Regulatory Information

How to Use Regulations.gov

How to Search for FDA Federal Register Documents, Dockets, and Daily Listings and Submit Electronic Comments

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Find a Docket

In the search area of the regulations.gov home page:

  1. SEARCH for: Rules, Comments, Adjudications or Supporting Documents:
  2. Enter Docket ID (docket mumber) if known
  3. Type the docket number (i.e., 2000D-1418) in the box under the "Enter Keyword or ID:" and Click the "Search" button.
    • If the docket is prior to 2009 (as example above), docket will appear with a different number  (FDA-2000-D-0002), but it is the same docket.
    • You may also search by keyword.
  4. In the Search Results, click on the tab "View by Docket Folder"
  5. Under the heading "Actions," click on "Open Docket Folder."

Generate Daily Listings

To find FDA documents posted to regulations.gov on a given day:

  1. Go to regulations.gov and click on "Advanced Search" (to right of "Search" button).
  2. Under "In these date ranges," Select the desired date for both the  “Received Date falls in the range From”  and "To" from pop-up calendar.
  3. Under "By Agency," select "FDA-FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION."
  4. Click the "Search" button

Access the Federal Register (FR)

Advance Display: Office of the Federal Register Electronic Public Inspection Desk or Office of the Federal Register enhanced public inspection website

Today's FR: Today's Federal Register Table of Contents 

Historical to Present FRs: GPO Federal Register Database (1994 to present)

Generate a list of the FDA Federal Register documents open for public comment

  1. Go to regulations.gov and click on "Advanced Search" (to right of "Search" button).
  2. Type "Federal Register" in "Search" box.
  3. Click "Open for Comment" (below "Search" box).
  4. Click "Notices" or "Proposed Rules" In "Document Type" section.
  5. Scroll down page To "Find Agency" and Select "FDA-FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION."
  6. Click the "Search" button.

Submit an Electronic Comment for a Docket

To find a docket on regulations.gov and submit an electronic comment:

  1. Go to regulations.gov and click on "Advanced Search" (to right of "Search" button).
  2. Type keyword(s) or Docket ID in the "Search" box.
  3. Select "Open for Comment" (directly under Search box).
  4. Scroll down page To "Find Agency" and Select "FDA-FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION."
  5. Click the "Search" button.
  6. Scroll down page to see results.
  7. Click on "Submit a Comment" in the "Actions" column.

More Tips on searching, navigating and commenting found at regulations.gov:

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