Managing a public comments analysis project can be incredibly difficult. Government workers or contractors often face thousands of public comments, including many long, complex, substantive comments. However, a good project manager can successfully tackle such a project using the right tools and strategy with solid planning and management.
The notice-and-comment process is designed to allow agencies to learn from public comments and to make appropriate changes in the final rule based on the comments. Sometimes, however, the result is that the final rule is significantly different from the proposed rule.
As a writer of proposed rules, your words make a difference. Readers understand the details and intent of rules through these documents and respond accordingly. If your writing is easy for the public to understand, commenters are better equipped to address pivotal issues and provide useful feedback.