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Requests for Comments

Public comments on any OHRP guidance document are welcome at anytime. For any comments not submitted during an identified comment period, please email comments to ohrp@hhs.gov and insert the title of the specific guidance document in the subject field, or submit comments by mail to:

Division of Policy and Assurances
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How to View Posted Public Comments

  • Click on the link for the Federal Register notice requesting comments
  • In another tab or window, access www.regulations.gov:
  • Copy and paste, or just retype, the docket number given in the Federal Register notice, into the regulations.gov box that is labeled “Search”.  
  • The first answer should say “Featured Result.” 
  • Click on “Open Docket Folder” at the upper right corner of that result. 
  • There should be a heading labeled “Comments” in the middle of the page. 
  • Click on “View All” next to Comments. 
  • Now you should have access to all of the comments, and can use the search box at the top to search among them.
  • Also, a list of comments received and posted should display, and can be opened one at a time.
    • For many comments , the substance of the comment is in an attachment, which  can be opened by clicking on the "View Attachment" PDF icon on the right side of the screen

Open Requests for Comments

  • No requests for comments are currently open.

Prior Requests for Comments

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Content last reviewed on March 16, 2016