For more information on the federal rulemaking process, see:
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:
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.