Regulatory Enforcement Manuals

Recommendation 2022-5, Regulatory Enforcement Manuals – Considering the extent to which agencies have developed enforcement manuals, this recommendation identifies best practices associated with their development, management and use; their contents and form of presentation; and how manuals are disseminated to staff and made publicly available. It builds on several recommendations the Administrative Conference has previously adopted regarding the development, management, and dissemination of agency procedural rules and guidance documents.

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2022-5
  • Adopted on: December 15, 2022
  • Committees: Rulemaking
Executive Summary

Many agencies have developed documents, often called “enforcement manuals,” that provide their personnel with a single, comprehensive resource regarding enforcement-related laws and policies. Enforcement manuals provide a way for agencies to effectively communicate laws and policies that would otherwise be dispersed within a voluminous body of separate documents, and to ensure that agency enforcement is internally...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Commitee Meeting Agenda 11.1.22 Rulemaking Agenda October 28, 2022 Download
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Committee Meeting Agenda 10.18.22 Rulemaking Agenda October 12, 2022 Download
Comment from Special Counsel Jeff Lubbers on Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Public Comment December 12, 2022 Download
Comment from the Department of Commerce on Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Public Comment December 12, 2022 Download
Comment from the Deparment of Commerce on Regulatory Enforcement Manuals 12.7.22 Public Comment December 8, 2022 Download
Comment from Senior Fellow Alan Morrison on Regulatory Enforcement Manuals 12.1.22 Public Comment December 7, 2022 Download
Public Comment from Special Counsel Matt Wiener on Regulatory Enforcement Manuals 10.31.22 Rulemaking Public Comment November 7, 2022 Download
Public Comment from Senior Fellow Michael Herz and Public Member Bernie Bell on Regulatory Enforcement Manuals 10.31.22 Rulemaking Public Comment November 7, 2022 Download
Public Comment from Senior Fellow Richard Pierce on Regulatory Enforcement Manuals 10.18.22 Rulemaking Public Comment October 18, 2022 Download
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Rulemaking Recommendation December 31, 2022 Download
Plenary Redline for Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Recommendation December 13, 2022 Download
Plenary Clean for Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Rulemaking Recommendation November 30, 2022 Download
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Draft Recommendation from Committee 11.1.22 Rulemaking Recommendation November 10, 2022 Download
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Draft Recommendation for Committee 10.28.22 Rulemaking Recommendation October 28, 2022 Download
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Draft Recommendation for Committee 10.12.22 Rulemaking Recommendation October 12, 2022 Download
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Final Report 12.9.22 Report December 9, 2022 Download
Regulatory Enforcement Manuals Draft Report 10.6.22 Rulemaking Report October 12, 2022 Download

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