The U.S. State Department published a notice on Feb. 5, inviting public comments regarding TransCanada’s Keystone XL project. The 30-day public comment period ends March 7.
The public is invited to submit comments to the department on any factor they deem relevant to the national interest determination that will be made for the Presidential Permit application for controversial project.
There are two ways to submit comments on the national interest determination. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments to http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;DOS-2014-0003-0001 or mail them directly to:
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Energy Resources, Room 4843
Attn: Keystone XL Public Comments
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Comments are not private and will be made public. Comments can only be submitted online via regulations.gov or by mail to the address indicated above.
Pipeline industry advocates are urging constituents to submit letters in favor of the project. The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) sent a template letter to its members to use when making a comment. That letter is available here. You can adapt this to your letterhead and attach it to the link for submissions above.