(a) A public docket is maintained electronically for each petition for rulemaking and each Coast Guard rulemaking project and notice published in the Federal Register. Each docket contains copies of every rulemaking document published for the project, public comments received, summaries of public meetings or hearings, regulatory assessments, and other publicly-available information. Members of the public may inspect the public docket and copy any documents in the docket. Public dockets for Coast Guard rulemakings are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov. To access a rulemaking, enter the docket number associated with rulemaking in the “Search” box and click “Go >>.” These documents are also kept at a Docket Management Facility maintained by the Department of Transportation, West Building, room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
(b) The public dockets for Coast Guard rulemaking activity initiated by Coast Guard District Commanders are available for public inspection at the appropriate Coast Guard District office or online at http://www.regulations.gov. Paragraph (a) of this section describes how to access and view these documents.
(c) The public dockets for Coast Guard rulemaking activity initiated by Captains of the Port are available for inspection at the appropriate Captains of the Port Office or online at http://www.regulations.gov. Paragraph (a) of this section describes how to access and view these documents.