Editor’s Note: For additional information about the rulemaking process, please see the OIRA Teaching Modules.
Numerous laws and executive orders have governed the federal rulemaking process since the 1940s. Along with specifying oversight and disclosure for the regulatory enterprise, they have spawned complex rule classifications and nomenclature
A chart nearby lists the many designations in play, along with newer characterizations that the 115th Congress’s leading regulatory reform vehicle would bring to the menu, in the event it were to pass. Let’s walk through the Red Tape Roll Call.