How do I comment on a rulemaking?
You may comment on rulemakings published by any modal administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation either electronically or in writing. Submit written, signed comments to the docket number appearing in the heading of the rulemaking to Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Visit http://dmses.dot.gov/submit/ to electronically file comments.
How do I use the DOT Docket Management System to view comments on rulemakings?
This site provides two methods for using the Docket Management System (DMS). Follow the DMS link on this page or visit the Motor Carrier Rulemaking and Notices page to directly access the docket for a specific rule to view or print its docket contents. You will need either a TIF/TIFF image viewer or Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Contact your system administrator for more information on obtaining these aids.
If you access DMS from this page, you must obtain the docket ID number for each rulemaking that you intend to search. Users may locate any rulemakings published by a DOT modal administration (e.g., FAA, FTA, NHTSA, RSPA, etc.) by using the last four digits of the rulemaking docket ID number. Federal Highway Administration docket ID numbers are formatted as FMCSA-yy-9999. Use only the last four digits of the docket ID number when searching. For example, if the docket ID number is FMCSA-96-1234, search on 1234.
For extensive on-line help for using the DMS, refer to the DMS help page.