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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 7: Preparation of Final Rule, Interim Final Rule, or Direct Final Rule

Comments and final reports are reviewed. This may lead to changes in the regulatory language.  It may also result in the withdrawal of the proposed regulation.

What to look for:

  • Reports.
  • Supporting documents.

Where to look:

  • News about:
    • Current Awareness Publication go to:  Major Treatises by Topic.
    • Agency website, either issue page or regulation page.
  • Reports and other supporting documents: