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NIST Welcomes Comments on the Draft Final Report of the NIST Joplin Tornado Study

Cover of Draft Joplin Study Report 

Draft Final Investigation Report (PDF - Nov. 2013)

Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

[Federal Register Notice (FRN) - Request for Public Comments on the Draft Final Report of the Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri]


Persons interested in commenting on the draft investigation report should submit their comments as instructed below.  NIST will consider all comments received and may revise the report based on such comments.  All comments received in response to this notice will be made publicly available without redaction, so members of the public should not include personal or proprietary information in comments. 

Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Comments may be submitted via email to disaster@nist.gov or mailed to:

NIST Technical Investigation Joplin
100 Bureau Dr.
Stop 8611
Gaithersburg, Md. 20899-8611

Comments submitted should be specific to the maximum extent possible: they should clearly state the issue, location (page number, paragraph or sentence), provide a short reason for any suggested change, and provide suggested language for the requested revision.   

All comments should contain the following information:

  • Name (Optional)
  • Affiliation (Optional)
  • Contact (Optional) - phone number or e-mail address where the commenter can be contacted in case of questions about their comment(s)
  • Report Page Number
  • Report Paragraph/Sentence  (e.g., paragraph 2/sentences 2-4)
  • Comment
  • Reason for Comment
  • Suggestion for Revision