The Regulatory Process

The regulatory process is used by federal agencies to formulate, amend, or repeal a regulation. This process often contains a proposed rule and a final rule, and may accept public comments. Steps to this process may include:

  1. An agency initiates a rulemaking activity, and adds an entry to its Regulatory Agenda
  2. A rule or other document is published to Regulations.gov by the U.S. government’s Federal Register
  3. The public is given the opportunity to comment on this rule on Regulations.gov during
    specified time periods
  4. Final rules can be accessed on Regulations.gov

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