How does EPA communicate with the public and seek comments on new or proposed regulations? How can I submit an official comment on proposed environmental regulations?
EPA's How You Can Get Involved Web page provides information about how to:
-Comment on Our Regulations
-Read Our Agendas and Plans
-Get Daily Updates on Regulations
-Access Our Docket Centers
-Visit Our Public Involvement Web Site
EPA's How You Can Get Involved Web page: http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations
Comment on EPA Regulations:
The multi-agency web site Regulations.gov serves as a clearinghouse for materials related to EPA rulemakings and is EPA's official online comment system. See our instruction page for information on how to search for EPA documents on Regulations.gov.
How to Comment - Instructions page: http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/forms/significant-guidance-comment-form
You can also read rules, proposed rules, and notices from EPA in the Federal Register. The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Proposed EPA regulations that have been published in the FR typically contain instructions about how to submit comments to EPA. Look for a section called "ADDRESSES" in a rule's preamble.
Government Printing Office's (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDsys) is the official source for the electronic Federal Register.
Dockets, Electronic Dockets, and Information Centers serve as the repository for information related to particular Agency actions. When a rulemaking or non-rulemaking action is announced, a docket is established in EPA Dockets with an assigned tracking number to accumulate materials throughout the process. Dockets may contain Federal Register documents, a variety of supporting documentation, and public comments. Regulations.gov serves as EPA's electronic public docket and on-line comment system. If you would like to submit an electronic comment or obtain docket materials in an EPA docket, please visit www.regulations.gov.
EPA has consolidated eight paper docket facilities previously located across the D.C. Metropolitan area to one location in EPA's Federal Triangle offices. The EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) includes a Public Reading Room offering a variety of access tools, security and comfort for members of the public seeking access to EPA's hard copy or electronic public dockets.
EPA Docket Center home page: http://www.epa.gov/dockets/index.htm
Contact Information for EPA Headquarters Dockets: http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm
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