Incorporation by Reference

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Incorporation by Reference in stage 8. Implementation

Project Stages:

1. Gather ideas - Completed
2. Select ideas - Completed
3. Council approval - Completed
4. Picking a researcher - Completed
5. Committee consideration - Completed
6. Back to the council - Completed
7. Consideration by the full conference - Completed
8. Implementation - Current
Stage:  
8. Implementation

Contacts

Implementation Contact
202.480.2366
cvogelmann@acus.gov
Media
braedy@acus.gov

Recommendation 2011-5 – Incorporation by Reference addresses ways in which agencies publish rules that refer to standards or other materials that have been published elsewhere. The recommendation proposes ways to ensure that materials subject to incorporation by reference are reasonably available to the regulated community and other interested parties, to update regulations that incorporate by reference, and to navigate procedural requirements and drafting difficulties when incorporating by reference. The Office of the Federal Register (OFR), among other agencies, has relied heavily on this recommendation in setting its regulatory policies. In late 2014, in fact, the OFR implemented the recommendation in a final rule modifying its long-standing requirements for incorporation by reference in all federal regulations.  

Final Recommendation

Incorporation by reference allows agencies to comply with the requirement of publishing rules in the Federal Register to be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by referring to material published elsewhere.[1]   The practice is first and foremost intended to—and in fact does—substantially reduce the size of the CFR.  But it also furthers important, substantive regulatory policies, enabling agencies to draw on the...

Implementation

Related Proceedings

Key Implementation Documents

Implementation Meetings & Events

Project Documents

Namesort descending Committee Type Date
Gary Valasek Comments Administration and Management Public Comment December 1, 2011 Download
55th Plenary Session Webcast - Day 1 Administration and Management Webcast December 8, 2011 Watch Video
Association of Research Libraries et al. Comments for October 28 Meeting Administration and Management Member Comment October 21, 2011 Download
ASTM Comments for September 21 Meeting Administration and Management Public Comment September 14, 2011 Download
Carl Malamud Comments for October 28 Meeting Administration and Management Public Comment October 1, 2011 Download
Carl Malamud Comments for September 21 Meeting Administration and Management Public Comment September 12, 2011 Download
Comments Received from Peter Strauss Administration and Management Public Comment November 16, 2011 Download
Comments submitted by the Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference in response to OMB’s Request for Information Administration and Management Public Comment April 30, 2012 Download
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Report on H.R. 2576 Administration and Management Legislative July 16, 2013 Download
Cooney Comments on Proposed Strauss Amendment Administration and Management Public Comment December 8, 2011 Download
First Draft of Bremer Report on Incorporation by Reference Administration and Management Report September 9, 2011 Download
Follow-Up Comments Received From Peter Strauss Administration and Management Public Comment November 28, 2011 Download
Griffin Incorporation by Reference Testimony Administration and Management Testimony/Speeches January 13, 2014 Download
GTW Associates Comments Administration and Management Public Comment November 1, 2011 Download
IEEE Standards Association Comments Administration and Management Public Comment December 6, 2011 Download
Incorporation by Reference Administration and Management Recommendation December 8, 2011 Download
Incorporation by Reference Draft Recommendation for October 28 Meeting Administration and Management Recommendation October 19, 2011 Download
Incorporation by Reference Draft Recommendation Redline for October 28 Meeting Administration and Management Recommendation October 19, 2011 Download
Incorporation by Reference Draft Recommendation Redline for October 28 Meeting Administration and Management Recommendation October 19, 2011 Download
Incorporation by Reference in an Open Government Age Administration and Management Publication January 15, 2013 Download
Incorporation by Reference Report Administration and Management Report October 19, 2011 Download
Jean Public Comments for September 21 Meeting Administration and Management Public Comment September 2, 2011 Download
Malamud Incorporation by Reference Testimony Administration and Management Testimony/Speeches January 13, 2014 Download
Michael Herz Comments Administration and Management Public Comment December 1, 2011 Download
Minutes of October 28 Meeting Administration and Management Meeting Minutes October 28, 2011 Download
Minutes of September 21 Meeting Administration and Management Meeting Minutes September 21, 2011 Download
NFPA Comments for September 21 Meeting Administration and Management Public Comment September 15, 2011 Download
October 28, 2011 Committee Meeting Administration and Management Webcast October 28, 2011 Watch Video
Office of the Chairman Comments on the Federal Register's Proposed Rule on Incorporation by Reference Administration and Management Public Comment January 31, 2014 Download
Office of the Chairman Comments Submitted in Response to the Federal Register Petition Administration and Management Public Comment June 1, 2012 Download
Proposed Amendment to the Draft Recommendation for October 28 Meeting Administration and Management Recommendation October 27, 2011 Download
Proposed Amendments for Plenary Consideration: Incorporation by Reference Administration and Management Recommendation December 8, 2011 Download
Proposed Incorporation by Reference Recommendation for Consideration at the Plenary Administration and Management Recommendation December 8, 2011 Download
Proposed Incorporation by Reference Recommendation for Consideration at the Plenary Administration and Management Recommendation December 8, 2011 Download
Proposed Revision of OMB Circular A-119 Administration and Management Memorandum February 11, 2014 Download
Redline of Second Draft Bremer Report on Incorporation by Reference Administration and Management Report October 19, 2011 Download
Revised Strauss Amendment Administration and Management Public Comment December 2, 2011 Download
Revised Strauss Comments Administration and Management Public Comment December 2, 2011 Download
SAE Comments for September 21 Meeting Administration and Management Public Comment September 19, 2011 Download
Second Draft Bremer Report on Incorporation by Reference Administration and Management Report October 19, 2011 Download
September 21, 2011 Committee Meeting Administration and Management Webcast September 21, 2011 Watch Video
Statement from the Openness Community Administration and Management Public Comment December 6, 2011 Download
Technical Standards Meet Administrative Law: A Primer on an Ongoing Debate Administration and Management Publication April 18, 2013 Download
The U.S. Public-Private Standardization System Event Flyer Administration and Management Fact Sheet May 15, 2013 Download
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