How To Comment On Proposed Rules
Your Views Are Important. Your comments let the agency know what you support, what you oppose, and any improvements you'd like to make to proposed rule language.
Timing Matters. In most cases, you have one, and sometimes two, opportunities to make comments:
- Initial Comments - You can comment on the proposed rules for a specified number of days until 4:30 pm on the final specified day.
- Rebuttal Comments - For an additional number of days, you can file comments in response to the comments filed by others during the Initial Comment period until 4:30 pm on the final specified day.
The number of days are different in each case, and are identified in each rulemaking discussion topic in the "Discussions" link at the top of the page.
Be Prepared. Review the proposed rules, applicable public notices, the agency's Statement of Need and Reasonableness explaining its views on the proposed rules, related exhibits, and the filed comments of others to inform your views.
Be Clear. Your comments should:
- Identify the specific part or subpart of the rule you are addressing;
- Specify whether you support or oppose the proposed rule language;
- Give reasons for your views; and
- Be specific and offer language changes to solve the problems you identify.
Important: All comments will be made available to the public. Please only submit information that you wish to make available publicly. The Office of Administrative Hearings does not edit or delete submissions that include personal information. We reserve the right to remove any comments we deem offensive, intimidating, belligerent, harassing, bullying, or that contain any other inappropriate or aggressive behavior without prior notification.