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ENGL 7790: Writing Public Policy: Federal Regulations

What are regulations?

Regulations are not law (they do not come through the Congress), but they have the force of law.

Federal agencies are authorized to promulgate regulations by publishing them in the Federal Register. Eventually, after a period for public comment and revisions based on comments received, a final version is published in the Federal Register and the regulations are incorporated into the Code of Federal Regulations, known as CFR.

 

Federal Register & Code of Federal Regulations

 

 is codified and becomes: 

 

 

Comment on Regulations

Regulatory Information