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Free Legal Resources : Federal Regulations

Current Federal Regulations

Regulations are laws passed by agencies to implement statutes. Regulations passed by federal agencies are published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), available from:

Federal Rulemaking Materials

The process of passing regulations is called rulemaking or notice and comment, because it primarily consists of publishing notices of proposed regulations with requests for comment.

Federal rulemaking is supervised by an agency called the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), part of the Office of Management and Budget.