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Federal (U.S.) 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 2: Determination Whether a Rule Is Needed

When the Agency has a choice, such as when it has been petitioned, it determines whether or not to create a regulation.

What to look for:

  • Federal Register document with action indicating a denial of petition.

Where to look: