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.