The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the regulatory agency charged with protecting that state's land, air and water. To ensure public involvement during the course of its duties, the agency manages more than a thousand public comment periods per year soliciting input from citizens, businesses and other organizations related to environmental monitoring, permitting, enforcement and other activities. Wanting to improve the accessibility of its public comment periods and reduce the manual requirements of managing them, the agency hired SmartComment to provide electronic comment capabilities, as well as a digital platform for organizing, analyzing and responding to the comments.
What We Did
Signing up for a SmartComment subscription in the fall of 2015, the Wyoming DEQ has used our comment management platform to handle dozens of comment periods across all of its departments. After just six months of use, the agency signed on with SmartComment through the end of 2018 and continues to rely on the software as the backbone of its public comment process.
What The Client Said
"SmartComment provides a tool for Wyoming DEQ that not only makes it easier for the public to comment, but also helps our staff better manage and respond to public comments."
Keith Guille, Public Information Officer, Wyoming DEQ