The Regulatory Process: Background

Background

For a more detailed description and background of the Federal Register and CFR, consult A Research Guide to the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, prepared by Richard J. McKinney for the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.

Another detailed, useful tool is Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff, prepared by the Congressional Research Service, published February 19, 2014 and available through ProQuest.

Search for other CRS reports on federal regulations at ProQuest Congressional, such as The Need for Economic Analysis in Federal Regulation, CRS April 30, 2014 (a Republican staff report examining viewed problems with federal regulations and outlining need for objective cost-benefit analyses of federal regulations) and Regulatory Impact Analysis: Development of Social Cost of Carbon Estimates, CRS July 1, 2014. 

A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking. 3rd ed.
Washington, D.C.: Administrative Conference of the United States, 1998.
        Columbia Libraries Catalog Call Number: Y 3.Ad 6:8 R 86/991

Edited

Page edited and updated by Julia Robbins, September 2015.