The NRC began managing rulemaking-related actions on the Government-wide Regulations.gov Web site in January 2008. The public can submit comments on NRC rulemaking actions through that site, as follows:
- Search for NRC Rules Available for Comment:
- Search for a Specific Rule or Action:
Depending on how much you know about the rule, try the following search techniques:
See also Rulemaking Dockets or Petition for Rulemaking Dockets.
- If you know the Docket ID for the rule or action, enter it into the “Enter Keyword or ID” box and select Search.
- If you don’t know the Docket ID, enter a title or keyword in the “Enter Keyword or ID” box and select Search. Then narrow the search results by entering NRC in the “Find Agency” box.
- Submit a Comment:
On the Search Results page (after performing a search), select the “Open Docket Folder” link in the “Actions” column for the docket of interest. Submit a comment by selecting the “Comment Due” icon in the Title column.
- Get Email Updates:
The Regulations.gov Web site allows users to receive notifications when documents are added to a docket. You must register for notifications for every docket you’re interested in. To do so, perform a search for the desired action (as described above). On the search results page, open the docket folder of the action of interest. Once inside the docket, select the “E-mail Alerts” link near the top of the page. Fill in the registration form, and select Subscribe to complete the registration process.
- Related Dockets on Regulations.gov:
Sometimes multiple NRC dockets may be related to each other. To determine if a relationship exists between multiple dockets, once inside any NRC docket on Regulations.gov, expand the docket details by selecting "Show Details" located below the docket title.
- Additional Suggestions:
Select the “FAQs” tab at the top of the Regulations.gov home page to display a list of helpful topics.
Hearing Opportunities and License Applications – Notices of proposed amendments to a facility operation licensed by the NRC.
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, March 29, 2012