DOT Web site for submitting comments offline

| Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The online ability to submit comments to the feds is down for four days because of the relocation of the Department of Transportation’s computers.

The DOT’s Docket Management Service Web site that allows the public to post comments regarding Federal Register notices – like the proposed cross-border program with Mexico – is not available June 13-17 to receive new comments.

Currently, a comment period on the proposed cross-border program is open until June 28. Just because the Web site is down doesn’t mean comments cannot be submitted while the Web site is down, however.

Comments can be submitted by fax, mail or, if you just happen to be in DC, by hand. Those comments will not be posted to the docket until the Web site is back up and operational on June 18, according to a notice in the Federal Register.

Where to send comments
Comments can be signed or submitted anonymously. All submissions must include the agency name and docket ID number. For the cross-border program comment period, that number is FMCSA-2007-28055.

Until the Web site is up and running, submit completed comments, by:

  • Fax to: (202) 493-2251; or
  • Mail to:

U.S. Department of Transportation
Docket Operations
West Building Ground Floor Room W12-140
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE.
Washington, DC 20590

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