At my request, Beth Callahan has forwarded me a compilation of all the comments received by the Department on the DRAFT Clary Lake water level order. These include 3 emailed comments sent directly to Beth Callahan that, through understandable oversight, never made it to the Service List. These include emails from Senator Christopher Johnson, Steven Sheppard of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Jeff Murphy of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.
Upon review it is easy to see why these “comments” were not forwarded to the Service List. Steven Sheppard of the USF&W’s comment consisted of the single sentence “The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service supports the provisions of the Draft Order.” Likewise, Jeff Murphy of NOAA asked a simple question and got a simple answer. Senator Johnson’s comment consisted of pointing out a grammatical error. Still, as trivial as these comments were, everyone is entitled to read them. Regarding Chris Johnson’s comment, I should point out that I was carbon-copied on Chris’s email to Beth Callahan and it never dawned on me that by all rights and purposes it should have been shared with the Service List.
I’ve separated out the extra comments into 2 files:
Here’s the compilation of ALL the comments received by the Department
Here are links to the comments I’ve already posted: