Skip to main content

Currently Skimming:

Appendix H: Federal Rulemaking Process
Pages 453-456

The Chapter Skim interface presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter.
Select key terms on the right to highlight them within pages of the chapter.

From page 453...
... Federal agencies issue more than 4,000 final rules each year on topics ranging from the timing of bridge openings to the permissible levels of arsenic and other contaminants in drinking water. The costs and benefits associated with all federal regulations have been a subject of great controversy, with the costs estimated in the hundreds of billions of dollars and the benefits estimates even higher.
From page 454...
... of 1946 defines a rule as "the whole or part of an agency statement of general or particular applicability and future effect designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or policy."2 The process by which federal agencies develop, amend, or repeal rules is called "rulemaking," and is the subject of this report. Figure H-1 illustrates in a general manner the process that most federal agencies are generally required to follow in writing or revising a significant rule.
From page 455...
... Office of Information and Budget's Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviews only significant rules and does not review any rules submitted by independent regulatory agencies.
From page 456...
... Some of these rulemaking requirements apply to virtually all federal agencies, some apply only to certain types of agencies, and others are agency-specific. Collectively, these rulemaking provisions are voluminous and require a wide range of procedural, consultative, and analytical actions on the part of rulemaking agencies.

This material may be derived from roughly machine-read images, and so is provided only to facilitate research.
More information on Chapter Skim is available.