Regulatory Reading Room

Resource Links

TRG's Document Drafting Handbook, Annotated (DDHA)

New Administration 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:
  • TRG Guidance Memorandum, Responding to Freeze Memoranda - How agencies delay, withdraw, or modify final rules that have been published in the Federal Register, but are not yet effective, March 30, 2017

Laws Affecting Rulemaking

Federal Government Research Sites and Search Engines

Ex Parte Communication in Informal Rulemaking

Department Links

Administrative Procedure Act

Presidential Memoranda

Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIA) Related

Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Related 

Other OMB Memos

Executive Orders

  • E.O. 13892 Transparency and Fairness in Civil Administrative Enforcement and Adjudication
  • E.O. 13891 Improved Agency Guidance Documents
  • E.O. 13777 Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda
  • E.O. 13771 Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
  • 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