Instructions for Commenting During Open Comment Periods
Unlike comment periods associated with the initial opening of a docket, which are announced in the Federal Register, second comment periods that are part of EPA's public participation process for pesticide registration are only announced on the Pesticide Registration Application Status page. Doing so saves taxpayer dollars since there is a cost for each Federal Register Notice published.
Submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI) with comments: EPA expects that most comments will not contain CBI. However, if comments do contain CBI, do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail, instead please submit the comments via the Postal Service or a commercial carrier. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information marked CBI will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.
To submit your comments, follow these steps (you may want to print these instructions before continuing):
- Click the return button on your browser and then click on the docket associated with the action on which you wish to comment.
- On this page you may open and read the document(s) you are interested in.
- When ready, click on the title of the document in the left column to take you to the screen where comments may be submitted.
- Click on the "Submit Comment" link in blue.
Additional instructions on submitting comments are available in the Federal Register Notices associated with certain actions (as noted above, some actions are available for public comment, but do not have a Federal Register Notice).