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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 5: Publication of Proposed Rule

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.

Where to look: