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Agencies Publish Regulatory Agendas
On February 13, 2012, many federal agencies published Federal Register notice of their semiannual regulatory agendas. In its notice, the Department of Commerce explained why federal agencies publish these agendas:
"In compliance with Executive Order 12866, entitled ''Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, the Department of Commerce (Department), in the spring and fall of each year, publishes in the Federal Register an agenda of regulations under development or review over the next 12 months. Rulemaking actions are grouped according to prerulemaking, proposed rules, final rules, long-term actions, and rulemaking actions completed since the spring 2011 agenda. The purpose of the agenda is to provide information to the public on regulations that are currently under review, being proposed, or issued by the Department. The agenda is intended to facilitate comments and views by the public."
Click here to read EPA's Federal Register Table of Contents containing links to regulatory agendas, arranged by agency