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The EbGS requested the draft coverage guidance to be posted for 30-day public comment, 6/7/2021 to 8 a.m. 7/7/2021. Visit the Open for Comment page to view the draft coverage guidance and submit formal written comments.
EbGS reviewed this topic at its 6/3/2021 meeting, making revisions to the coverage guidance draft.
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Scope statement was posted for public comment, 1/12/21 – 1/20/21 at 8:00am.
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