrastructure in Riversiad is very bad.
    http://www.puntonoche.com

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  8. anny permalink
    April 20, 2013

    I have come to the conclusion that we all have a little blame global warming and its consequences and guilt even more politicians who do not slow down.

    http://www.globalwarmingweb.com/

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  9. Willie J. Martens permalink
    April 27, 2013

    Healthy waters is something that every citizen of the world must have, not only in their household, but also as a basic human necessity.

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  10. Mobil 1 permalink
    February 7, 2014

    Thanks for this article.

    http://www.ozyilmaz.com.tr/

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  11. jias permalink
    March 12, 2014

    Healthy waters must be supplied to all parts of the country.
    http://www,indianstoneinc.com

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