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.
Proposed Rules are published in the Federal Register. This is required by the Administrative Procedure Act and serves to give the public notice that a regulation is being created. Within the Federal Register document, the public is given information about how to comment on the proposed regulation.
What to look for:
Federal Register document with action giving notice of a proposed rulemaking.