Regulatory Reading Room

Resource Links

Presidential Transition Documents

  • TRG-prepared comparisons of the January 2017 "Regulatory Freeze" memo with the January 20, 2009, "Regulatory Review" memo from Pres. Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and the January 2001 "Regulatory Review Plan" memo from Pres. Bush's Chief of Staff Andrew Card:

Laws Affecting Rulemaking

Research Sites for Administrative Law

Ex Parte Communication in Informal Rulemaking

Department Links

Administrative Procedure Act


Presidential Memoranda

OMB Memoranda

Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIA) Related

Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Related 

Other OMB Memos

Executive Orders

  • E.O. 14094 Modernizing Regulatory Review
  • E.O. 14008 Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
  • E.O. 13992  Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation
  • E.O. 13610 Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens
  • E.O. 13609 Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation
  • E.O. 13579 Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies
  • E.O. 13563 Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review
  • E.O. 13497 Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Regulatory Planning and Review
  • E.O. 13272 Proper Consideration of Small Entities in Agency Rulemaking
  • E.O. 13212 Actions to Expedite Energy - Related Projects 
  • E.O. 13211 Statement of Energy Effects
  • E.O. 13186 Protection of Migratory Birds
  • E.O. 13175 Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments
  • E.O. 13132 Federalism
  • E.O. 13045 Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks
  • E.O. 12988 Civil Justice Reform
  • E.O. 12962 Recreational Fisheries
  • E.O. 12898 Federal Actions to address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations
  • E.O. 12866 Regulatory Planning and Review
  • E.O. 12630 Property Rights
  • E.O. 11246 Equal Employment Opportunity

Executive Order 13563 Guidance

Finding Regulations and Statutes

Regulation Writing Resources

Public Comments on Rulemaking

Federal Legislative Process

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals DC Circuit