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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 4: OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Review of Proposed Rule

Review of significant proposed regulations before publication to ensure compliance with Executive Order 12866.

What to look for:

  • If the rulemaking is under review.
  • If the review is done.

Where to look:

  • News about:
    • Current Awareness Publication: to find Major Treatises by Topic.
    • Agency website, either issue page or regulation page.
  • Information about the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) review.
    • RegInfo.gov:
      • If rulemaking under review, the path is: "Regulatory Review > Regulatory Review Dashboard."
      • If the review is done the, path is: "Regulatory Review > Search."