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Rulemaking at the FCC

by: Joel Kaufman, Office of General Counsel

April 11, 2011 - 11:17 AM

Most FCC regulations are adopted by a process known as “notice and comment” rulemaking.  Under that process, the FCC gives the public notice that it is considering adopting or modifying rules on a particular subject and seeks the public’s comment.  The Commission considers the comments received in developing final rules.

The Office of General Counsel has posted on its web page a series of questions and answers about the rulemaking process so that members of the public may more effectively participate in it.  We include a description of how the rulemaking process works, how to file comments at the FCC, how to find comments filed by others, and tips for making your comments more effective.

Updated: April 11, 2011 - 01:03 PM
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