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Dockets, Electronic Dockets, and Information Centers

Dockets, electronic dockets, and information centers serve as the repository for information related to particular Agency actions. When a rulemaking or non-rulemaking action is announced, a docket is established in EPA Dockets with an assigned tracking number to accumulate materials throughout the process.  Dockets may contain Federal Register documents, a variety of supporting documentation, and public comments.  Regulations.gov serves as EPA’s electronic public docket and on-line comment system.  If you would like to submit an electronic comment or obtain docket materials for an EPA docket, please visit www.regulations.gov

Contact Information for EPA Headquarters Dockets

EPA has consolidated eight paper docket facilities previously located across the D.C. Metropolitan area to one location in EPA's Federal Triangle offices. The EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) includes a Public Reading Room offering a variety of access tools, security and comfort for members of the public seeking access to EPA's hard copy or electronic public dockets. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room, is located in the EPA Headquarters West Building , Room 3334, located at 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. All EPA visitors are required to show photo identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. Visitors will receive an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times and must be returned at the conclusion of your visit. Visitor materials, including purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will be processed through an X-ray machine. Please visit the EPA/DC website (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm) for the latest status concerning the Public Reading Room and public access to docket materials.

Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center
Email: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov
Phone Number: 202-566-1742
Fax Number: 202-566-9744
Mail Code: 2822T

Enforcement and Compliance Docket and Information Center (ECDIC)
Email: docket.oeca@epa.gov
Phone Number: 202-566-1752
Fax Number: 202-566-9744
Mail Code: 2822T

Office of Environmental Information Docket (includes Toxics Release Inventory Docket)
Email: oei.docket@epa.gov
Phone Number: 202-566-1752
Fax Number: 202-566-9744
Mail Code: 2822T

Office of Research and Development (ORD) Docket
Email: ord.docket@epa.gov
Phone Number:  202-566-1752
Fax Number:  202-566-9744
Mail Code: 2822T

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)

Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket
Email: oppt.ncic@epa.gov
Phone Number:  202-566-0280
Fax Number:  202-566-9744
Mail Code: 2822T

Water Docket

Email: OW-Docket@epa.gov
Phone Number: 202-566-2426
Fax Number: No Fax
Mail Code: 2822T

The Office of Pesticide Programs Public Regulatory Docket is not located in the EPA/DC and will remain in Arlington, Virginia for the immediate future.

Pesticides Docket
Phone Number: 703-305-5805
Mailing Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
OPP Public Regulatory Docket, (7502P)
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

EPA/DC Physical Address (hand deliveries):

EPA Docket Center
Public Reading Room
EPA West Building
Room 3334
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

EPA/DC Mailing Address:

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC)
Program Docket Name, Mail Code
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

If you have any questions about the EPA/DC please contact the Public Reading Room staff at (202) 566-1744 or the individual program dockets listed above.

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