Public comment forums have limitations on the number of pages that a user can view at one time. If a public forum is set to view 30 pages at one time, the user will be able to view the next page after the initial page is closed.
The public comment period for rulemakings, petitions for rulemaking, and notices of proposed rulemaking, and for the NOI procedures will commence as soon as the publication of the NOI is available to the public. All other regulatory agency actions, including those with the General Notice feature, will have a public comment period that begins when the agency issues the regulatory action. Publication of the General Notice or of the Notice of Proceeding with a Regulatory Plan accompanies the issuance of the regulatory action.The public comment period for notices of proceeding with a regulatory plan begins when the agency issues the notice of proceeding. Notice of Proceeding with a Regulatory Plan goes into a general circulation period before a notice of proceeding is published in the Federal Register. Notice of proceeding with a regulatory plan has no set public comment period. The public comment period for general circulation notices of proceeding with a regulatory plan begins after the notice of proceeding is published in the Federal Register and ends when the agency issues a final rule, or waives the rulemaking by issuing a statement of non-regulatory action. Subsequent notices of general circulation for a new regulatory action will occur when the agency issues the notice of proposed rulemaking, rule, or order. The public comment period for all stage rulemakings begins as soon as the agency publishes the Notice of Periodic Review, and ends 60 days after the publication of the proposed rule or as soon as the agency issues a final rule. Public comment on notices of proposed rulemaking and rulemakings will also commence as soon as the agency issues the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Public comment on all rulemakings will end when the agency issues a final rule, or waives the rulemaking by issuing a statement of non-regulatory action. Public comment on all regulatory actions will begin as soon as the agency issues the General Notice or Notice of Proceeding with a Regulatory Plan. Final rulemakings and non-regulatory actions do not have comment periods; the agency can accept comments during the comment period for other regulatory actions. The period during which the agency can accept comments on non-regulatory actions is published in the Federal Register.
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