Rules on Rulemakings

Recommendation 2020-1, Rules on Rulemakings – encourages agencies to consider issuing rules governing their rulemaking procedures. It identifies subjects that agencies should consider addressing in their rules on rulemakings—without prescribing any particular procedures—and it urges agencies to solicit public input on these rules and make them publicly available.

Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2020-1, Rules on Rulemakings, 86 Fed. Reg. 6613 (Jan. 22, 2021).

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2020-1
  • Adopted on: December 16, 2020
  • Committees: Regulation

Numerous agencies have promulgated rules setting forth the policies and procedures they will follow when conducting informal rulemakings under 5 U.S.C. § 553.[1] The rules can cover a variety of practices, including processes for initiating and seeking public input on new rules, coordinating with the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies as a rule is being formulated, and obtaining approval from agency leadership before...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Committee on Regulation Meeting Agenda 11 5 2020 (Rules on Rulemakings) Regulation Agenda November 3, 2020 Download
Committee on Regulation Meeting Agenda 10 27 2020 Regulation Agenda October 26, 2020 Download
Agenda for Committee on Regulation Meeting 10 15 2020 Regulation Agenda October 15, 2020 Download
Comment from Senior Fellow Alan B. Morrison 12 4 2020 Regulation Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Special Counsel Jeffrey S. Lubbers 12 11 2020 Regulation Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Jack M. Beermann 12 14 2020 Regulation Member Comment December 14, 2020 Download
Comment from Senior Fellow Ronald M. Levin (12 9 2020) Regulation Member Comment December 10, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Sidney A. Shapiro (11 5 2020) Regulation Member Comment November 5, 2020 Download
Comment from Government Member Daniel Cohen (10 16 2020) Regulation Member Comment October 20, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Erika Lietzan (10 16 2020) Regulation Member Comment October 20, 2020 Download
Comment from Public Member Sidney A. Shapiro (10 19 2020) Regulation Member Comment October 20, 2020 Download
Comment from Senior Fellow James J. Tozzi (10 19 2020) Regulation Member Comment October 20, 2020 Download
Memorandum for Committee on Regulation (Rules on Rulemakings) Revised Final 11 25 2020 Regulation Memorandum November 25, 2020 Download
Memorandum for Committee on Regulation (Rules on Rulemakings) 10 15 2020 Regulation Memorandum October 15, 2020 Download
Rules on Rulemakings Regulation Recommendation December 31, 2020 Download
Rules on Rulemakings Recommendation for Plenary Posted Redline 12 16 2020 Regulation Recommendation December 15, 2020 Download
Rules on Rulemakings Recommendation for Plenary 12 16 2020 (CLEAN) Regulation Recommendation December 3, 2020 Download
Proposed Recommendation from Committee on Regulation 11 5 2020 (Rules on Rulemakings) Regulation Recommendation November 30, 2020 Download
Recommendation for Committee on Regulation (Rules on Rulemakings) REDLINE 11 5 2020 Regulation Recommendation November 5, 2020 Download
Recommendation for Committee on Regulation (Rules on Rulemakings) 11 5 2020 Regulation Recommendation November 3, 2020 Download
Recommendation for Committee on Regulation (Rules on Rulemakings) 10 23 2020 Regulation Recommendation October 26, 2020 Download

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