CommentCounts is a collaborative web-based tool designed to support the intensive process of organizing and integrating public comments and responses into final rules, programs, and documents in a transparent, verifiable, and thorough manner. With almost two decades of service to Federal agencies, Abt Associates' highly-experienced comment management team is dedicated to delivering comprehensive support for significant volumes of comments within challenging timelines.
Your agency’s goal is to meet the Administrative Procedures Act’s requirements and ensure that any final action is supported by the public record, delivered on time, and able to withstand scrutiny. Meanwhile, with the ease of electronic submittal, agencies face mounting pressure to collect and respond legally, technically and consistently to the ever increasing number of comments.
Comment documents from all sources (including transcripts from hearing and meetings) in their original file format.
Categorized text of the comments organized by issue topic.
De-duplicated and grouped comment submissions to avoid redundancy
Functions to respond to a single comment or many similar comments with one response
Links between the comments and associated responses.
Robust comment and response search and report functions.
Data visualization to help track comment processing and response development.
Integrated communication tools for team collaboration.
Easy-to-use, secure website portal with 24/7 access
Rigorous analysis and quality control checks
Efficiently manage staff and workflow
Readily customizable for individual needs
Training, Users Guide, and technical support throughout the project
No rental or purchases fees when Abt supports your work
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For more information on how CommentCounts can support your work and for a demonstration of our CommentCounts tool, please contact:
Barbara Bauer, Abt Associates