Reg Map: Step Nine

Step Nine
Publication of Final Rule, Interim Final Rule, or Direct Final Rule

Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801-808)
An agency must submit most final rules, interim final rules, and direct final rules, along with supporting information, to both houses of Congress and the General Accounting Office before they can take effect.

Major rules are subject to a delayed effective date (with certain exceptions).

Action by Congress and the President could have an impact on the rule.

Administrative Procedure Act Provisions
Under the Administrative Procedure Act provisions that are included as part of the Freedom of Information Act at 5 U.S.C. 552, agencies are required to publish final rules, interim final rules, and direct final rules in the Federal Register.

Federal Register Act
(44 U.S.C. 1501-1511)
The Federal Register Act at 44 U.S.C. 1510 (implemented at 1 CFR 8.1) requires rules that have general applicability and legal effect to be published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

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