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Administrative Law: Find future things that affect these regulations

Guide to researching regulations

Summary of Steps

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1.  Find a regulation.

2. Examine the final rule in the Federal Register.

3. Find the proposed rule.

4. Sample comments from the proposed rule.

5. Search for future things affecting the same issues as your regulation (same CFR section)

 

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Regulatory History Step 5: Instructions

5.  Search for future things affecting the same issues as your regulation.

  • Rules that might change your regulation are those that affect the same CFR section as your rule.
  • Search for things published after your rule and that have the same CFR section as your rule.
  • In federalregister.gov, go to Advanced Document Search.
    • Limit by publication date on or after your regulation
    • Limit by relevant events (rules, proposed rules, notices)
    • Limit by Affecting CFR Part
  • If you get too many potential documents, do additional limit by keywords to focus on specific issue covered by the rule.

 

Regulatory HIstory Step 5: Images

screenshot of searching for CFR parts affected