For everyday folks who want to respond to NEPA or CEQA studies, I have a very helpful"tool" avilable. It has in outline form, all the issue areas. One need only add data and info pertinent to the project and area being studied. It can help you formulate meaningful questions for NEPA Scoping/DEIS/EIS and for CEQA as well.
While the tool was developed for NEPA reviews, it can also be applied to CEQA.
Please contact me by email for WORD format of this valuable tool developed by a city manager with almost two decades of experience in the NEPA/CEQA process at email@example.com