Reg Map: Step Six


Step Six
Public Comments

Under the Administrative Procedure Act provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553, an agency must provide the public the opportunity to submit written comments for consideration by the agency.

As required by Public Law No. 107-347, agencies must provide for submission of comments by electronic means and must make available online the comments and other materials included in the rulemaking docket under 5 U.S.C. 553 (c).

Executive Order 12866 established 60 days as the standard for the comment period. The holding of a public hearing is discretionary unless required by statute or agency policy.

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