Rulemaking Reference Guide
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Basic Information Federalism
318 DM EO 12372                                            EO 13211
Regulations Process FLowchart Paperwork Reduction Act
EO 12866 Unfunded Mandates
Regulatory Flexibility Act  Tribal Governments
SBREFA  Impact on Families
Property Takings Plain Language
Civil Justice Reform
   
BASIC INFORMATION . . .
     What is a regulation?  How does it differ from a law? .. . PDF
     Parallel Codification of Legislation and Regulations .. . PDF
     Why must we use this process? .. . PDF
     5 USC 551 - Administrative Procedure . Text PDF
     5 USC 553 - Rulemaking .. Text PDF
     Federal Register Document Drafting Resources Link . .
318 DM                                            * Link is to Current ELIPS Table of Contents
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     DOI Departmental Manual - Part 318: Federal Register Documents   TOC Link* . .
     318 DM 1 - How to Publish a Rule Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 2 - Regulatory Planning Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 2 - Illustration 1: US DOI Regulatory Action Alert Link* .. PDF
     318 DM 3 - Record of Compliance and Other Required Documentation Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 3 - Appendix 1: Record of Compliance for a Rulemaking Document Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Appendix 2: Detailed Information, Executive Orders, Legislation Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Appendix 3: Interim Guidelines - UMBR, RF, EO 12866 Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Attachment A:  Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Attachment B: Regulatory Flexibility Act as Amended Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Attachment C: EO 12866 Regulatory Planning and Review Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Attachment D: Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidance Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Attachment E: Cost-Benefit Analysis Checklist Link* Text .
     318 DM 3 - Attachment F: References and Selected Data Sources Link* Text .
     318 DM 4 - Requirements for Rulemaking Documents Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 4 - Appendix 1: Checklist for Reviewing FR Documents Link* Text .
     318 DM 4 - Appendix 2: Statements Required in All Rulemaking Documents Link* Text .
     318 DM 4 - Appendix 3: List of Sources That Apply to FR Documents Link* Text .
     318 DM 5 - Public Participation in the Rulemaking Process Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 5 - Appendix 1: Guidance Memo Link* Text .
     318 DM 6 - Clearance Procedures Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 6 - Appendix 1: Submission of FR Rules... Congressional Review Act Link* . .
     318 DM 7 - Certification and Publication Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 7 - Appendix 1: Publication Billing Codes Link* Text .
     318 DM 8 - Review of Rules Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 9 - Documentation Standards Link* Text PDF
     318 DM 9 - Appendix 1: Documentation Standards FR Documents Link* Text .
REGULATIONS PROCESS  FLOWCHART Return to Top
     Flowchart . . PDF
     Instructions . Text PDF
     Courier Delivery Instructions  . Text PDF
     Tips from Office of Federal Register . Text PDF
     ROC Layout . Text PDF
     Sample ROC . Text PDF
EO 12866  
     Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993 Link . PDF
REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT  
     Title 5, U.S. Code - Chapter 6: The Analysis of Regulatory Functions . Text PDF
     U.S. Small Business Administration - A Guide to the Regulatory Flexibility Act . Text PDF
SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT FAIRNESS ACT  
     Overview of SBREFA . . PDF
     Public Law 104-121: Title II & III . . PDF
PROPERTY TAKINGS Return to Top
     Executive Order 12630 of March 15, 1988   Text PDF
     The TAKINGS Assessment Process . . PDF
     Excerpt from Guidance on "Takings" from the Department of Justice . Text PDF
CIVIL JUSTICE REFORM  
     Executive Order 12988 of February 5, 1996 . Text PDF
FEDERALISM  
     Memo: Guidance for Implementing E.O. 13132 . Text PDF
EO 12372  
     EO 12372, 43 CFR 9 and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968 . Text PDF
     EO 12372 of July 14, 1982 - Intergovernmental reveiw of Federal programs   Text PDF
     43 CFR Part 9 1983 Federal Register, 29224 . . PDF
     62 FR 12835 - Relationship of Interior Programs to EO 12372 Process . Text PDF
EO 13211  
     EO 13211 - Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution or Use Link
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT
     Information Collection and Recordkeeping Requirements . Text PDF
     5 CFR Section 1320 - Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public 
         (NOTE: To get a printable version in CFR Manual-format, use thePDF's in the "Link" to NARA Index page)
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     Public Law 104-13, Chapter 35: Coordination of Federal Information Policy . Text PDF
UNFUNDED MANDATES Return to Top
     Memo - Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, DOI Blanchard . . PDF
     Memo - Guidance for Implementing Title II of S.1: DOI Falkner . . PDF
     Memo - Guidance for Implementing Title II of S.1: OMB Katze . Text PDF
     Public Law 104-4: Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 . Text PDF
TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS  
     Presidential Document - Government to Government Relations w/ Native 
        American Tribal Governments
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IMPACT ON FAMILIES  
     Memo - Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families : OMB . . PDF
     EO 13045 of April 21, 1997- Protection of Children  . . PDF
PLAIN LANGUAGE Return to Top
     Memo - Plain Language in Government Writing: DOI . . PDF
     Presidential Document - Memo of June 1, 1998: Plain Language . Text PDF
DATA QUALITY ACT      
Information and text of Act Link    

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Last updated: September 15, 2009