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Presidential Documents: Rulemaking

Publications of the President or the Executive Office of the President.

The Federal Rulemaking Process and Associated Documents

Federal Rulemaking Process Associated Documents

The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviews only significant rules, and does not review any rules submitted by independent regulatory agencies.

Adapted from Carey, Maeve P. The Federal Rulemaking Process: An Overview. RL32240. Congressional Research Service. June 17, 2013, p. 2; and from Federal Regulations and the Rulemaking Process, Congressional Research Service. CRS In Focus. November 26, 2014.

1. Statutes are published in the United States Statutes at Large.

3. Follow OMB/OIRA (Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) review at reginfo.gov.

4. Notices of proposed rules are published in the Federal Register.

5. Public comments are available at regulations.gov.

7. Follow OMB/OIRA (Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) review at reginfo.gov.

8. Final rules are published in the Federal Register. ("The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) [...] is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government." (FDsys))

10. The GAO maintains a list of congressional resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

For more information...

Federal Regulations and the Rulemaking Process. Congressional Research Service. CRS In Focus. November 26, 2014.

Maeve P. Carey. The Federal Rulemaking Process: An Overview. RL32240. Congressional Research Service. June 17, 2013.

Congressional Review Act (CRA), Government Accountability Office (GAO). "This Act requires GAO to report on major rules that federal agencies make, including summaries of the procedural steps taken by the agencies. We have a searchable database of major and non-major rules."

The Federal register : what it is and how to use it : a guide for the user of the Federal register, Code of Federal regulations system, 1992, National Archives and Records Administration

Federal Register Tutorial: What it Is and How to Use It, 1999, National Archives and Records Administration

How to Trace Federal Regulations – A Research Guide, Library of Congress

 

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