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Comments should directly relate to a proposed change listed in this public review and should address the issue identified in the “Problem” field. A comment that refers to other provisions in the code for which no change is proposed, or to other parts of a provision for which no change is proposed, will not be considered by code development committees at this time. The comment will be returned to the commenter with the suggestion that it be resubmitted as a code change request for future consideration by the code development committees.
Comments that do not support a proposed change should be accompanied by explanations. This helps ensure that a code development committee can fully interpret the feedback received.
Comments submitted should be supported by technical information. While all feedback is considered, we strongly encourage comments to be supported by a technical rationale.
Please note that comments on a proposed change are considered based on the feedback that is submitted, rather than on the number of comments received.
Comments that point out technical considerations the code development committees may have overlooked, or economic impacts the committees may not have foreseen, are encouraged. This includes comments accompanied by data, statistics or research results that support the points the commenter is trying to make.
Commenters are encouraged to submit reports or other documents in support of their comments. (In the case of lengthy reports sent by mail, the commenter may be requested to supply additional copies.) All submitted documents will be in the public domain– it is the commenter’s responsibility to ensure that proprietary information is managed accordingly.
Comments in support of a proposed change are welcome.