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Federal Regulation Research

Federal Regulation research is divided into two separate areas: (1) administrative law, which deals with the validity and creation of agency created law; and (2) the research of the agency law itself. This series of research guides deals with the latter.

Step 3: Preparation of Proposed Rule

During the preparation of a proposed rule, reports about the impact of the regulation may be done.  Also, the agency may solicit information from specific individuals, organization, or from the general public.  A request for information in will be published in the Federal Register with "Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" (ANPR) listed as the "Action."

What to look for:

  • Agency hearings.
  • Agency reports.
  • Information that has been solicited by the agency from organizations or individuals.

Where to look: