How to Participate or Comment
The Department of Energy (DOE) encourages stakeholders and the general public to participate in its rulemakings. You can participate in rulemakings by:
- Viewing Federal Register notices, supporting documents, and public comments in the rulemaking docket found on Regulations.gov
- By submitting comments to the docket
- By attending public meetings or participating in webinars
Viewing the Rulemaking Docket
Regulations.gov is a web-based repository of federal regulatory documents. Publicly accessible documents associated with Appliance and Equipment Standards rulemakings and related Federal Register notices are now accessible on online. On Regulations.gov you can:
- View proposed and final rules and other regulatory documents or notices
- Read public comments, as well as public meeting presentations and transcripts
These documents are part of a docket folder, which contains all documents associated with a particular rulemaking or notice. Learn more about using Regulations.gov to access documents.
Participating in Public Meetings and Webinars
DOE holds public meetings and webinars related to rulemakings in order to gather information and to present the results of its analyses. Stakeholders are invited to comment on the selection of design options and to assist in the identification of analysis, data, and modeling needs for equipment standards and test procedures. Anyone can participate either in-person or via a webinar, and and in-person participants are allowed to make oral presentations.
Information about participating in public meetings or webinars is at Public Meetings and Comment Deadlines.
DOE welcomes comments from stakeholders. Comments may be submitted through the Regulations.gov website, email, postal mail, or by hand delivery/courier. Directions for submitting comments can be found in the Public Meetings and Comment Deadlines.