Promoting Accuracy and Transparency in the Unified Agenda

Recommendation 2015-1 - Promoting Accuracy and Transparency in the Unified Agenda offers proposals for improving the accuracy and transparency of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.  Among other things, it urges agencies to consider providing relevant updates between Agenda reporting periods, offers recommendations for ensuring that Agenda entries are properly categorized by projected issuance date and status, and encourages agencies to provide notice when entries are removed from the Agenda.

Citation: 80 Fed. Reg. 36757, 36757 (June 26, 2015)


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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2015-1
  • Adopted on: June 4, 2015
  • Committees: Regulation

The Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (typically known simply as the “Unified Regulatory Agenda” or “Unified Agenda”) is an important mechanism by which federal agencies inform the public of upcoming rules.  Required to be published on a semiannual basis, the Unified Agenda represents a joint enterprise of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the Regulatory Information Service Center (...


The Fall 2017 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions accords with Recommendation 3, which urges agencies to include “pending rules” (i.e. those rules still under agency consideration but that have been dormant for long periods of time) in the published Unified Agenda. These rules are now available on in a searchable format. 

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