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    transparency in government policy in a manner I've not personally confronted before since I've never hesitated to provide such contact information when I've filed comments with EPA and other agencies in the past....and I don't mind that information being broadcast.....  However I understand your reticence under the circumstances.

    The issue you raised is not unique to just www.regulations.gov

    In general most paper communications with EPA and other federal agencies would be disclosable under FOIA unless it met one of the exemptions from disclosure under FOIA or some other enabling statute.

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      but there have been lots of problems with those same disclosures in a searchable database of people who signed and circulated Scott Walker recall petitions and those never involved giving up my email address (I get more than enough spam already) so I'm perhaps more sensitive to it.

      It's the searchable database I have a problem with along with the extent of the information they'll have in there.  It would be tantamount to the IRS making their tax records searchable, IMHO.  I don't want shady people to get my SS number either.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 10:28:13 PM PDT

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