Rulemaking

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Federal agencies sometimes grant to regulated parties temporary or permanent “waivers” or “exemptions” (also sometimes referred to as “exceptions”) from regulatory requirements.

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Twenty-five years ago, the Administrative Conference studied the potential for use of an ombudsman (or ombuds) in federal agency programs.  Recommendation 90-2 provided guidance for the establishment and operation of federal ombuds offices.  Since that time, the number, prominence and diversity of federal ombuds offices has grown significantly.