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Comment on a Regulation
Use the Federal government’s official online docket and comment system to find EPA regulations (otherwise known as “rulemakings”) that are open for comment and to submit your comments online. Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ to access all dockets. Then, follow the steps below to browse for or search for EPA regulations open for comment.
Browse rulemakings open for comment
You can see which EPA actions are open for comment by clicking on “Regulations with Comment Periods Closing Soon.” Then follow these steps:
- Select an appropriate Time Frame. (Selecting “Closing Within 90 Days” will give you the highest number of documents that are open for comment.)
- Find “Environmental Protection Agency” from the drop-down menu in the Narrow by Agency box. Agencies are listed in alphabetical order.
- From the Document Type selection area, deselect the “Notice” box.
- When you find the document you are interested in, click on “Submit a Comment” and follow the instructions on the comment form.
Search for a rulemaking open for comment
If you know the Document ID of the regulation you wish to comment on, type or paste it into the Enter Keyword or ID box on the Regulations.gov home page and then click the “Search” button. (Note: All EPA Document IDs are similar to this example: EPA-R06-OAR-2005-TX-0025-0377.) Once your document is returned to you, click on "Submit a Comment" and follow the instructions on the comment form.