We encourage you to participate in the rulemaking process by reviewing the rulemaking docket, commenting on a rulemaking, and/or attending a public meeting for a rulemaking.
A Docket is the electronic, publicly available "file" for each rulemaking that contains all relevant information and public comments, as well as the published rulemaking documents. For example, a docket may include a notice of proposed rulemaking, public comments, a notice of public meeting, a regulatory assessment of the costs and benefits, supporting studies, and other public information.
Each rulemaking or regulatory project is assigned a unique docket number (e.g. USCG-2012-0001).
Coast Guard Dockets are maintained by the Department of Transportation's Federal Docket Management System, and are available via www.regulations.gov. Regulations.gov is searchable by docket number or by key word.
The Coast Guard provides
information and instructions on submitting comments in the preamble of each document
published in the Federal Register. You can get information under the
following captions to help you submit comments:
DATES. What is the closing date is for the comment period or when your comments must reach the Coast Guard.
ADDRESSES. Where to submit or deliver your comments.
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS. How to submit comments with detailed, specific instructions.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Where to direct your questions or requests for additional information on the regulation.
WEBSITE: The Web site for
electronic submissions is: http://www.regulations.gov.
For most Coast Guard regulations, non-electronic comments or docket submissions must be addressed to:
Docket Management Facility (M-30)
U.S. Department of Transportation
West Building Ground Floor
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The Federal Docket Management Facility, at the above address, accepts hand-delivered submissions, makes docket contents available for public inspection and photocopying, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
The telephone number is 202-366-9329.
The Fax number is 202-493-2251. (Mark the fax "Attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard".)
For more information contact:
Office of Standards
Evaluation and Development (CG-REG)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 2nd Street, SW STOP 7126
Washington, DC 20593